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Claims Manager Forum

For: Employers and managers Advocates

These free online events provide an opportunity for claims managers and other scheme stakeholders to discuss matters of common interest under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Forums are open to all claims managers and decision makers administering the SRC Act as well as other interested parties.

2.00 pm - 3.30pm AEDT
Cost: Free

Thursday 15 September 2022

Participants will hear:

  • an update on recent developments in rehabilitation management
  • a discussion of the difference between ‘injury’ and ‘disease’
  • updates on scheme significant litigation matters and claims management implications.

If you would like to attend this forum please email Scheme Policy and Design.

Past forums

Thursday 23 June 2022

The main topics included:
  • an update on Medicinal Cannabis including recent or emerging evidence and Comcare learnings
  • an overview of results from the National Return to Work Survey
  • updates on scheme significant litigation matters, with a focus on the recent decision of the Full Federal Court in Wuth v Comcare and its operational impacts.

Thursday 17 March 2022

The main topics were:

  • Significant litigation matters update
  • Operational discussion of litigation matters
  • COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme – FAQs
  • Scheme update

Thursday 2 December 2021

The main topics were:

  • Significant litigation matters update
  • Operational discussion of litigation matters
  • Education presentation – release of on-line SRC Act training courses
  • Scheme update

Thursday 30 September 2021

This forum provided an opportunity for claims managers and other scheme stakeholders to hear updates from Comcare's Legal Advice and Strategy team on scheme significant litigation matters, with a particular focus on the operational effects for decision makers.

Thursday 24 June 2021

This forum provided an opportunity for claims managers and other scheme stakeholders to discuss matters of common interest under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Thursday 18 March 2021

Claims managers in the Comcare scheme virtually attended the first forum for 2021. Scheme Policy and Design provided an overview on initiatives and legislative updates including applying the interval and interlude test, and the application of Reasonable Administrative Action exclusions.

Thursday 3 December 2020

Claims managers in the Comcare scheme virtually attended the final forum for 2020. 
Attendees heard from Comcare's Legal Advice and Strategy team with updates on significant litigation matters, with a particular focus on determining the work boundary when considering journey claims.

For past forum enquiries, email forums@comcare.gov.au.

Page last reviewed: 16 May 2022
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Date printed 28 Sep 2022

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