Terms of Reference and Membership

In March 1997, the Government agreed to amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 to introduce new funding arrangements for NICNAS. Under these arrangements, the chemical industry will directly contribute to the operating costs of NICNAS.

 

In order to ensure that industry has the opportunity to participate in the NICNAS budgetary process, a joint Industry Government Consultative Committee (IGCC) was established. The Committee meets at least twice a year.

 

The Committee has eight members, including four industry representatives and four Government representatives. The membership consists of one representative from each of the following organisations:

 

Industry

ACCORD Australasia

Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA)

Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation (APMF)

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

 

Government

NICNAS (Chair)

Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR)

Australian Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR)

Australian Government Department of Environment and Water Resources (DEW)

 

Given the integral relationship between the Director NICNAS and the National Manager of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Group of Regulators, the National Manager, TGA Group of Regulators, will be an ex-officio member of the IGCC.

 

The IGCC:

         reviews the utilisation of resources against NICNAS objectives

         reviews the performance of NICNAS against agreed performance indicators (including those established in the NICNAS Service Charter and Corporate Plan), and in particular the impact on industry and the protection of human health and the environment

         develops strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of NICNAS operations within the context of (i) established goals and objectives and (ii) developing and emerging issues, and

         develops compliance strategies and monitors the effectiveness of these strategies in promoting compliance with the Scheme.

 

The Chair of the Committee has reported as necessary (at least every six months) to the Minister on the outcomes of the Committee.

 

IGCC membership at 30 June 2007 and attendance at 2006-07 meetings

Member

Representing

IGCC 26
15 Nov 06

IGCC 27
16 May 07

Dr Marion Healy (Chair)1

NICNAS

 

b

Dr Roshini Jayewardene (Chair)2

NICNAS

b

 

Ms Bronwyn Capanna

ACCORD

X

b

Mr Geoff MacAlpine

ACCORD alternate

b

x

Mr Michael Catchpole

PACIA

b

b

Mr Michael Hambrook

APMF

b

b

Ms Sylvia Kidziak

AM ACCI

X

x

Mr Drew Wagner

DEWR

b

x

Mr Peter Haynes

DEWR alternate

 

b

Mr Shane Baker

DITR

b

b

Dr Barry Reville

DEW

X

b

Mr Greg Plummer

DEW alternate

b

x

Dr David Graham Ex-officio

TGA

X

x

Mr Nick Miller

Secretariat

b

b

 

 

1 Commenced as Director 26 April 2007

2 Acted as Director to 25 April 2007