Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Board)
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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
R. Management Board
Established By / Under
PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
X. Internal Management
15 June 1993
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Chair||Mr. Barry Sherriff||26 July 2018||21 October 2020|
|Deputy Chair||Ms. Jennifer Taylor||2 October 2014||23 August 2019|
|Other||Mr. Jamie Newlyn||28 November 2017||6 September 2020|
|Other||Ms. Sarah Cerche||8 February 2018||3 August 2020|
|Other||Mr. Allan Schwartz||8 September 2014||25 August 2019|
|Other||Mr. Simon White||13 June 2017||11 June 2020|
|Member||Ms. Penny McCall Howard||7 September 2017||6 September 2020|
|Member||Mr. Dale Emmerton||4 August 2017||3 August 2020|
|CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director||Mr. Mick Kinley||26 August 2014||25 August 2019|
|Member||Ms. Natasha Lindfield||12 June 2017||11 June 2020|