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EL1 Senior Legal Adviser, Regulatory Legal


Job Description

The Legal Group provides legal services and support to Comcare to perform these functions and is based in both Canberra and Melbourne. The position is located in the Regulatory Legal team in Melbourne.

The work of the Legal Group is diverse and varied, and includes:

  • Investigation and prosecution support regarding alleged breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act)
  • Claims litigation – legal advice and decision support for Comcare’s claims management functions, conducting merits review proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), conducting judicial appeals and providing legal and strategic advice on evidence and risk
  • Legal advice and support for all legislation administered by Comcare, including corporate and governance functions
  • Developing delegated legislation and support to Comcare’s involvement in developing primary legislation
  • Supporting the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Seacare Authority
  • Monitoring and managing litigation in the Comcare scheme.

The Senior Legal Adviser is responsible for providing legal support to investigations, inspections and other regulatory activity conducted under the WHS Act and assisting with the conduct of prosecutions commenced under that Act. The Senior Legal Adviser is also responsible for providing mentoring, support and supervision to more junior members of the team.

The Senior Legal Adviser will manage their own workload in a manner consistent with the APS Values and Code of Conduct, the Legal Services Directions 2017, and internal Comcare procedures.