You are here

WIRO Sydney Seminar 20 February 2019 | Program announced

At this year's WIRO Sydney Seminar we will be providing an overview of the recent reforms to the workers compensation Dispute Resolution System which came into effect on 1 January 2019. 

You can:

  • view the program in the table or print the PDF provided below
  • register to attend here
  • find out more about the WIRO Sydney Seminar here.


     9am  WELCOME

     Kim Garling, Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer

     9.10 am  Reforms in a nutshell

     Roshana May, Director ILARS, WIRO

     9.40am  icare - The new model

     John Nagle, CEO, icare

     10.10am  Address by the President of the WCC

     His Honour Judge Gerard Phillips

     10.35 am  MORNING TEA


     11.00 am  SIRA - Importance of Return to Work

     Darren Parker, A/Executive Director, SIRA

     11.20 am  Barriers to my own Return to Work

     Derrick McManus, Injured Police Officer

     11.45am  Pitfalls for Self-Insurers

     Mick Franco, Partner, Bartier Perry

     12.25 pm  Motivational Speaker

     Anh Do, Author, actor, comedian and artist

     Please note that Anh Do's presentation will not be available to those joining via


     2.00pm  Solutions Group - All complaints

     Jeffrey Gabriel, Director Solutions, WIRO

     2.25pm  icare update

     Elizabeth Uehling, Group Executive Personal Injury icare

     2.50pm  What WIRO knows about you

     Phil Jedlin, Director Operations, WIRO

     3.15pm  Supreme Court case update

     Michelle Riordan, Manager Legal Education, WIRO

     3.35pm  Traps for young players

     ILARS Principal Lawyers, WIRO

     3.55pm  Closing Remarks

     Kim Garling, Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer

     4.00pm  CLOSE