- The Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities (HWCA) is a group compromising
the Cheif Executives (or their representatives) of the peak bodies responsible for the
regulation of workers compensation in Australia and New Zealand.
This includes Australia's ten workers' compensation authorities (six States, two
Territories, and two Commonwealth) and the New Zealand Accident Compensation
- To promote and implement best practice in workers compensation arrangements in
Australian and New Zealand in the areas of policyand legislative matters, regulation
and scheme administration.
- Identify and develop initiatives that will effectively contribute towards the achievement
of the HWCA vision within the constraints of and the needs of each jurisdiction;
- To promote a better understanding of the features of the various workers'
- To share new information on new initiatives or programs;
- Communicate, when appropriate, the outcomes of HWCA initiatives and programs;
- Encourage professional development for workers in the workers compensation
- To liaise with other national bodies, such as the Workplace Relations Ministers'
Council (WRMC), Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC). Department of
Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), and other relavent
Commonwealth Departments and State authorities to progress issues of national
significance or priority to Workers' Compensation Authorities;
- These objectives apply across Australia and New Zealand
Web site: http://www.hwca.org.au/home.php