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Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Health and Ageing)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish Health Workforce Australia, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Health Workforce Australia                                                                          4

4............ Establishment...................................................................................... 4

5............ Functions............................................................................................ 4

6............ Powers................................................................................................ 5

7............ Ministerial directions........................................................................... 6

Part 3—The Board of Health Workforce Australia                                          7

Division 1—The Board                                                                                                 7

8............ Establishment...................................................................................... 7

9............ Role..................................................................................................... 7

Division 2—Members of the Board                                                                       8

10.......... Membership........................................................................................ 8

11.......... Appointment of members.................................................................... 8

12.......... Term of appointment........................................................................... 8

13.......... Acting appointments........................................................................... 8

14.......... Remuneration...................................................................................... 9

15.......... Leave................................................................................................. 10

16.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

17.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 10

18.......... Other terms and conditions of appointment....................................... 11

Division 3—Procedures of the Board                                                                 12

19.......... Convening of meetings..................................................................... 12

20.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 12

21.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 12

22.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 13

23.......... Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 13

24.......... Other procedural matters................................................................... 13

Part 4—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants                                15

Division 1—The Chief Executive Officer of Health Workforce Australia           15

25.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 15

26.......... Role................................................................................................... 15

27.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 15

28.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 16

29.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 16

30.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 17

31.......... Leave................................................................................................. 17

32.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 17

33.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 17

34.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 18

35.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 18

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                         19

36.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 19

37.......... Arrangements for secondment of staff.............................................. 19

38.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 19

Part 5—Committees                                                                                                             20

39.......... Committees....................................................................................... 20

Part 6—Other matters                                                                                                        21

40.......... How the Ministerial Conference gives agreement etc........................ 21

41.......... Taxation............................................................................................ 21

42.......... Constitutional operation.................................................................... 21

43.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 22

 



A Bill for an Act to establish Health Workforce Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: