The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) provides rehabilitation and compensation support to injured Australian Government and Australian Capital Territory Government employees. It also covers employees of private corporations who self-insure under the Comcare Scheme.
A Review into the SRC Act was undertaken in 2012 by Mr Peter Hanks QC and Dr Allan Hawke AC, to ensure that its objectives were being met and the Comcare Scheme was exemplary in its design and delivery.
The final report of the Review of the SRC Act was publically released on 30 March 2013. Mr Hanks' report outlines over 100 recommendations to modernise the SRC Act and to increase the focus on early intervention and rehabilitation for the benefit of injured workers and their employers.
Dr Hawke’s report outlines 33 recommendations to improve the performance and operation of the scheme.
Submissions made to the Review can be requested via email at WorkersCompensationPolicy@employment.gov.au.