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REVISED

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer Australia Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Clause 14, page 6 (line 5), at the end of subclause (1), add “in accordance with the merit selection process required by subsections (3) to (7)”.

[merit selection]

(2)     Clause 14, page 6 (after line 7), at the end of the clause, add:

             (3)  The Minister must by writing determine a code of practice for selecting and appointing the Chief Executive Officer and any acting Chief Executive Officer which sets out general principles on which selection and appointment is to be made, including but not limited to:

                     (a)  merit;

                     (b)  independent scrutiny of appointments;

                     (c)  probity;

                     (d)  openness and transparency.

             (4)  After determining a code of practice under subsection (3), the Minister must publish the code in the Gazette .

             (5)  Not later than every fifth anniversary after a code of practice has been determined, the Minister must review the code.

             (6)  In reviewing a code of practice, the Minister must invite the public to comment on the code.

             (7)  A code of practice determined under subsection (3) is a legislative instrument.

[code of practice for appointment of chief executive officer]

(3)     Clause 25, page 9 (line 10), after “members”, insert “one of whom is a person who has had or currently has cancer”.

[representative of the Advisory Council]

(4)     Clause 27, page 10 (line 6), at the end of subclause (1), add “in accordance with the merit selection process required by subsections (3) to (7)”.

[merit selection]

(5)     Clause 27, page 10 (after line 8), at the end of the clause, add:

             (3)  The Minister must by writing determine a code of practice for selecting and appointing the Advisory Council members (including the Chair) which sets out general principles on which selection and appointment is to be made, including but not limited to:

                     (a)  merit;

                     (b)  independent scrutiny of appointments;

                     (c)  probity;

                     (d)  openness and transparency.

             (4)  After determining a code of practice under subsection (3), the Minister must publish the code in the Gazette .

             (5)  Not later than every fifth anniversary after a code of practice has been determined, the Minister must review the code.

             (6)  In reviewing a code of practice, the Minister must invite the public to comment on the code.

             (7)  A code of practice determined under subsection (3) is a legislative instrument.

[code of practice for appointment of Advisory Council members]