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||26 July 2018||21 October 2020|
|Other||Mr. Simon White||13 June 2017||11 June 2020|
|Other||Mr. Jamie Newlyn||28 November 2017||6 September 2020|
|Other||Mr. Jarrod Moran||17 January 2019||13 January 2022|
|Member||Mr. Nathan Niven||14 January 2019||13 January 2022|
|Member||Mr. Dale Emmerton||4 August 2017||3 August 2020|
|CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director||VACANT|
|Member||Ms. Natasha Lindfield||12 June 2017||11 June 2020|
|Member||Ms. Penny McCall Howard||7 September 2017||6 September 2020|