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23rd Annual National Workers Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and workers’ compensation case studies

16 – 17 May 2022 | Crown Melbourne & Delivered Virtually

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the 23rd Annual National Workers Compensation Summit, 16 – 17 May 2022 held at The Crown Melbourne.

Since March 2020, there has been 3000 COVID related workers compensation claims in Australia. With an estimated cost of COVID related claims for both psychological and physical injury being $16.6 million and future projections to cost the economy $78 million, it is imperative for employers to review safety processes to reduce injuries within the workplace.

This timely conference will address solutions to your critical needs including topics like:

  • Progressing the National RTW Strategy 2020-2030
  • Mental health best practice and provide a culture of care
  • How will unvaccinated injured workers affect claims process
  • How to manage recovery and return to work during COVID
  • What are the legislation changes for psychological treatments?

This event will be delivered in-person and virtually. Face to face delegate fees includes admission to the conference dinner on day one.


Kristine Gatt

Director – Health, Safety and Wellbeing, WorkSafe Victoria

Lisa Aitken

Wellbeing Manager, WorkSafe Victoria

Corey Grandin

Director, Safe Work Australia

David Savio

Director – Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Liam O’Brien

Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions

Jennifer Low

Director WHS & Health Policy, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson

Founder, Craig's Table

Tate Riach

Health and Injury Management Business Partner, CitiPower and Powercor

Maddi Bailes

Head of Workers Compensation Improvement and PIAWE, icare NSW

Farah Shams

Senior Manager - Customer Experience, QBE Insurance

Alison De Araugo

Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing, Estia Health

Meg Tecson

National Manager – Health and Injury Management, Metcash

Nathan McLeod

Psychological Health and Safety Partner, Bupa APAC

Christopher Gyetvay

Assistant Commissioner – Working Well, Australian Taxation Office

Melanie Ianssen

Head of Rehabilitation, Australia Post

Cassandra Jenkins

Group Manager – People and Culture, Bis Industries

Michael Duke

General Manager - Scheme Management Group, Comcare

Jason Vella

Head of Mental Health Programs and Strategy, Medibank

Karen Oldaker

Senior Executive Wellbeing and Community, Medibank

Wade Needham

General Manager - Environment, Health & Safety, Fresh Country Farms of Australia

Debra Brown

Senior Director QHSE & CR – APAC and Greater China, Gea Group

Dean Brown

General Manager - VIC Workers Compensation, Allianz

Frank Imbesi

VIC President and National Vice President, ARPA

Naomi Riggs

Principal and Accredited Specialist, Rubicon Compensation Lawyers

Angus Kench

Vice President, Casualty, Workers Compensation and Crisis Management Claims – Asia Pacific, Liberty Specialist Markets

Matthew Raftery

Operations Manager - FPES

Andrew Douglas

Founder and Managing Principal, FWC Lawyers

Alys Buchtmann

Previous Director of Internal Communication, ATO Corporate

Mark Cipants

Director of Work Health and Safety, ATO People





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when & where

16 - 17 May 2022

Crown Melbourne & Delivered Virtually
8 Whiteman St
Southbank VIC 3006
+61 (03) 9292 8888

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