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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Page: 476

Health and Ageing: Governing Board

(Question No. 719)


Mr Dutton asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 3 November 2011:

For each governing board, what, (a) remuneration is provided to members, and (b) are the selection criteria for, and process of, appointment


Ms Plibersek: The answer to the honourable member ' s question asked of the former Minister for Health and Ageing is as follows:

As of 19 December 2011, there are seven governing boards within the Department of Health and Ageing portfolio. Please see the enclosed spreadsheet for details of (a) remuneration provided to members, and (b) the selection criteria for, and process of, appointment.

Agency

(a) Remuneration

(b) Selection criteria for, and process of, appointment

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd

The Company's Constitution (Section 5.17) states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Chair receives $49,860 per annum and Members receive $26,240 per annum in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the company constitution. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The acting Board Members are remunerated In accordance with the Minister's determination made in accordance with section 33A(1)(b)(i) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The Chair receives $873 per day and Members receive $661 per day.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the legislation, including areas of expertise of potential Board Members and consultation with State/Territory Health Ministers. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Section 10 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Chair receives $20,690 per annum and Members receive $598 per day in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister considers the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the legislation, including seeking nominations and recommendations from various bodies. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Governor-General will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Section 119 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Chair receives $65,790 per annum and Members receive $33,230 per annum in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the legislation, including seeking nominations and agreement from various groups. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

General Practice Education and Training Limited

The Company's Constitution (Section 6.16) states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Chair receives $78,590 per annum and Members receive $35,500 per annum in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the company constitution, including specific qualifications and nominations from the Medical Profession. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

Health Workforce Australia

Section 14 of the Health Workforce Act 2009 states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Chair receives $52,440 per annum and Members receive $639 per day in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the legislation, including agreement from various groups. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.

Private Health Insurance Administration Council

Section 253-15 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 states that remuneration will be in accordance with the determination of the Remuneration Tribunal. The Commissioner receives $78,590 per annum and Members receive $45,890 per annum in accordance with Schedule A of the Remuneration Tribunal's Determination '2011/09 Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office'.

The Minister selects the appropriate nominees, giving consideration to the legislation. The Minister decides on the appointees and seeks the Prime Minister's approval, or at her discretion Cabinet's, in accordance with the Cabinet Handbook. Following approval from the Prime Minister, or at her discretion Cabinet's, the Minister will sign the Instruments of Appointment which makes the appointments.