CONGRATULATIONS TO TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL.

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.

OCTOBER IS SAFE WORKING MONTH

OCTOBER IS SAFE WORKING MONTH

Official Launch – 2nd October, King George Square.

Come down to King George Square, Ann Street, Brisbane from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Meet Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke, and Mental Health Ambassador Libby Trickett. See Masterchef’s Matt Sinclair whip up some easy, healthy, breakfast options.

Enjoy fresh fruit, yoghurt, smoothies, snags and coffee, all FREE!

This event is free, all are welcome to attend.

For more information about Safe Work, Month check out:- https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/safe-work-month

ASIEQ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ASIEQ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ASIEQ Annual General Meeting

Members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held:

Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: 3-5pm
Where: Burke Room, Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane
RSVP: admin@asieq.com.au

The meeting will include the election of the 2019/20 Executive Committee. Ordinary members can click here to download a nomination form.

Ordinary members who are not able to attend, may nominate a proxy to attend in their place. To nominate a proxy, click here to download the forms.

As part of the Annual General Meeting, we will be moving to update the ASIEQ Constitution and Rules. The changes have been made to correct some format, grammar and minor issues. For more information, please download the files below:

Join us after the meeting to network.

2019 EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE REHABILITATION AWARDS

2019 EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE REHABILITATION AWARDS

2019 Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards

The 2019 ARPA QLD Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards will be held on Thursday 14 November at The Emporium, Southbank. Nominations are due by close of business Monday 15 July 2019.

Employer / Insurer nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Innovation in Return to Work Award are now open. Entries are encouraged from individuals or companies who have delivered an innovative approach to RTW within the QLD workers’ compensation industry in the categories of Insurer or Employer.

For more Information See:- https://www.arpa.org.au/awards/qld/2019-awards