Independent review of icare and SICG Act

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Background to the Independent Review

The NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello announced on 4 August 2020 that the scheduled five-year review into workers compensation would be brought forward. 

The Independent Review was conducted by retired Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Robert McDougall QC.

The matters in scope for the review were:

  •  comprehensive organisational review of icare
  • the structure and sustainability of the nominal insurer’s and treasury managed fund workers’ compensation scheme
  • statutory review required by s32 of the State Insurance and Care Governance Act (SICG Act).

Download the Review Terms of Reference (PDF, 157.99 KB).

Report now available 

The Independent Review report is now published:


Independent Review Report (PDF 5.94MB)

The report is divided into three parts, in line with the Terms of Reference:

  • part 1 – the issues raised in the media and in Parliament (Part 1A) and the organisational review of icare (Part 1B)
  • part 2 – the review of the government-managed workers compensation schemes
  • part 3 – the SICG Act Statutory Review.

Evidence provided to the Independent Review

We would like to thank all stakeholders who provided submissions to the Review. Submissions from institutional stakeholders are published

In conducting the review, the Independent Reviewer commissioned and received four reports from external expert advisors. Those reports are available on the links below:

Further details on these external advisor reviews and other evidence provided to the Independent Review are available in the Methodology section of the Independent Review report. 

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