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Chief Commissioner Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest to fill the position of Chief Commissioner of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal.

The Tribunal determines all claims for compensation and other matters referred to it under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the Act) and hears and determines any appeal referred to it under the Workers (Occupational Diseases) Relief Fund Act 1954.

The Tribunal holds conciliation conferences and hearings throughout the State in order resolve disputes by agreement or arbitration when agreement cannot be reached between the parties.

The Chief Commissioner is responsible for the administrative co-ordination and the allocation of the work of the Tribunal. The role of Chief Commissioner has developed over the years to include an ex officio appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal; appointment as Chairperson of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal; appointment as Chairperson of the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal; and appointment as Chairperson of the Health Practitioners Tribunal.

To be considered for appointment to this role the candidate must be an Australian lawyer of at least 7 years’ standing as an Australian legal practitioner.

Appointment is for a period of five years. Remuneration is $253,807 per annum.

An Information Package including selection criteria is available by contacting Ross Thomas the Registrar of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal on (03) 6166 4752 or can be accessed under “News” on the Department’s website at www.justice.tas.gov.au

Applications addressing the selection criteria should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and sent electronically to applications@justice.tas.gov.au; or

Kristy Bourne
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 27 September 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries please contact Ms Kristy Bourne, Deputy Secretary, Department of Justice at secretary@justice.tas.gov.au or phone  (03) 6165 4943.

 

Parole Board

Member and Deputy Member

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as a Member or Deputy Member of the Parole Board.  It is intended to appoint one person to each position for terms of up to 3 years.

Expressions of interest for appointment as a Member are invited from any person experienced in matters associated with sociology, criminology, penology or medicine.

Expressions of interest for appointment as a Deputy Member are invited from any person who is:

  • a person experienced in matters associated with sociology, criminology, penology or medicine, or who possesses any other knowledge or experience that is relevant to the work of the Board; or
  • a person who has knowledge and experience of victims of crime matters and is experienced in matters associated with sociology, criminology, penology or medicine; or
  • a person who has experience serving as a police officer in Tasmania, or in another State or a Territory of the Commonwealth, and is not currently so serving.

Parole Board hearings are held fortnightly in Hobart.

An Information Package may be accessed under “Expressions of Interest” on the Department’s website at www.justice.tas.gov.au

Applications indicating which position is being applied for and addressing the relevant criteria may be sent to applications@justice.tas.gov.au; or

Recruitment
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 27 September 2019.  

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

Appointment to these position is subject to a criminal history check.

For further enquiries please contact Mr Ben Hancock on (03) 6165 6719 or ben.hancock@justice.tas.gov.au

 

Mental Health Tribunal

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest for membership of the Mental Health Tribunal from:

  • experienced Australian lawyers;
  • experienced Psychiatrists;
  • experienced Mental Health Professionals; and
  • other people with skills relevant to the role of the Tribunal who wish to be considered for appointment as members of the Mental Health Tribunal.

The Tribunal sits in all regions of the state so applications are sought from throughout Tasmania.

Expressions of Interest

An Information Package is available on request from the Registrar of the Tribunal. The Information Package can also be accessed under “Expressions of Interest” on the Department of Justice’s website at www.justice.tas.gov.au.

Applicants must address the published selection criteria outlined in the Information Package when completing their expression of interest. Responses must also contain a curriculum vitae and the names of two (2) professional and confidential referees.

Expressions of Interest should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent electronically to applications@justice.tas.gov.au; or

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 27 September 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

Further information

For further information please contact

The Registrar
Mental Health Tribunal
Email: MHT.Tribunal@justice.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6165 7491

 

Forest Practices Tribunal

Members

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Members of the Forest Practices Tribunal.

The Forest Practices Tribunal is a statutory independent body established under Part V of the Forest Practices Act 1985. The Tribunal is vested with jurisdiction to hear and determine a range of appeals/applications under the Forest Practices Act 1985.

Expression of interest in appointment are invited from:

  • Persons who possess a sound and practical knowledge of forestry, road construction in forests, and harvesting of timber;
  • Persons who possess tertiary qualifications in the sciences appropriate to land and forest management and have had substantial practical experience in those sciences; and
  • Persons who possess a sound knowledge of, and have at least 5 years practical experience in, conservation science.
  • Persons who possess a sound knowledge of, and have at least 5 years practical experience in, agriculture and forestry.
  • Persons who possess a sound knowledge of, and have at least 5 years practical experience in, conservation science.

Appointment is by the Governor-in-Council for a period of up to three years.

Members of the Tribunal receive a sessional fee of $225 per session.

More information about the Forest Practices Tribunal is available from the website at or by contacting the Registrar:

Phone: (03) 6165 6794

Email: Jarrod.Bryan@justice.tas.gov.au

An Information Package, containing the selection criteria and probity statement, can be accessed under “News” on the Department of Justice’s  website, or by contacting the Registrar on (03) 6165 6794 or by emailing Jarrod.Bryan@justice.tas.gov.au

Expression of interest, accompanying curriculum vitae and a signed probity statement must be received by COB Friday 27 September 2019.

Applications should be sent to:

Email: applications@justice.tas.gov.au

OR

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
Level 14
110 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000

All expressions of interest will be acknowledged when received.

 

Marine Farming Planning Review Panel

Pursuant to section 8(3) of the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 (the Act), the Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is calling for expressions of interest from people interested in the position of ‘Chairperson’ of the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel.

Gender Equality

The Tasmanian Government is committed to a target of 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees by July 2020. Suitably qualified females are encouraged to apply for these positions.

About the Panel

The Panel is established under section 8 of the Act and consists of nine people with knowledge and experience in planning, environmental issues, marine resource management, boating, recreation and navigation issues, marine farming, local government issues, fish health and biosecurity plus one person nominated by the Minister and a Chairperson.

The Act provides for the planning of marine waters for marine farming and the allocation of marine farming leases. The general functions of the Panel are prescribed under section 9 of the Act and include considering draft marine farming development plans, amendments and modifications and making recommendations to the Minister. The Panel may conduct hearings and do anything necessary or convenient to perform its functions.

Remuneration

The Chairperson is remunerated with a daily sitting fee of $1000 and reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses.

Meetings of Panel

The Panel meets on an as required basis, usually after hours. Meetings are usually held in Hobart, however, some intrastate travel may occasionally be required.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest should include all relevant information needed to assess suitability for the position including a current curriculum vitae.

Expressions of interest may be made in writing and sent to the:

Executive Officer
Marine Farming Planning Review Panel
Marine Farming Branch
DPIPWE
GPO Box 44
HOBART 7001

or

Email to: David.Jarvis@dpipwe.tas.gov.au, by 5 pm on Monday 23 September 2019.

Further information may be found in Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 of the Act, may be found on the DPIPWE Marine Farming webpage or by contacting:

 

Biosecurity Advisory Committee – Chair and Members

Expressions of interest are being sought for the position of Chair and members of the new Biosecurity Advisory Committee (BAC) to be established under s267 of the Biosecurity Act 2019 (the Act).

The BAC will provide advice to the Minister and Secretary on any matter related to biosecurity, in particular:

  • the requirements of a comprehensive and effective biosecurity system for Tasmania, and necessary linkages to other biosecurity systems (national and international);
  • opportunities to improve industry and community awareness of biosecurity;
  • opportunities to improve collaboration in achieving improved biosecurity outcomes including preparedness for biosecurity emergencies; and
  • any other biosecurity related matter referred to the Committee by the Minister or the Secretary. The Committee will comprise a Chair and a membership comprising the following:
  • a representative of wild fisheries industries;
  • a person with relevant knowledge and experience in science, industry and community liaison and education;
  • a person with relevant accounting, economic or strategic planning expertise;
  • a person with public administration expertise at both the State and local government level;
  • a representative of animal-based agricultural industries;
  • a representative of plant-based agricultural industries;
  • a representative of aquaculture industries;
  • a representative of tourism industries;
  • a representative from environmental organisations;
  • a community member; and
  • a State Service employee.

Noting a member may satisfy more than one of the statutory membership criteria.

Those interested need to provide information that outlines their suitability for appointment to the role of Chair or member of the BAC.

Further information on the position of Chair and Member and on the selection process can be found at: https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/BAC

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, in accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards strategy, which aims to improve gender equity and increase female representation on its boards, statutory bodies and committees.

Expressions of Interest can be lodged at:

EOI Biosecurity Advisory Committee
Biosecurity Tasmania – Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

or

Emailed to: John.Harkin@dpipwe.tas.gov.au by 5 pm, 7 October 2019.

 

Tasracing - Non-Executive Director - Thoroughbreds

Call for nominations

Tasracing Pty Ltd is calling for the nomination of suitably-qualified individuals to fill the Non-Executive Director - Thoroughbred vacancy on its Board. Tasracing is the principal racing authority in Tasmania. A State Owned Corporation, Tasracing was established in 2009 under the Racing (Tasracing Pty Ltd) Act 2009 (Act) to oversee the operations and future development of the Tasmanian racing industry.

Nominations may be made by persons that are:

  • a member of a thoroughbred racing club;
  • a member of a thoroughbred racing industry association;
  • licensed under the Rules of Racing for the thoroughbred code of racing; or
  • an owner/trainer of thoroughbred horses.

Persons are eligible to nominate a maximum of three candidates with experience and expertise relating to the thoroughbred code of racing.

Nominated candidates should have board-level or senior executive experience as it applies to corporations and/or government businesses. Graduate, Membership or Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors would be well regarded.

In accordance with the State Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, nominations for women are strongly encouraged.

Requests for the Role Statement, Confirmation of Interest form and Nomination form can be directed to Bonnie Mohan at recruitment@tasracing.com.au

Nominations must include a Confirmation of Interest form from each person nominated, together with a Nomination form and their current resume. Completed nominations should be sent via email to:

Bonnie Mohan
C/- The Director Selection Advisory Panel
recruitment@tasracing.com.au

Applications close Friday 6 September 2019.

 

Tasracing - Non-Executive Director - Greyhound

Call for nominations

Tasracing Pty Ltd is calling for the nomination of suitably-qualified individuals to fill the Non-Executive Director - Greyhound vacancy on its Board. Tasracing is the principal racing authority in Tasmania. A State Owned Corporation, Tasracing was established in 2009 under the Racing (Tasracing Pty Ltd) Act 2009 (Act) to oversee the operations and future development of the Tasmanian racing industry.

Nominations may be made by persons that are:

  • a member of a greyhound racing club;
  • a member of a greyhound racing industry association;
  • licensed under the Rules of Racing for the greyhound code of racing; or
  • an owner/trainer of greyhounds.

Persons are eligible to nominate a maximum of three candidates with experience and expertise relating to the greyhound code of racing.

Nominated candidates should have board-level or senior executive experience as it applies to corporations and/or government businesses. Graduate, Membership or Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors would be well regarded.

In accordance with the State Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, nominations for women are strongly encouraged.

Requests for the Role Statement, Confirmation of Interest form and Nomination form can be directed to Bonnie Mohan at recruitment@tasracing.com.au

Nominations must include a Confirmation of Interest form from each person nominated, together with a Nomination form and their current resume. Completed nominations should be sent via email to:

Bonnie Mohan
C/- The Director Selection Advisory Panel
Email: recruitment@tasracing.com.au

Applications close Friday 6 September 2019.

 

Tasracing - Non-Executive Director - Commercial

Tasracing Pty Ltd is seeking to appoint two (2) Non-Executive Directors (Commercial) to fulfil two up-coming vacancies on its Board.

Tasracing is the principal racing authority in Tasmania. A State Owned Corporation, Tasracing was established in 2009 under the Racing (Tasracing Pty Ltd) Act 2009 (Act) to oversee the operations and future development of the Tasmanian racing industry.

In accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Tasracing Board must comprise seven directors, made up of a Chairperson, three directors with experience and expertise in the three codes of racing, and three directors with the experience and expertise necessary to enable the Company to achieve its objectives.

It is expected that applicants will have board or senior executive experience and can demonstrate a thorough understanding of corporate governance as it applies to corporations and/or government businesses. Finance and accounting and strategic planning acumen is also essential.  Graduate, Membership or Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors would be well regarded.

Applicants with the following skills and experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Commercial Wagering and Digital Marketing
  • Legal and WHS
  • Risk, Compliance and Governance

In accordance with the State Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, women are strongly encouraged to submit an application for these positions.

Applications may be forwarded in confidence to Cordiner King via email to: tasracing@cordinerking.com.au.

Telephone enquiries, including requests for the Role Statement may be directed to either:

  • Richard Besley on (03) 9617 7212; or
  • Sarah Magnell on (02) 9051 9175

Applications close Friday 6 September 2019.

 

Tasmanian Community Fund - Southern Board Vacancy

The Tasmanian Community Fund is excited to be seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced southern Tasmanian residents to fill a vacancy on the Board.  Applicants should have:

  • A deep understanding of, empathy for and experience with diverse Tasmanian communities, in particular southern communities
  • Recent leadership experience in the Tasmanian community sector
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the community health sector and/or the pathways to employment sector
  • Contemporary governance and strategic planning skills and demonstrated experience as a Non-Executive Director


The Tasmanian Community Fund was established in 1999 and is administered by an independent board.  The Fund invests in and strengthens Tasmanian communities by supporting projects that contribute to vibrant Tasmanian communities that are capable and resilient in shaping their future.

Interested applicants should contact admin@tascomfund.org to obtain a copy of the position description and selection criteria.

Applications should be submitted online at the address provided in the position description by Wednesday, 7 August 2019.

 

Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC) Vacancies

Expressions of Interest

The Minister for Education and Training is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee.

The Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC) oversees the administration of apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational placements in Tasmania while advising the Minister responsible for education and training on these systems.

Applications are sought from individuals who have knowledge and experience in areas relevant to the vocational education and training sector, such as apprenticeships and traineeships, employee relations, workforce development and industrial arrangements.

The Term of appointment for the position will commence on or after 1 November 2019, for a period of up to three years.

Applicants must demonstrate they have the knowledge and experience to meet the responsibilities of a member of a statutory committee.

Further information

Interested individuals should carefully consider the Information for Applicants in the first instance available at Skills Tasmania.

Expressions of interest (maximum 500 words), including details of relevant experience over the past five years, other relevant details and your CV/resume, should be forwarded to:

FAO: Stuart Hollingsworth
Skills Tasmania
Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536
HOBART  TAS  7001

Closing date: Monday 29 July 2019

More information contact: