Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority
On 15 December 2014, the Government announced in the Ministerial Paper Smaller Government - Towards a Sustainable Future that the Seafarers' Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority will be merged into the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission. On the 13 October 2016 the Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was tabled in parliament that amends the original Smaller Government decision by merging the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority) with the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme (Comcare scheme).
Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority - otherwise known as the Seacare Authority, comprises an independent Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, two employer representatives and two employee representatives. The Seacare Authority oversees a scheme of occupational health and safety (OHS), rehabilitation and workers' compensation arrangements which applies to defined seafaring employees and, in relation to OHS, defined third parties.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
15 June 1993
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Chair||Mr. Barry Sherriff||22 October 2020||21 October 2025|
|Deputy Chair||Ms. Sue Weston PSM||10 October 2019||9 October 2024|
|Other||Mr. Jamie Newlyn||8 September 2020||6 September 2023|
|Other||Ms. Sarah Cerche||2 September 2020||19 August 2023|
|Other||Mr. Benjamin O'Brien||24 August 2020||19 August 2023|
|Member||Dr. Penny McCall Howard||7 September 2020||6 September 2023|
|Member||Mr. Nathan Niven||14 January 2022||13 January 2025|
|Member||Ms Teresa Lloyd||20 August 2020||19 August 2023|
|CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director||Mr. Mick Kinley||1 July 2020||30 June 2024|
|Member||Ms. Natasha Lindfield||20 August 2020||19 August 2023|