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The Seacare Annual Report 2015-16 has been published and is now available.

The Seacare Authority met in Canberra on 22 September 2016. Members discussed a range of administrative, governance and operational matters.

From Thursday, 18 August 2016, a new maximum amount of weekly incapacity compensation after the first 45 weeks of incapacity applies.

The Seacare Authority has, following a period of consultation, granted two exemptions for a further 12 months under section 20A of the Seafarers Act:

The Australian Government is proposing reforms to the Seacare scheme consistent with the recommendations of the review by Mr Robin Stewart-Crompton in 2012-13.

The Seacare Authority Annual Report 2014–15 has been published and is now available.

The Seacare Authority Corporate Plan 2015-16 is now available.

On 22 December 2014, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided in the case of Samson Maritime Pty Ltd v Noel Aucote [2014] 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.

Mr Barry Sherriff has been appointed as the next Chair of the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority effective 25 March 2015, succeeding Mr David Sterrett.

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Last updated: 21 Mar 2016