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At its 22 September 2016 meeting, the Seacare Authority agreed to forego holding a Seacare Awards 2016 presentation in November.
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.
The Seacare Authority Corporate Plan 2016-17 is now available.
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.
Seacare Authority has granted two section 20A exemptions by own motion following the Samson v Aucote decision
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.