Who We Are

The Collaborative Partnership to improve work participation is a national system-wide collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Working together we can break down barriers in our systems and culture to enable more Australians to engage in good work.

Annual social and economic impacts of work incapacity in Australia:


People unable to work due to ill health, injury or disability and received income support


People accessed employer provided leave entitlements for work incapacity


Spent on income support
in one year

Note: estimates from 2015/16


The time is now to make real and sustainable change, to ensure that no person is left behind.

Every Australian should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that working brings, to financially provide for themselves and their loved ones.

Every system, sector and leader has a role to play to ensure this happens.

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Latest News


The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference

15 Feb 2023 10:27am

The research of the Collaborative Partnership will be discussed at an upcoming panel discussion as part of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Conference. The conference will be held from the 21st – 23rd February at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and will bring together all sectors of the superannuation industry with the theme of inspiring excellence.


A pathway to change, work participation for all

07 Feb 2023 12:24pm

The Collaborative Partnerships pathway to change provides an overview of the stakeholders, activities and outcomes required to create an Australia where people with a mental or physical health condition, illness, injury or disability have a greater opportunity to work so that people, the community, businesses can enjoy the health benefits of good work and economic benefits of increased work.


The Collaborative Partnership Newsletter - December 2022

14 Dec 2022 10:05am

Please see the December edition of our newsletter for the latest information and recent achievements of the Collaborative Partnership.


Insurance Council of Australia
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
EML Insurance
Royal Australian College of Physicians
Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Australian Council of Trade Unions
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Department of Health and Aged Care
National National Mental Health Commission
Transport Accident Commission


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