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Parent Portfolio: Employment

Partners with workers, their employers and unions to keep workers healthy and safe, and reduce the incidence and cost of workplace injury and disease. It implements the Australian Government's policies in federal workplaces and is guided by three outcomes:

  • protection of the health, safety and welfare at work of workers through education, assurance and enforcement
  • create best practice in rehabilitation and provides quick and accurate management of workers’ enabling early and safe return to work
  • access to compensation for people with asbestos-related diseases where the Commonwealth has a liability.

Comcare also provides support to the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority).