23 May 2018
03 May 2018
On 2 May 2018, the Minister for Small and Family Business, Deregulation and the Workplace, the Hon Craig Laundy MP, agreed to the Seacare Authority’s recommendation to increase the levy from $15 to $25 per berth.
04 Apr 2018
Mental health workshops
As part of its commitment to promoting health, wellbeing and resilience, the Seacare Authority will be holding mental health workshops in November 2018. The workshops will aim to provide information on, and facilitate discussion around, how to support and encourage mentally healthy workplaces in the maritime industry. The workshops will be held in Perth and Melbourne in November 2018 and all Seacare scheme participants are encouraged to attend.
04 Apr 2018
On 22 December 2014, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided in the case of Samson Maritime Pty Ltd v Noel Aucote  FCAFC 182 (Samson v Aucote), that sections 19(2)–(4) of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act) extend the operation of the Seafarers Act.
Working on a vessel can be extremely high-risk, with seafarers reportedly up to 27.8 times more likely to suffer work-related fatal injuries compared to the general shore-based workforce.