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Note 12: Related party disclosures

12A Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

(a) During the year Comcare paid expenses including the remuneration of members of the Commission.

Members of the Commission during the financial year were:

  • Peter Henneken AM (Chairperson)
  • Michelle Baxter (deputy Flora Carapellucci)
  • Burt Blackburne (deputy Jarrod Moran)
  • Professor Niki Ellis
  • Rex Hoy
  • Lt Gen David Hurley AC DSC (deputy Maj Gen Craig Orme AM CSC)
  • Sandra Lambert (appointed 10 Mar 2011)
  • Susan Powell (deputy Margot Hoyte)
  • Paul O’Connor
  • Graham Rawstron (deputy Stephen McMahon)
  • Stephen Somogyi (expired 25 May 2011)

The Commission is a body established to oversee the regulatory functions of the SRC Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991.

(b) The aggregate amount of remuneration received by the part time members of the Commission, not employed by the Australian Government, but paid by Comcare during the period was $262,692 (2010: $257,297). There were no loans made to the Commissioners or their deputies.

12B Seacare Authority

(a) The Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority) aims to minimise the human and financial costs of workplace injury in the Australian maritime industry. The Seacare Authority administers the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992, the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993, the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992 and the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Collection Act 1992. It performs the regulator role in relation to these Acts.

Members of the Seacare Authority during the financial year were:

  • David Sterrett (Chairperson)
  • Peter Bremner (deputy Teresa Hatch)
  • Mick Doleman (deputy Jamie Newlyn)
  • Mal Hearnden (deputy Tony Caccamo)
  • Paul O’Connor
  • Graham Peachey (deputy Mal Harsen)
  • John Wydell (deputy Martin Byrne)

(b) The aggregate amount of remuneration received by the part time members of the Seacare Authority, not employed by the Australian Government, but paid by Comcare during the period was $8,446 (2010: $1,420). There were no loans made to the members or their deputies.