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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

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Comcare national forums to encourage safer workplaces  - 05 Mar 2019

Comcare will deliver a series of forums across Australia over the coming months to promote better work health and safety practices.

Update on new claims service options for eligible agencies  - 05 Mar 2019

Comcare has introduced new claims service options for some agencies in the Comcare scheme, specifically non-corporate Commonwealth entities. This follows the Government’s announcement in September 2017 and involves eligible agencies playing a greater role in managing their workers’ compensation claims.

Workplace Exposure Standards open for comment  - 01 Mar 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking comments on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust.

Research paves the way for improving work opportunities  - 20 Dec 2018

New research examines employers’ behaviours and attitudes towards hiring and retaining Australians whose work opportunities are limited by injury, illness or disability.

Work Health and Safety Amendment (Labelling Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2018  - 19 Dec 2018

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was adopted in Australia under the model work health and safety laws in 2012 with a five-year transition period.

Focus on Change  - 14 Dec 2018

Understanding the importance of mental health in managing change was the overall message at Comcare’s most recent Mental Health Community of Practice. The event was developed around the theme of organisational change and its impact on mental health and attracted 137 attendees from the jurisdiction; a record number for the event. An infographic summarising attendee feedback from the event can be viewed here.

Comcare Accessibility Action Plan 2018-2020  - 06 Dec 2018

Comcare’s Accessibility Action Plan 2018-20 (AAP) focuses on the experiences and contributions made by all our employees, creating a positive and inclusive workplace for employees living with disability and providing a better service to the community.

Comcare Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020  - 22 Nov 2018

Our vision for reconciliation is a culture that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

Extension of workplace rehabilitation providers approvals to 30 June 2020  - 18 Oct 2018

Comcare will be extending all currently approved workplace rehabilitation providers to 30 June 2020.

Update on new claims service options for eligible agencies  - 12 Sep 2018

Comcare is introducing new claims service options for some agencies in the Comcare scheme, specifically non-corporate Commonwealth entities. This follows the Government’s announcement in September 2017 and involves eligible agencies playing a greater role in managing their workers’ compensation claims.

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