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Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils



Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils

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73Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 201112 ThE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COUNCIL OF vICTORIA CONSTITuTION Of The COuNCIL Listed below are the number of meetings that the Professional Standards Council members were entitled to attend and those that they attended for Victoria. Table 25: Meetings of the Professional Standards Council of Victoria members Council meetings entitled to attend Council meetings attended 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 31/12/11] 2 2 Hugh Plaistowe 5 4 Brian Rayment QC 5 5 Tiina-Liisa Sexton [appointed 31/1/12] 3 2 Martyn Hagan [deputy member for Tasmania] 1 0 Iain Summers 5 4 MAjOr LegISLATIVe ChANgeS No legislative amendments were made during 2011-12. NATIONAL COMpeTITION pOLICy The Professional Standards Council of Victoria, to the extent applicable, complies with the requirements of the National Competition Policy. repOrTINg Of OffICe-bASed eNVIrONMeNTAL IMpACTS The financial reporting directions issued by the Minister for Finance requires all entities defined as a Department under section 3 of the Financial Management Act 1994 (Vic) to report on office-based environmental impacts. The Council does not fall within this definition. The OPSC is within the NSW DAGJ, who has developed a policy on energy use, waste production and green purchasing. The policy demonstrates a commitment to reducing the effect of our operations on the natural environment. NSW DAGJ also has in place a sustainability policy. The Council and OPSC have continued to comply with these policies and assist to limit the impact of their operations on the environment. For example, Council papers for regular Council meetings are produced on 50 per cent recycled paper and printed double sided, and in most cases lengthy addenda are provided to Councilors electronically only. A number of Councilors are now receiving their papers in electronic format only, thereby reducing the use of paper and print processing. Promotional materials such as the annual report are produced on 55 per cent recycled paper, only the required number of F in a n c ia l r e p o r t s