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The Seacare Authority announced the winners of its 2010 Seacare Awards at a gala dinner event on Thursday 28 October 2010. Close to 150 guests attended this year's Awards night at MAIA at Central Pier in Melbourne's Dockland precinct.
The granting of exemptions under s20A of the Seafarers Act has implications for the workers' compensation entitlements of the seafarers employed on exempt vessels.
The Seacare Authority has reviewed and revised its compliance procedures to ensure that all legislative reporting requirements are met by relevant parties.
The Seacare Authority has developed the following revised Guidance Notes to reflect the changes in the treatment of asbestos in the Seacare jurisdiction:
Training courses approved under s3 of the Seafarers Act are relevant to the definition of an employee under the Act and the operation of the Seafarers Safety Net Fund (the Fund).
The Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (the Seacare Authority) has undertaken a review of its Guidelines for the Accreditation of Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training Courses (Accreditation Guidelines).
The 2010 Seacare Awards and Conference will be held 27-28 October at Atlantic at Central Pier, Docklands in Melbourne.
This notice details the current ceiling on weekly incapacity payments after the first 45 weeks pursuant to subsection 31(7) of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992.
The Seacare Authority has completed a review of the application form used to apply for exemptions from the Seafarers Act (section 20A) and developed a new form.
In accordance with the confined spaces regulations (see below) notice 02/2010 has been released. This notice details amendments to the Occuptional Health and Safety (Maritime Industry)(National Standards) Regulations 2003, which are effective as of 20 April 2010.