ASIEQ SIGN THE LIFE IN MIND NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CHARTER

ASIEQ SIGN THE LIFE IN MIND NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CHARTER

ASIEQ sign the Life in Mind National Communications Charter

ASIEQ are proud to be signatories to The National Communications Charter (The Charter) which is a unified approach and promotes a common language in mental health, mental illness and suicide.

We all have a role to play in reducing stigma around mental ill-health and suicide, while also promoting help-seeking behavior through the Charter’s guiding principles and messages.

The Charter is a document designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.

It serves as a formal commitment to working together and developing better structures and processes for collaboration. So that together we can work to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behaviour.

Please check out their website and encourage your workplace to sign up.

https://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/the-charter

CONGRATULATIONS TO TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL.

Congratulations to Townsville City Council.

Queensland’s work health and safety and return to work high achievers have been recognised for their efforts to improve the state’s workplaces.

Individuals and organisations going that extra mile to create safer and healthier work as well as getting injured workers back to meaningful work as soon as they’re ready, were celebrated at the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards ceremony.

The awards ceremony was a highlight of Safe Work Month, which featured strong turnouts at the Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference, masterclasses, regional safety breakfasts, as well as the King George Square community breakfast and industry hosted events throughout October.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace was joined by Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre to announce 12 award winners in 11 categories. This year’s winners represented a wide cross section of industries from all over the state.

Ms Grace said the winners were champions who deserved to be celebrated for their outstanding efforts—and for sharing their stories and ideas to help others.

ASIEQ would like to congratulate our member, Townsville City Council.  Their team member won the following award:

Category 9 – Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work

  • Tracy Bignell – Townsville City Council – Townsville

Congratulation Tracy – well done!

NOVEMBER FORUM

NOVEMBER FORUM

November Forum

Members are invited to attend the meeting and forum on 20 November 2019 at the Brisbane Novotel, 200 Creek Street, Brisbane.

The focus of this meeting with be to meet with Steven Campbell of the Office of Regulatory Service where we will further discussion the implications of the amendments from the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and other Legislation Amendment Bill.

In addition, we will have a presentation by Mark Wiemers from BarryNilsson Lawyers who will discuss Section 572A.

We invite members to join us at the conclusion of this forum for a light lunch as a break up for 2019.

Members should contact our office to RSVP.

DRAFT SELF-INSURERS AUDIT FRAMEWORK

DRAFT SELF-INSURERS AUDIT FRAMEWORK

Draft Self-Insurers Audit Framework

The Office of Industrial Relations are consulting with stakeholders on the draft Self-Insurers Performance and Audit Framework.

Please click on below to download these documents.

ASIEQ will be preparing a submission to the OIR in relation to the documents above.  If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please email them to our Secretariat by COB, Friday 22 November 2019.

We also encourage members to lodge individual submissions by the due date of COB Wednesday 4 December 2019.  OIR have prepared a feedback template to assist with submissions which you can access here.