Concurrent Sessions

Benefit Design

A New World: Emerging Experience in a Post-Reform NSW Workers Compensation Scheme
Roland Fan, Harry Haggith, Gary Jeffery

Firefighters’ Cancer Risk
Lisa Simpson, Kathryn Cannon

How Does your Scheme Perform?
Vincent Chen, Hardik Dalal

Medical Rates Benchmarking
Bevan Damm, Foo Xin, Jennifer Dang

Support and Compensation – Lessons from Victims of Crime
Peter Hardy, Ben Edwards, Andrew Ngai, Betty Chan

Health Outcomes

Australian and International Incentive Programs for New Employers to Hire Workers with a Previous Work-Related Compensable Injury
Dr Susan Gargett

Consequences of Road Traffic Crash Injuries in Queensland: 24 Month Follow-Up
Jacelle Lang, Justin Kenardy, Michelle Heron-Delaney, Erin Brown, Nicholas Bellamy, Michele Sterling, Luke Connelly

‘Insured Focused’ Risk Management – A Trend for the Future?
Katrina Ren and Laurel Kong

Making Better Use of Scheme Data
Aaron Cutter, David Gifford, Nat Pocock

Social Capital and Workers Comp – Is this Missing Ingredient?
Associate Professor Alan Clayton and Dr Mary Wyatt

Thoughts on Evaluation of Injury Prevention Efforts
Felix Tang

Workplace Resilience
Fred Cicchini


NDIS and Injury Compensation: Where to Next
Richard Madden

NDIS – Sector Readiness and Implications
Lorraine Mackin, Mark Bagshaw

Severe Injury Clients: Lessons for no Fault Insurers and Disability Care Australia
Dr Maree Dyson

Other Compensation Issues

A Ramble: Some Actuarial Issues with the Valuation of Injury Schemes
Michael Playford

A Relatively Risk Practice: Drivers of Common Law Payments
Jonathan Cohen and Ash Evans

Considerations in Moving from a Third Party Fault Based CTP Scheme to a First Party Non-Fault Scheme
Vivian Tse, Peter McCarthy, Merry Tang

From Insurance to Social Welfare and Back: A Look at Best Practice in Liability Management
Hugh Miller and Richard Brookes

Large Claims Cost in Workers’ Compensation
Greg Moran and Julie Evans

Legal Risk – How One Decision Can Change a Scheme?
Andrew Smith and Gavin Moore

Morality Projections for Catastrophic Injuries
Darryl Frank, David Gifford

Remuneration Models: Achieving a Balanced Outcome Between the Scheme and External Service Providers
Peter Hardy and Grace Ng

“Stuck in the Middle”: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Personal Injury Compensation Claims  Managers in Three Australian No-Fault Compensation Systems
Alex Collie, Sharon Newnam, Alan Peterson, Adam Vogel, Niki Ellis, Helen Keleher

The Comcare Self-Insurance Option – Mark II
Andrew McInerney, Mark Hurst

The ISCRR Evaluation of the TAC 2015 Strategy: Design and Delivery of a Multi-Faceted Research Translation Program
Dr Michael Fitzharris, Ms Sara Liu, Associate Professor Alex Collie, Dr Swati Shourie, Associate Professor Belinda Gabbe

The Role of the Regulator in Injury Schemes
Andrew Doughman, Bevan Damm, Peter McCarthy

Road Safety and Spending on Roads

An Examination of the Legislative Framework Governing Commuter Safety in the Queensland Mining Industry
Candice Potter, Jeremy Davey, Kerry Armstrong, James Freeman

Telematics – Impacts on CTP and WC
Kaise Stephan, Rick Shaw, Les Coleman

Targeting of Road Safety Measures Using CTP Claims Data
Alan Greenfield, Myles Cover

Scheme Affordability

Discount Rates and Personal Injury Insurers – Findings of the Working Party
David Gifford, Monica Gluschenko, Peter Mulquiney, Michael Playford, Felix Tang, Arie van den Berg

Reinsurance for Injury Schemes
Ty Birkett

Stress and Psychological Injury – How to Compensate?
Andrew McInerney

Sustainability of Common Law
Geoff Atkins

The Importance of Claims Management in Injury Schemes
Natasha Anning, Peter McCarthy

Traditional Actuaries – Not Really: An Examination of the Various Roles of Worksafe Victoria Actuaries and the Value and Skills they Bring to the Organisation
Niki Appleton,  Amanda Aitken

Scheme Updates

Opportunities and Challenges in Cross-Jurisdictional Comparison of Compensation Schemes
Rasa Ruseckaite, Megan Bohensky, Alex Collie, Chris McLeod, Jonathan Fan

TAC Claims Model Transformation – An Update on the Journey
David Gifford, Natalie Pocock, Bruce Crossett

Western Australian Workers’ Compensation Scheme Update
Michelle Reynolds