Question: What About Workers' Compensation Coverage, OHS Coverage and the ILO Maritime Labour Convention?
The commencement of the Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012 on 1 July 2013 means that coverage under the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1993 (Seafarers Act) is no longer determined by reference to the Navigation Act. The coverage provisions are now contained in the Seafarers Act itself.
Coverage in the Seafarers Act is meant to mirror coverage in the former Navigation Act, and retain coverage of vessels under s8A and s8AA declarations under that Act.
The union strongly recommends that you seek advice from your employer to confirm that you remain covered by the Seafarers Act.Read more
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