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18th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation.
27 – 28 February 2017 | Pullman, Albert Park, Melbourne

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Corporate, Govt Regulators and NFP rates available - See pricing below


The National Workers’ Compensation Summit returns for its 18th instalment in 2017, once again serving as Australia’s premier platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation.

With perspectives from Federal and State Government, the Summit will analyse key topics such as:

  • Overview and update of current regulations
  • Innovative approaches to injury prevention and risk management – creating a safer and healthier workplace
  • Adapting technology to support the RTW & claims management process
  • Addressing mental health and wellbeing challenges in the workplace
  • Developing successful RTW & Injury Management procedures
  • Creating a compliant and fit for purpose claims process
  • Discussing key factors for the development of successful workers’ compensation schemes nationwide

The Summit will unite executives and practitioners from a range of backgrounds including insurance carriers, government, health and medical services, finance, manufacturers, construction, transport, academia and business services.


Wednesday 1st March 2017

Workshop A:  Assessing and managing OHS in high risk environments | 9am-12pm

  • Looking at ways to improve OHS & reduce risk
  • Innovative methods to reduce the need for workers’ compensation claims across sectors
  • Case studies of successful structures

Dr Rob McCartney, Occupational Physician, Resile


Workshop B:  We Can Do Better: Maximizing results by focusing on what you can control | 1pm-4pm

Over the last 20 years, return to work rates have been flat, primary and secondary psychological claiming has become significant, and we still feel like we’re trying to swim up a waterfall. Clearly what we’ve been doing hasn’t produced the intended results.

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will focus on the unintended consequences of our attempt to control everything in the claims environment, and then identify the 15% of our work where there is a genuine opportunity to make a difference. We will explore effective interventions that will maximise results in our personal zone of control, and take a look at the impact of implementation of these interventions across the participant’s organisations.

Robert Aubach, Consultant, Uncommon Approach



Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman


Shane O’Dea

Executive Director, Insurance, WorkSafe Victoria


Mark Daniels

Nation Business Development Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Gaye Searancke

Chief Governance & Strategy Officer, ACC


Helen Barker

National Operations Manager, Workplace Health Association Australia

Alasdair Grant

General Manager – Client Relations, Recovery Partners

Bryce Stuart

Logistics Manager, Woolworths


Robert Aubach

Consultant, Uncommon Approach on behalf of eReports


Natasha Jager

National Manager Workplace Services, ADF


Margo Field

CEO, Work Healthy Australia

Aidan Brophy

General Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Lucas Kowalski

Service & Capability Manager, Gallagher Bassett


Neil Betteridge

Vice President, Strategy, Guidewire Software


Ruth Fisk

Global Insurance Director, Hyland


Rebecca Formosa

Rebecca Formosa, Principal Advisor - Safety & Workers Compensation, Queensland Police Service


Tony Middlebrook

General Manager of Insurance, Comcare


Natalie Schultz

Injury Management Specialist, Virgin Australia


Robert Sams

Director, Dolphyn


Anthony Lean

CEO, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)


Oscar Yildiz

CEO, Bully Zero Foundation


John Darcy

Manager OHS Unit, Master Builder Association of Victoria


Julie Rae

National Program Manager Knowledge & Information, ADF


Gabrielle Kelly

Director Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute SAHMRI


Trudy Minett

Director Strategic Projects & Initiatives, ReturnToWorkSA


Shauna McGarry

Queensland Police Service

Larissa Meysner

Manager Psychological Services (WA), PeopleSense by Altius

Jason Vella

Psychological Services Manager, Injury Treatment


Dr Angus Forbes

Occupational Physician, Independent Medical Opinion


Still have a question?

Jamie Birch
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4360

Paul Towle
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4422

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