On 23 May, the institute for active policy Global Access Partners, in association with NSW Department of Family and Community Services, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (NSW), Insurance & Care NSW (icare) and WorkSafe Victoria, are convening a strategic roundtable to consider how public and private sector organisations can create opportunities for their employees to recover at work, following a health issue or work-related injury.

The roundtable will bring together a select audience of 40 participants, including government agencies, employers, insurers, industry associations, return-to-work coordinators and workplace rehabilitation specialists, in an open and constructive debate about recovery-at-work practices.

Participants will hear from ‘the early adopters’ of best-practice protocols and explore the benefits of recovery at work from an employer perspective. Each participant will contribute their experience and ideas to help develop implementation strategies applicable to different work environments.

Guest contributors will include:

  • Prof Alex Collie, Director, Insurance Work and Health Group, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Carmel Donnelly, Acting Chief Executive, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (NSW)
  • Chanelle McEnallay, Chief Risk Officer (Australia), National Safety, Property & Environment Manager, Ramsay Health Care
  • Michele Murphy, Manager, Insurance and Risk, NSW Health
  • Prof Michael Nicholas, Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney

Dr Norman Swan, host of The Health Report at ABC Radio National, will facilitate the discussion.

The roundtable series is an initiative of the National Standing Committee on Productive Ageing – a multidisciplinary policy group of senior government, business and academia representatives which since 2014 has been working on sustainable policy approaches to improve national productivity and economic outcomes for workers aged 45 and over.

This year’s event will build on the outcomes of the first roundtable held on 5 May 2016.

Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, please call Olga Bodrova on 02 8303 2420.



Preston Stanley Room
NSW Parliament House
6 Macquarie St, Sydney


9:15am     Registration
9:30am     Welcome & Introduction
9:50am     Keynote presentations
10:20am   Discussion
12:00pm   Summary & Next Steps
12:30pm   Close


Explore latest research and best practice on recovery at work after injury
Consider the opportunities for large-scale roll-outs that focus on returning the injured worker to work sustainably in the shortest possible time
Develop implementation strategies applicable to different work environments

Global Access Partners Pty Ltd
Phone +61 2 8303 2420
Fax +61 2 9319 5754