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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.
Key outcomes from the 30 November 2017 Seacare Authority meeting
The Seacare Authority met in Melbourne on 30 November 2017. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out below.
Review of Seafarers Safety Net Fund (the Fund) levy rate
The Seacare Authority agreed to recommend to the Minister that the Fund levy rate be increased. Further information on this proposed increase will be made available shortly.
Seacare compendium of statistics 2016-17
The Seacare Authority endorsed its 2015–16 compendium of Seacare statistics. The compendium presents an overview of the Seacare scheme and includes statistical and trend data on the scheme’s performance, complementing the information in the Seacare Annual report 2015-16.
The compendium will be published on the Seacare Authority website shortly.
The Seacare Authority determined that the theme for the 2018 Seacare awards program will be Health and Safety Leadership and that a single award will be held for this category. Further information on the Seacare Award 2018, and how to nominate, will be provided in coming months.
The Seacare Authority further agreed that the theme for the following awards program would focus on mental health and wellbeing.