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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Page: 3955


The PRESIDENT (18:33): The question now is that amendments (1) to (5) on sheet 7134, circulated by the Australian Greens, be agreed to.

The amendments read as follows—

Schedule 1, item 12, page 5 (before line 16), before subsection 12(5B), insert:

(5AB) A person who:

(a) is a former member of a Parliament or a Legislative Assembly referred to in subsection (5A); or

(b) was a senior political staff member;

must not be appointed as a Director referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) unless, in accordance with Part IIIA, the Nomination Panel has nominated the person for the appointment.

Schedule 1, item 15, page 13 (line 22), at the end of subsection 24X(2), add “Those reasons must include an assessment of that person against the selection criteria.”.

Schedule 1, item 15, page 14 (line 3), at the end of subsection 24X(4), add “Those reasons must include an assessment of that person against the selection criteria.”.

Schedule 1, item 24, page 16 (before line 11), before subsection 17(2B), insert:

(2AB) A person who:

(a) is a former member of a Parliament or a Legislative Assembly referred to in subsection (2A); or

(b) was a senior political staff member (within the meaning of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983);

must not be appointed as a non-executive Director referred to in paragraph 8(aa) or (b) unless, in accordance with Part 3A, the Nomination Panel has nominated the person for the appointment.

Schedule 1, item 29, page 19 (line 27), at the end of subsection 43B(2), add “Those reasons must include an assessment of that person against the selection criteria.”.