Our Vision

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

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

Schemes and Systems

Survey participants needed

31 Mar 2021 3:12pm

We are calling on people with a health condition or disability to participate in a survey developed by Monash University.


The Collaborative Partnership Newsletter - March - 2021

31 Mar 2021 11:40am

Please see the March edition of the Collaborative Partnership Newsletter for the latest information and recent achievements of the Collaborative Partnership.

Providers and GPs

National workshop series to support implementation of GP Principles

16 Mar 2021 3:13pm

This month, the Collaborative Partnership is hosting a national series of workshops to support the implementation of Australia’s-first national principles on the role of the GP in supporting work participation.

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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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