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12 Oct 2021

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 9 September 2021. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out in this news item.


19 Jul 2021

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 10 June 2021. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out in this news item.


11 Jun 2021

The Seacare Authority website has been redeveloped with a focus on making the site more accessible, easier to navigate, and to provide an improved online experience for users.


20 May 2021

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 18 March 2021. Meeting items were impacts of COVID-19 and mental health resources, strategic risk management, review of the Seacare Authority’s exemption factors and guidelines, and Seacare Code of Practice.


25 Feb 2021

Seacare continues to monitor the latest information regarding COVID-19, including the Australian Government’s national rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program.


02 Feb 2021

The Seacare Authority is seeking input from scheme participants prior to issuing two exemptions for a further period of 12 months.


07 Dec 2020

The Seacare Authority met via video conference on 26 November 2020. Meeting items were strategic risk management, consultation on the Seacare Authority’s exemption guidelines, data report and impacts of COVID-19 and mental health resources.


07 Oct 2020

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 17 September 2020. Meeting items were strategic risk management, consultation on the Seacare Authority’s exemption guidelines, the Seacare Authority Annual Report, and impacts of COVID-19 and mental health resources.


21 Sep 2020

The Seacare Authority is undertaking a review of its exemption guidelines and exemption factors under Section 20A of the Seafarers Act and invites scheme stakeholders to make a submission to the review.


21 Jul 2020

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 11 June 2020. Meeting items were strategic risk management, Seacare Authority Corporate Plan 2020–21 and mental health resources.


22 Jun 2020

The tenth anniversary of the Day of the Seafarer will be observed on 25 June 2020.


06 May 2020

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 12 March 2020. Meeting items were launch of the Seacare Authority’s online mental health resource centre and consultation on the Seacare Authority’s exemption guidelines.


16 Apr 2020

Recognising the physical and mental stressors associated with work in the maritime industry, the Seacare Authority has developed an online resource centre which provides ready access to mental health resources.


25 Mar 2020

The Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority) understands that the current COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges for stakeholders in the Seacare scheme.


25 Feb 2020

An increase to the fee for reconsideration assistance provided by Comcare under Section 78 of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act) came into effect from 8 February 2020.


18 Feb 2020

The Seacare Authority is seeking input from scheme participants prior to issuing two exemptions for a further period of 12 months.


17 Dec 2019

The Seacare Authority met in Canberra on 28 November 2019. Meeting items were strategic risk management, exemptions from the Seacare scheme, the Seacare Code of Practice and Mental Health Strategy for the Seacare scheme.


16 Oct 2019

The Seacare Authority met in Canberra on 12 September 2019. Meeting items were strategic risk management, endorsement of a mental health strategy for the Seacare scheme and the Seacare Authority Annual Report.


27 Sep 2019

At its 14 March 2019 meeting, the Seacare Authority agreed on the need to increase this levy rate as the current rate was not sufficient to maintain the Fund’s target reserves.


23 Jul 2019

The Seacare Authority invites feedback on the Seacare Code of Practice, which came into effect from 1 January 2019.


27 Jun 2019

The Seacare Authority met in Melbourne on 6 June 2019. Meeting items were the Seacare Authority Corporate Plan and focus on mental health.


15 Apr 2019

The Seacare Authority met in Canberra on 14 March 2019. The meeting item was the ongoing scheme viability and increase to the levy rate.


01 Mar 2019

The Seacare Authority is seeking input from scheme participants prior to issuing two exemptions for a further period of 12 months.


01 Mar 2019

The Seacare Authority has published the exemptions granted, at the request of an employer, under section 20A of the Seafarers Act between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018.


01 Feb 2019

The Seacare Authority met in Perth on 21 November 2018. Meeting items were mental health initiatives and Seacare scheme data.


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Date printed 21 Oct 2021

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