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Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils



Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils

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16 Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 2011-12 A u S tR A li A n C A P it A l te R R it o R y | n e w S o u th w A le S | n o R th e R n t e R R it o R y | Q u e e n S lA n d | S o u th A u S tR A li A | t A S m A n iA | V iC to R iA | w e S te R n A u S tR A li A Figure 1: Organisational structure and reporting lines on national level PSC ACT PSC NSW PSC NT PSC Qld PSC SA PSC Tas PSC Vic PSC WA Office of the Professional Standards Councils PSLWG Cth Treasury Prescription Minister ACT Minister NSW Minister NT Minister Qld Minister SA Minister Tas Minister Vic Minister WA Corporate governance The Professional Standards Councils members are appointed for a term not exceeding three years. They are eligible for reappointment at the expiration of their term. At the commencement of each Council meeting, along with meetings of associated committees, Councillors must declare any conflict of interest to ensure transparency and probity in relation to each decision of the Councils. The Councils have implemented a five-year strategic plan and an internal risk management plan, based on the Risk Management Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009. The Councils update these plans bi-annually and review them at Council meetings to ensure they take into account any change to the strategic and risk landscapes. Terms of office and remuneration As mentioned above, Council members are appointed for a term of up to three years, and are eligible for reappointment at the expiration of their term. During the reporting period, Madeleine Ogilvie retired from full Council duties and Tiina-Liisa Sexton was appointed in her place. Table 1: Remuneration of Council members Meetings up to four hours each hour thereafter Chairperson $593.00 $125.00 Council Member $361.00 $75.00 The Chairman is additionally paid a retainer of $2,575 per annum for out-of-session work and Council-related activities. The average sitting time of Council meetings during the period was approximately four hours. Table 2 below shows the attendance of Council members at Council meetings during the reporting period. Table 2: Attendance at meetings by Council members Name of Council member Council meetings entitled to attend Number of meetings attended Brian Rayment QC 5 5 Esther Alter 5 5 Robert Beaton 5 5 Julie Cameron 5 3 Terry Evans 5 4 Ronald Farrell 5 4 Tom Karp 5 3 Joanne Metcalfe 5 5 Madeleine Ogilvie [retired in December 2011] 2 2 Hugh Plaistowe 5 4 Tiina-Liisa Sexton [appointed on 31 January 2012] 3 2 Iain Summers 5 4