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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment Bill 2018

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2016-2017-2018

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE AMENDMENT

BILL 2018

 

 

 

 

ADDENDUM TO THE

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  This addendum responds to matters raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills in Scrutiny Digest No. 5 of 2018, dated 9 May 2018.

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP)

 



SCHEDULE 1 - AMENDMENTS

 

Part 1 - MAIN AMENDMENTS

 

Item 25 - Section 28

 

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The broad delegation powers of the Chief Executive Officer are critical to ensuring that the Institute continues to meets its objectives. The Chief Executive Officer exercises judgement in making delegations, noting that many of the day-to-day activities of the Institute may not need to be performed by Senior Executive Service officers. This flexibility is important given that the Institute is a relatively small agency with a staffing profile that is limited to a small number of Senior Executive Service officers. The Board of the Institute provides oversight for the Chief Executive Officer’s delegation powers. This level of oversight provides the necessary controls and safeguards to ensure that delegation decisions are appropriate.