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31 Mar 2020

While our face-to-face training is currently suspended due to COVID-19, ensure you keep developing your work health and safety capability through Comcare LMS, our secure learning management system.


30 Mar 2020

We have a new website which provides an updated interface, a brand-new look and navigation designed to streamline how you engage, find and access our content.


25 Mar 2020

This resource provides an understanding of the role of the GP in supporting work participation across systems that provide benefit or income support to people with a health condition or disability.


10 Mar 2020

The Department of Defence has been convicted and fined $300,000 after a Sydney high school student was seriously injured during an army cadet camp


02 Mar 2020

We need feedback on guidelines for giving a WHS undertaking under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.


25 Feb 2020

We need your help testing the Beta website, to ensure the new Comcare website does as we intend.


16 Dec 2019

A project to improve work participation by empowering people to participate in their recovery and management of their health condition or disability.


27 Nov 2019

We need to forge powerful research partners that help us understand and anticipate future challenges.


11 Nov 2019

Natalie Bekis, Comcare’s GM Strategic Partnerships and Engagement is presenting at the Actuaries Institute of Australia’s Injury & Disability Schemes Seminar


11 Nov 2019

Safe Work Australia have published "Labour hire: duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking".


01 Nov 2019

Comcare's trial of NewAccess has achieved a 78% recovery rate.


31 Oct 2019

Update on the case of a defence contractor convicted and fined $200,000 over an incident that severely injured a worker at a Brisbane Army barracks


29 Oct 2019

Key decision makers discuss the future of Comcare's Collaborative Partnership.


21 Oct 2019

Know your workplace and responsibility for National Safe Work Month.


19 Oct 2019

Top 10 factors influencing mental health in APS workplaces.


14 Oct 2019

As part of National Safe Work Month, we’re focusing on body stressors and how to avoid injury at work


01 Oct 2019

As part of National Safe Work Month and World Mental Health Day, we encourage you to focus on mental health in the workplace.


01 Oct 2019

October is National Safe Work Month.


26 Aug 2019

Prosecutors have filed federal work health and safety charges against the Department of Defence after a worker suffered critical injuries during a maintenance operation.


01 Aug 2019

Comcare is seeking your feedback on revised Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.


18 Jul 2019

Public consultation open on updating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.


28 Jun 2019

Safe Work Australia invites feedback on the recommendations of the review of the model WHS laws.


17 Jun 2019

Feedback is sought on the consultation draft on the Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.


13 Jun 2019

Three companies have been charged over two separate incidents that caused injuries to workers during the redevelopment of Perth’s Campbell Barracks.


12 Jun 2019

CSIRO has been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws over an explosion at a Melbourne research facility.


05 Jun 2019

Comcare welcomes the ACT Government’s decision to remain in the federal workers’ compensation scheme.


09 May 2019

The Department of Defence has been charged with breaching Commonwealth work health and safety laws over the death of a soldier during a training exercise.


08 Mar 2019

Comcare has collaborated in the development of Clinical Guidelines and a assessment video for GPs.


08 Mar 2019

In response to feedback, Comcare are making system improvements to Verification Inspection numbers.


05 Mar 2019

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


05 Mar 2019

Comcare has introduced new claims service options for some agencies in the Comcare scheme, specifically non-corporate Commonwealth entities


01 Mar 2019

Feedback is being sought by Safe Work Australia on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards.


06 Feb 2019

Construction company John Holland and two contractors are facing federal work health and safety charges over an incident that injured a worker at Perth’s NorthLink road project.


02 Oct 2018

Federal prosecutors have laid charges against the Department of Defence after a Sydney high school student suffered serious injuries during an army cadet camp.


19 Sep 2018

The winners of the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.


30 Apr 2018

New research estimates the scale and cost of health-related work incapacity in Australia and considers a fresh approach to improving it.


21 Mar 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.


07 Mar 2018

A unique initiative is driving new approaches to improving participation for Australians with health conditions that affect their ability to work.


21 Dec 2017

The Department of the Environment and Energy and a helicopter contractor have been charged with breaching federal work health and safety laws in relation to a fatality in Antarctica.


14 Sep 2017

The Awards were presented last night in Canberra as part of Comcare’s 2016 National Conference.


02 Aug 2017

Update on charges against waste management company Cleanaway over a fatal incident involving a recycling truck in Melbourne.


19 Jul 2017

Two Department of Defence contractors are facing multiple work health and safety charges over an incident in which a worker was almost crushed by an army vehicle.


04 Jul 2017

The Comcare workers’ compensation scheme is fully funded for the first time since 2010, three years ahead of the 2020 target for scheme recovery.


29 May 2017

John Holland has been fined $281,250 over an incident in which a worker narrowly escaped being crushed at an Adelaide construction site.


28 Apr 2017

Comcare will not have to accept previously denied claims in the matter of Lim v Comcare.


19 Apr 2017

Waste management company Cleanaway has been convicted and fined $650,000 over a chemical fire in Adelaide that injured an employee.


15 Aug 2016

Federal work health and safety regulator Comcare today began legal proceedings against national waste management company Cleanaway over a truck crash that killed two people in Adelaide.


08 Jun 2016

Construction company John Holland has been convicted and fined $130,000 over an incident that endangered the lives of two Adelaide motorists.


11 May 2016

A fatal accident at Brisbane’s Airport Link project has cost construction company John Holland a $170,000 fine for breaching Commonwealth work health and safety laws.


22 Apr 2016

Airservices Australia has been fined $160,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal crash involving an airport firefighting truck.


04 Apr 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards


31 Mar 2016

A new international system of chemical labelling and classification will be a focus of forums being held across Australia by Comcare.


20 Jul 2015

The Australian Defence Force has been fined $220,000 for breaching federal workplace health and safety laws over the fatal shooting of a soldier in a training exercise.


01 Jul 2015

The Australian Lawyers Alliance's latest criticism of Comcare's work health and safety regulation is disappointing and incorrect.


22 May 2015

Waste management company Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd has been fined $363,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws over a fatal accident in Perth.


24 Apr 2015

Construction company John Holland has been fined $110,000 for breaching federal occupational health and safety laws over an injury to one of its workers.


22 Apr 2015

Two new executive appointments will strengthen Comcare's workers' compensation insurance and claims management operations.


13 Feb 2015

Comcare welcomes the Federal Court's decision to fine Linfox Australia following a forklift incident in which an employee suffered serious head and facial injuries


23 Dec 2014

Comcare welcomes the Federal Court in Adelaide's decision to fine Transpacific Industries following an incident involving an employee being exposed to hazardous chemicals


11 Nov 2014

Comcare welcomes the Federal Court’s decision to fine two John Holland entities a total of $360 000 following a fatal incident at the Perth City Link Rail Project.


11 Sep 2014

Organisations and individuals operating within the Comcare and Seacare schemes were recognised for their achievements in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work.


Page last reviewed: 10 March 2020
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