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WorkCover Corporation (Governance) Amendment
A BILL FOR
An Act to amend the WorkCover
Corporation Act 1994.
Part 2—Amendment of WorkCover
Corporation Act 1994
4Amendment of section 4—Continuation of Corporation
5Amendment of section 5—Constitution of board of management
6Amendment of section 6—Conditions of membership
7Amendment of section 11—Proceedings
8Amendment of section 13—Functions
9Amendment of section 14—Powers
10Amendment of section 16—Committees
11Amendment of section 21—Chief Executive Officer
12Amendment of section 28—Regulations
The Parliament of South Australia enacts as
This Act may be cited as the WorkCover Corporation (Governance)
Amendment Act 2013.
This Act will come into operation on a day to be fixed by
In this Act, a provision under a heading referring to the amendment of a
specified Act amends the Act so specified.
of WorkCover Corporation
of section 4—Continuation of Corporation
Section 4—after subsection (5) insert:
(6) The Corporation is a statutory corporation to which sections 7
and 8 of the Public
Corporations Act 1993 apply.
of section 5—Constitution of board of management
(1) Section 5(2)—delete "nine" and substitute:
(2) Section 5(2)—delete "of whom—" and
on the recommendation of the Minister.
(3) Section 5(2)(a) to (d)—delete paragraphs (a) to (d)
(4) Section 5(4)—after "The Governor will" insert:
, on the recommendation of the Minister,
(5) Section 5—after subsection (5) insert:
(6) A person appointed to the board—
(a) must have such qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience as are,
in the Minister's opinion, relevant to ensuring that the board carries out its
functions effectively; and
(b) must at all times act professionally and in accordance with recognised
principles of good corporate governance.
of section 6—Conditions of membership
Section 6(2)—after paragraph (d) insert:
(e) on the recommendation of the Minister on any other ground that the
Minister considers to constitute a reasonable cause.
of section 11—Proceedings
Section 11(1)—delete "six" and substitute:
of section 13—Functions
Section 13(1)(g)—delete "disabilities" and substitute:
of section 14—Powers
Section 14(4)(c)—delete paragraph (c)
of section 16—Committees
Section 16—after subsection (3) insert:
(4) The Corporation must obtain the approval of the Minister before it
establishes a committee under subsection (1)(b) that will
include 1 or more persons who will be paid for their participation as
members of the committee.
of section 21—Chief Executive Officer
Section 21—after subsection (6) insert:
(7) The Corporation—
(a) must ensure that the CEO is reasonably available—
(i) to the Minister in order to assist the Minister in the administration
of this Act; and
(ii) to the Minister responsible for the administration of the Workers
Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 to assist that Minister in
the administration of that Act; and
(b) must ensure that the CEO complies with any reasonable request by the
Minister to provide information about the operation or administration of this
Act or the Workers
Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.
of section 28—Regulations
(1) Section 28—after subsection (1) insert:
(1a) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the
(a) provide for the collection and collation of information by the
Corporation in connection with any matter that is relevant to its functions
under an Act (including so as to require the provision of information by another
party to the Corporation); and
(b) provide for the provision of reports to the Corporation, or by the
Corporation to the Minister.
(2) Section 28(2)—after paragraph (b) insert:
(ba) may allow for matters to be determined at the discretion of the
Minister or confer other forms of discretionary power on the Minister;
The office of a member of the board of management of the WorkCover
Corporation of South Australia under section 5 of the WorkCover
Corporation Act 1994 becomes vacant on the commencement of this
Schedule (whether or not the office of the member is continuing after the
amendments made by this Act relating to the constitution of the board of
management take effect and whether or not the term of office of the member has
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