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Independent review of the Return to Work Act 2014

The Return to Work Act 2014 (“the Act”) commenced on 4 December 2014. The Act established the Return to Work Scheme to support workers and employers when a work injury occurs. 

Section 203 of the Act requires the Minister for Industrial Relations to cause a review of the Act and its administration and operation on the expiry of three years from its commencement.

On 14 November 2017, the South Australian Government appointed former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, the Hon. John Mansfield AM QC, to conduct an independent review of the Act and its administration and operation pursuant to section 203 of the Act.

The review commenced on 4 December 2017. The review will be completed within six months of its commencement.

The review is inviting written submissions from the public and other interested parties and will ultimately produce a written report with recommendations for the Government’s consideration.


The review is now accepting submissions from interested parties and members of the public.

You may make a submission to the review via email or post to the address below before close of business on Friday, 9 February 2018.

The reviewer has made ReturnToWorkSA’s primary submission publicly available under the “Submission received” heading below to enable interested parties to prepare their written submissions with the benefit of understanding the position of the insurer and regulator of the Scheme in respect of the matters the subject of the review.

If you wish to make a written submission, please organise it into topics addressing the terms of reference for the review (unless it is inconvenient to do so) and clearly indicate which parts of your submission, if any, raise a topic not covered in ReturnToWorkSA’s submission.

The terms of reference for the review can be found below under the “Relevant documents” heading.

Persons making a submission should include references to any data you rely upon in your submission.

It is intended that all written submissions received will be made publicly available on this website. If you wish to make a confidential submission please indicate that in your submission and provide reasons.


You may make a submission via email to: RTWreview [at] sa.gov.au 


Register your interest in making a submission via post to:

Independent Review of the Return to Work Act 2014
GPO Box 464
DX 336

Relevant documents

Submissions received