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

We’re driving positive change in these areas:


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 GP Principles have been included in the RACGP Curriculum and Syllabus for Australian General Practice 2022

09 Dec 2022 2:20pm

The Collaborative Partnership’s Principles on the role of the General Practitioner (GP) in supporting work participation have been included in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Curriculum and Syllabus for Australian General Practice 2022.


Collaborative Partnership presents at PIEF and Primary Health Network events

02 Nov 2022 9:48am

The Collaborative Partnership recently presented at the PIEF 2022 Personal Injury & Disability Management National Conference. The presentation showcased our work undertaken to date with a focus on the learnings and insights for schemes and systems, employers, General Practitioners and individuals. Attendees had a clear interest in the Pillar One Data Model and the Transition Support Pilot.


Watch now: Webinar on Collaborating with the workplace to enable good work for your patient/client

10 Oct 2022 1:50pm

Member of the Collaborative Partnership, Dr Cath Kelaher from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) is featuring on an expert advisory panel discussing how practitioners can collaborate with workplaces to enable recovery and return to work with a focus on providing “good work”.

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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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