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Comcare’s role is to support participation and productivity through healthy and safe workplaces that minimise the impact of harm in workplaces covered by Comcare.

The Comcare scheme works in partnership with employers and their employees to prevent workplace injuries, appropriately uses regulatory sanctions for any demonstrable failure of the employer’s duty of care, empowers employers to work with their employees to maintain an employee with a workplace injury at work, or to achieve an early, safe and durable return to work, and provides employees with a workplace injury with a statutory package of economic and non-economic benefits.


Insurance Council of Australia

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is the representative body of the general insurance industry in Australia. ICA members represent more than 90 per cent of total premium income written by general insurers. Insurance Council members, both insurers and reinsurers, are a significant part of the Australian financial services system.

Some members are involved as underwriters or claims agents for state and territory-based workers’ compensation schemes in Australia, including schemes in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory as well as Comcare.

Members provide insurance products ranging from those usually purchased by individuals (such as home and contents insurance, travel insurance, motor vehicle insurance) to those purchased by small businesses and larger organisations (such as product and public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, commercial property, and directors and officers insurance).


Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The role of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment is to foster a productive and competitive labour market through employment policies and programs that increase workforce participation, and facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces.



EML is a national personal injury claims management specialist with over 1,400 people across Australia. Experts in all aspects of workers compensation, EML's people strive to deliver outstanding customer service and innovative claims management for our customers.

EML continues to build on the value that comes with being a mutual, reinvesting part of our profits to provide a range of benefits and practical services which can help our customers create safer workplaces and achieve better return to work outcomes.


Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of a diverse range of payments, policies, programs and services focused on improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

DSS fund services and payments that assist families, children and older people, provide a safety net for people who cannot fully support themselves, enhance the wellbeing of people with high needs, assist those who need help with care, and support a diverse and harmonious society.


Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) trains, educates and advocates on behalf of more than 25,000 physicians and trainee physicians across Australia and New Zealand. The College represents a broad range of medical specialties including general medicine, paediatrics and child health, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, oncology, public health medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, palliative medicine, sexual health medicine, rehabilitation medicine, geriatric medicine and addiction medicine. Beyond the drive for medical excellence, the RACP is committed to developing health and social policies which bring vital improvements to the wellbeing of patients.


Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) is a Faculty of the RACP that connects and represents Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellows and trainees in Australia and New Zealand. AFOEM is committed to establishing and maintaining a high standard of training and practise in Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Australia and New Zealand through the training and continuing professional development of our members and advocating on their behalf to shape the future of healthcare.


Australian Council of Trade Unions

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the peak body for Australian unions, made up of 38 affiliated unions who together represent about 1.8 million workers and their families.

The ACTU's role as peak body is to co-ordinate union campaigns, represent workers at a range of government and non-government forums in Australia and overseas, and to provide industrial, policy and other support to affiliates.