Introductory statement

I, Jennifer Taylor, as the Chief Executive Officer of Comcare, present the 2016–17 annual performance statements of Comcare, as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). In my opinion, these annual performance statements are based on properly maintained records, accurately reflect the performance of Comcare and comply with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

Enhanced Commonwealth performance framework

Comcare’s annual performance statements provide the government and the parliament with detailed information about our non-financial performance. Established under the PGPA Act and Rule, the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework provides a clear, logical link between our portfolio budget statements, corporate plan and annual report.

In 2016–17 Comcare adopted the enhanced commonwealth performance framework as the basis for its quarterly performance reports. These quarterly reports form an essential part of our accountability system that compares performance criteria and figures to those actually achieved. This results in a clear end-of-cycle picture of Comcare’s performance within the annual performance statements.

Comcare 2016–17 Corporate Plan

Table 9: Comcare 2016–17 Corporate Plan defines our four purposes

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4
Leading insurer National Regulator Excellence in scheme management and design Efficient and effective operations
Working with employers and employees to minimise the impact of harm in workplaces, facilitate return to work and recovery at work, and deliver sustainable management of the fund Working with employers, employees and other stakeholders through consistent, risk-based regulation to improve work health, safety and rehabilitation outcomes Working with scheme participants to achieve sustainable and better practice national schemes
Working together to achieve our Outcome

Comcare Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17

Comcare has one outcome in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17.

Table 10: Comcare’s outcome consists of six components.

Supporting participation and productivity through healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm in workplaces covered by Comcare
Programme 1: Comcare
Component 1.1—Work Health, Safety and Rehabilitation Regulation
Component 1.2—Comcare Workers’ Compensation Scheme Management
Component 1.3SRCC and Seacare Authority Support
Component 1.4Premium Claims
Component 1.5—Pre-premium Claims
Component 1.6—Asbestos Claims

Performance criteria

Comcare’s annual performance statements (APS) should be read in conjunction with the Comcare 2016–17 Corporate Plan (Corporate Plan) and Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17 (PBS).

The APS combine the performance information from our Corporate Plan and PBS.

Table 11: Links between the Corporate Plan’s purposes and the PBS components

Comcare Corporate Plan and PBS components
Corporate Plan purposes PBS components
1—Leading insurer Component 1.4—Premium claims
Component 1.5—Pre-premium claims
Component 1.6—Asbestos claims
2—National regulator Component 1.1—Work Health, Safety, and Rehabilitation Regulation
3—Excellence in scheme management and design Component 1.2—Comcare Workers’ Compensation Scheme Management
Component 1.3SRCC and Seacare Authority support
4—Efficient and effective operations