Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council

The Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council is established under Part 3 of the Return to Work Act 1986.

The Council meets quarterly to:

  • keep the operation of the Act under review
  • make recommendations to the minister on possible improvements to the administration of the Act, or the statutory scheme for the rehabilitation and compensation of injured workers in the Territory
  • carry out investigations, at the request of the minister, into questions about the rehabilitation and compensation of injured workers and to report to the minister on the results of the investigation, and
  • perform any other advisory functions relating to workers' rehabilitation and compensation as the minister directs.

Membership of the Council

The Council comprises scheme stakeholders including representatives from industry sectors, the insurance industry, worker and employer groups and individuals with expertise in the rehabilitation of injured workers.

Representation

Name Email Industry
Brett Hagan ​bhagan@iaa.net.au
Cathy Spurr (Chair) cathyspurr@halfpennys.com.au Legal
Colin Chilcott colin.chilcott@qbe.com Insurance
Erina Early erina.early@unitedvoice.org.au Union Representative
George Roussos george@roussoslegaladvisory.com Legal
Gerald Goodhand goodhand@ozemail.com.au
Melissa Garde (Acting Work Health Authority) ntworksafe@nt.gov.au
Robert Moffat robert.moffat@suncorp.com.au
Secretariat lorna.lawrence@nt.gov.au

Council Communiques

At the Workers’ Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council meeting held 8 November 2018 the Council gave approval for the following communique of the minutes to be published on the NT WorkSafe website.
Council Communiques

Reporting

The Council produces an annual report which provides a summary of the Council's activities and the operation of the Act for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

Reports
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2013-14
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2014-15
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2015-16
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2016-17
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2017-18
Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council Annual Report 2018-19