The Walsh Review and the future of WorkCoverSA

Sean Gleeson

A review commissioned by the WorkCoverSA last year outlines radical changes aimed at reforming underperforming vocational rehabilitation sector and improving return to work rates in the Festival State.

In a previous article, we examined problems identified by John Walsh’s review into South Australia’s vocational rehabilitation framework. Walsh offers a number of recommendations to reform rehabilitation case management, improve the state’s historically low return to work rates, and reduce the system’s financial burden on state and business budgets. Walsh’s prescription includes a new focus on the role of return ...

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Published 08 May, 2011