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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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    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 VACANT    
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 VACANT    
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
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