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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
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Key outcomes from the 13 September 2018 Seacare Authority meeting
The Seacare Authority met in Canberra on 13 September 2018. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out below.
Seacare Authority Annual Report 2017–18
The Seacare Authority endorsed its 2017–18 Annual Report. Work is now underway to finalise this document and it will shortly be presented to Parliament and published on the Seacare website.
Seacare Authority OHS plan 2019–2022
The Seacare Authority has now finalised and endorsed its OHS plan for 2019–2022. It has been developed in line with the Seacare Authority’s Corporate Plan and the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022.
Mental Health Initiatives
The Seacare Authority had previously agreed to conduct workshops on supporting and encouraging mentally healthy workplaces in the maritime industry as part of a broader focus of the Seacare Authority on mental health in the industry.
The dates and locations for the workshops have been determined:
20 November 2018 – Freemantle WA – Esplanade Hotel by Rydges
29 November 2018 – Melbourne VIC – Pac Pacific Hotel
The workshops will provide an opportunity for employers and HR representatives to learn about best practice approaches to creating mentally healthy workplaces and increase awareness about workplace psychological health and safety in the maritime industry.
More information on the event and registration to attend can be found here.