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Comcare webinars

Our webinars are presented by workplace health and safety experts and guest speakers to help promote and enable safe and healthy work across Comcare’s scheme.

Previous webinars

Contractor management and regulatory process enhancements

28 February 2024

The webinar discussed:

  • shared duties and monitoring requirements when engaging contractors
  • what to expect when an inspector calls following an incident involving contractors
  • an update on recent enhancements in regulatory processes for targeted and effective assessment and prioritisation of regulatory response.

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Why recovery and return to work matters, and what makes a difference

28 November 2023

Presented by Peter Kirwan (Fire and Rescue NSW), Tim Saunders (Telstra), Dr Catherine Kelaher (Department of Defence) and Michael Duke (Comcare).

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The webinar discussed:

  • Practical insights from an employee with lived experience, employer and medical practitioner.
  • How employers can effectively support employees in their recovery and return to work.
  • Suggested approaches for early engagement, support and developing psychologically safe workplaces without stigma.

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Body stressing, musculoskeletal disorder and Good Work Design webinar

26 October 2023

As part of Safe Work Month 2023, Comcare hosted an informative webinar with Comcare leaders and Professor Jodi Oakman from La Trobe University, discussing body stressing, musculoskeletal disorders and Good Work Design for strategies to create safer and healthier work.

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Psychosocial Health and Safety Forum

10 October 2023

This webinar featured Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman and Comcare CEO Greg Vines discussing mental health challenges in the workplace. It included updates on the regulatory landscape, and approaches to address vicarious trauma and other hazards. An expert panel shared lessons from applied practice.

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2023-24 Regulatory Priorities and Incident Management

31 July 2023

This webinar discussed:

  • Comcare's Regulatory Priorities for 2023-2024
  • Comcare's regulatory approach to Incident Management Systems
  • Implementation of best practice incident management and response

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Comcare information session: Understanding your 2023-24 premium

22 June 2023

Comcare hosted a session to support organisation’s understanding of its 2023–24 workers’ compensation premium. This session discussed how premiums are calculated and key drivers, scheme trends and the impact of claim outcomes on premiums, and responses to commonly asked questions about premiums.

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Psychosocial hazards and regulation

27 March 2023

This webinar covers the WHS Amendment (Managing psychosocial risk and other measures) Regulations 2022, Comcare's regulatory approach, and guidance and support materials.

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WHS systems and the future of work

26 October 2022

Professor Sharon Newnam from Queensland University of Technology discussed how we can review and maintain WHS management systems and the future of work.

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Resilience, adaptability and mental health

10 October 2022

Hear from Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyond Blue about leading teams, sharing vulnerability, managing your wellbeing and resilience, plus the latest insights and data.

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Creating a safe and healthy workplace

4 October 2022

Comcare leaders discuss work health and safety challenges in the jurisdiction and the latest education, training and upcoming initiatives.

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Contractor management: Shared duties and control

3 May 2022

Comcare Senior Inspectors, Susan Jones and Craig Servin from our Regulatory Operations Group, provided organisations that engage contractors with a clearer understanding of shared duties and responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).

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Comcare

Safe Work Australia

Investing in health and wellbeing

28 April 2022

Dr L. Casey Chosewood from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) joined Comcare's Justin Napier, General Manager Regulatory Operations Group, to discuss an integrated approach to work, health, safety and wellbeing.

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Leadership and resilience in changing times

22 October 2021

This webinar discussed leadership, workplace culture and resilience during difficult circumstances.

Managing psychosocial hazards and risks

12 October 2021

This webinar included practical, solutions-based content, from Comcare as the regulator and national authority.

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For more information on the reports referenced:

For information regarding the available toolkits referenced:

Other guidance material and resources referenced:

Building a culture of respect: Workplace sexual harassment – never part of the job

18 August 2021

Comcare hosted the ‘Building a culture of respect: Workplace sexual harassment – never part of the job’ webinar on 18 August 2021, with discussion on how sexual harassment can occur in the workplace, prevention strategies and ways to manage the risk of workplace sexual harassment.

Watch the webinar recording or read the video transcript to hear our presenters’ responses to the many questions our audience asked during the webinar.

For questions relating to regulatory and practical guidance to help employers, managers and supervisors and workers prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment and comply with their duties under the WHS Act, please refer to Comcare’s guidance:

For further information regarding education products focused on the prevention, management and reporting of workplace sexual harassment, access Comcare’s training via our learning management system called Comcare LMS.

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Micro Learns – 5-minute video presentations

Online courses – self paced learning

Read more about Comcare’s workplace sexual harassment guidance.

For more information about sexual harassment:

COVID-19, safety systems and safety culture

28 October 2020

Comcare presented this webinar on 28 October 2020, which discussed COVID-19, safety systems and emerging trends and risks.

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Comcare

Safe Work Australia

COVID-19, our work, mental health and wellbeing

14 October 2020

Co-presented by Comcare, Beyond Blue and Future of Work Institute on 14 October 2020. This webinar explored some of the impacts of COVID-19 on the nature of our work, mental health and wellbeing.

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Comcare

Beyond Blue

Future of Work Institute

Page last reviewed: 28 November 2023

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Date printed 02 Mar 2024

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