Our Vision

An Australia where people with a physical or mental health injury, illness or disability have a greater opportunity to work. Get involved

The Collaborative Partnership 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


Join us at the Actuaries Institute Injury & Disability Scheme Seminar

30 Sep 2021 11:29am

Our Expert Advisor Professor Niki Ellis will join partners from Comcare, EML, the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM), the National Mental Health Commission and research contributor Monash University at the Seminar from 18-19 October.

Schemes and Systems

Pillar 2: Transition Support trial led by EML

30 Sep 2021 11:28am

Our partner, EML has trialled a Transition Support Specialist service with 50 participants that were exiting the Victorian Workers’ Compensation system.

Partner updates

NDIA research identifies ways to improve employment outcomes for people with autism, intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability

30 Sep 2021 10:59am

Our partner, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has conducted research into improving employment outcomes for people with autism, intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability.

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Insurance Council of Australia
Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
EML Insurance
Department of Social Services
Royal Australian College of Physicians
Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Australian Council of Trade Unions
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Department of Health
National National Mental Health Commission
Attorney General's Department

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