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).
Report now available
The Independent Review report is now published:Independent Review Report (PDF, 5.94 MB)
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:
- RSM Australia Review of icare's probity and procurement practices (PDF, 890.14 KB)
- Effective Governance Review of icare's board effectiveness (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Janet Dore Review of icare's claims management and related matters (PDF, 583.83 KB)
- Cumpston Sarjeant Review of the financial sustainability of the NI (PDF, 913.96 KB)
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.