Australia Post's treatment of injured and ill workers

Australia Post's treatment of injured and ill workers

24 June 2010

© Commonwealth of Australia 2010
ISBN 978-1-74229-298-4

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Committee membership (PDF 11KB)
Recommendations (PDF 20KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 10KB)

Report Structure

Chapter 2 - Background to the inquiry (PDF 54KB)

Concerns about Australia Post's injury management program
Regulatory framework governing Australia Post's workplace safety

Chapter 3 - Key issues: Attendance at Australia Post nominated doctors (PDF 66KB)

Voluntary and mandatory attendance at Australia Post nominated doctors
Australia Post's use of the Principal Determination
Legal status and scope of the Principal Determination
Committee comment
Proposed new model for the use of facility nominated doctors

Chapter 4 - Key Issues: (PDF 33KB)

Does the practice breach Comcare's policies?
Privacy concerns
Committee comment

Chapter 5 - Key issues: Return to work and appropriate duties (PDF 83KB)

Early return to work as best practice
Lost Time Injury management bonuses
The relationship between Australia Post and InjuryNET
Committee comments

Chapter 6 - Committee conclusions (PDF 16KB)
Family First - Additional comments (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 6KB)


Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 7KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 6KB)

Tabled documents
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818