National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030
The National Return to Work Strategy took effect on 1 January 2020 following its launch in September 2019 and our presentation at the Actuaries Institute Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar in November 2019.
Supporting workers to have a timely, safe and durable return to work is a national priority. Planning for national action is well underway - watch this space for more information and subscribe to our mailing list.
You can take action now. The Strategy is an evidence-based framework that offers everyone the opportunity to reflect on their own policies and practices.
Workers are at the heart of the Strategy’s vision to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness and enable workers to have a timely, safe and durable return to work.
Supporting workers through their recovery and return to work is a priority for all jurisdictions and stakeholders involved in the process. The Strategy paves the way for national collaboration to improve return to work outcomes over the next decade.
The Strategy was developed in partnership with governments, business, industry and unions, and endorsed by work health and safety ministers. Consultation was also undertaken with academics, peak bodies, organisations and representatives from the insurance, legal and health sectors to help identify national policy issues and action areas to address them.
The Strategy is designed to be sufficiently broad so those involved in the return to work process can determine how they can best contribute to implementing the Strategy. It is aimed at people who can influence work and workplaces, including:
- policy makers
- workers’ compensation authorities
- employer, industry and union groups
- insurers and claims management organisations
- treating health practitioners
- workplace rehabilitation providers, and
- other worker advocates
This printable snapshot poster provides an ‘at a glance’ overview of the Strategy.
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Safe Work Australia endeavours to publish documents optimised for accessibility, the above snapshot image is also available in an an accessible text only version.