Return to Work Matters is an online portal with thousands of best-practice articles and time-saving tips, tools and training resources for those engaged in improving outcomes for injured or ill employees. Join today for immediate access!

Featured Resources & Articles

Topics: Visit our topics page to drill down into all articles and research updates on your topic of interest.

Industry events and training directory: Plan your professional development with our comprehensive list of conferences, workshops and training opportunities.

Blog: Visit our blog section for insights from industry experts.


How is Australia tracking in RTW?
RTWMatters team | A quick look at return to work data released by Safe Work Australia in 2019... read more >>
Top ten easy steps for improving workplace culture
Anna Kelsey-Sugg | Good workplace culture fosters loyal employees who want to remain at their workplace. ... read more >>
Work injury and deaths of despair
Gabrielle Lis | Research from the US confirms the link between work absences of more than a week and deaths from drug overdose and suicide... read more >>
Clearing the air at work
Gabrielle Lis | Can workplace interventions ease occupational asthma? Are there benefits to reducing risk factors at work, or is eliminating exposure the only safe bet?... read more >>

Industry News

Legislative changes in QLD - what you need to know
Published on December 03, 2019 | If you're in Queensland, you may be wondering how the recent changes to workers' compensation legislation will impact you. Anna Hendry of Hopgood Ganim has distilled key messages for Queensland businesses.... read more >>
Vic ombudsman continues to champion claimants and condemn WorkCover
Published on December 03, 2019 | We don't normally quote extensively from media releases, but this one is so clear and succinct we're going to do just that... Victoria’s WorkCover scheme is failing to deliver just outcomes for long term injured workers, inflicting a huge emotional toll on them, their families and wider society, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass has found.... read more >>
Wisdom gleaned whilst recovering from depression
Published on December 03, 2019 | Whether you suffer from depression yourself, or simply support others who do, this article written by Jennifer Wong and published on ABC Life is enlightening. Wong writes about the non-linear road to recovery, the need for social support and simple pleasures, and also shares tools that have worked for her in managing (not eradicating) her depression.... read more >>
When it comes to physical activity and cardiovascular risk, some work hurts
Published on December 03, 2019 | Exercise more, we hear. It'll be good for your heart! But it may not be as simple as that, as new, very complex research makes clear(ish). Challenging, repetitive physical activity performed at work may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, medical researchers have found, because it impacts the body differently than sport and leisure activities.... read more >>
Tips for beating work-related burnout
Published on November 19, 2019 | Psychologist Dr Marny Lishman says reducing stress is the best way to recover from work-related burnout--the only kind of burnout, according to recent advice from the World Health Organisation. Her tips include exercise, socialising, getting out into nature, and seeing a psychologist or health professional.... read more >>