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Head of Workers Compensation Authorities

1. Profile

- 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
   Corporation.

2. Vision

- 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.

3. Objectives

-  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'
    compensation schemes;

-  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
   'industry';

-  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
 

Contact

Web site: http://www.hwca.org.au/home.php