In this Schedule:
Chairperson means the Chairperson of GRNSW.
member means a member of GRNSW.
nominated member means a member of GRNSW referred to in section 8 (1) (a)–(d).
(1) A nominated member of GRNSW may from time to time appoint a person to be the deputy of the member, and may at any time revoke any such appointment.(2) A person cannot be appointed as a deputy of a nominated member if the person is not eligible to be a member of GRNSW.(3) In the absence of a nominated member due to illness or other reasonable cause, the member’s deputy may, if available, act in the place of the member and while so acting has all the functions of the member and is taken to be the member.(4) GRNSW may at any time revoke a person’s appointment as deputy of a nominated member.
(1) The term of office of a member is, unless the member sooner ceases to hold the office, 3 years, but the member is eligible (if otherwise qualified) for re-nomination or re-selection to the position of member.(2) The term of office of a member begins:(a) in the case of a nominated member, on the date on which the relevant nomination takes effect, and(b) in the case of the Chairperson, on a date determined by resolution of GRNSW.
(1) A member of GRNSW is entitled to be paid:(a) remuneration consisting of a base amount adjusted annually in accordance with the annual percentage increase (if any) in the Consumer Price Index, and(b) allowances to reimburse the member for expenses that the member may incur (for travel or accommodation, for example).(2) In this clause:
base amount means an amount determined for the purposes of this clause by the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (which determination, whenever made, is taken to be effective on the commencement of this subclause).
Consumer Price Index means the number appearing in the Consumer Price Index (All Groups Index) for Sydney issued by the Australian Statistician.
(1) The office of a member becomes vacant if the member:(a) dies, or(b) completes a term of office and is not re-nominated or re-selected, as the case may be, or(c) resigns the office by instrument in writing addressed to GRNSW, or(d) is absent from 4 consecutive meetings of GRNSW of which reasonable notice has been given to the member personally or by post, except on leave granted by GRNSW or unless, before the expiration of 4 weeks after the last of those meetings, the member is excused by GRNSW for having been absent from those meetings, or(e) becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit, or(f) becomes a mentally incapacitated person, or(g) is convicted in New South Wales of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more or is convicted elsewhere than in New South Wales of an offence that, if committed in New South Wales, would be an offence so punishable, or(h) becomes a person who is not eligible to be a member, or(i) is removed from office under subclause (2).(2) The Governor may, on the recommendation of GRNSW, remove a member from office for incapacity, incompetence or misbehaviour.(3) A member does not vacate office merely because of the withdrawal of his or her nomination by the body that nominated the member.
(1) When the office of a nominated member becomes vacant, a person is to be nominated to fill the vacancy in the same way as the person whose office has become vacant was nominated.(2) When the office of the Chairperson becomes vacant, a person is to be selected to fill the vacancy in accordance with section 8 (3).(3) A person nominated or selected to fill a casual vacancy under this clause is to hold office for the balance of the term of office of the person’s predecessor or until the person sooner vacates the office. Such a person is eligible for re-nomination or re-selection, as the case may be, if otherwise qualified.
(1) The Chairperson or, in the absence of the Chairperson, another member elected to chair the meeting by the members present is to preside at a meeting of GRNSW.(2) The person presiding at a meeting of GRNSW has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, has a second or casting vote.
A decision supported by a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of GRNSW at which a quorum is present is the decision of GRNSW.
(1) GRNSW may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business by the circulation of papers among all of its members, and a resolution in writing approved in writing by a majority of the voting members is taken to be a decision of GRNSW.(2) GRNSW may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business at a meeting at which members (or some members) participate by telephone, closed-circuit television or other means, but only if a member who speaks on a matter at the meeting can be heard by the other members.(3) For the purposes of:(a) the approval of a resolution under subclause (1), or(b) a meeting held in accordance with subclause (2),the Chairperson and each other member have the same voting rights as they have at an ordinary meeting of GRNSW.(4) A resolution approved under subclause (1) is to be recorded in the minutes of the meetings of GRNSW.(5) Papers may be circulated among members for the purposes of subclause (1) by facsimile or other transmission of the information in the papers concerned.
(1) If:(a) a member has a pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered at a meeting of GRNSW or the committee, and(b) the interest appears to raise a conflict with the proper performance of the member’s duties in relation to the consideration of the matter,the member must, as soon as possible after the relevant facts have come to the member’s knowledge, disclose the nature of the interest at a meeting of GRNSW or the committee.(2) A disclosure by a member at a meeting of GRNSW that the member:(a) is a member, or is in the employment, of a specified company or other body, or(b) is a partner, or is in the employment, of a specified person, or(c) has some other specified interest relating to a specified company or other body or to a specified person,is a sufficient disclosure of the nature of the interest in any matter relating to that company or other body or to that person which may arise after the date of the disclosure and which is required to be disclosed under subclause (1).(3) Particulars of any disclosure made under this clause must be recorded by GRNSW in a book kept for the purpose and that book must be open at all reasonable hours to inspection by any person on payment of a reasonable fee determined by GRNSW.(4) After a member has disclosed the nature of an interest in any matter, the member must not, unless GRNSW otherwise determines:(a) be present during any deliberation of GRNSW with respect to the matter, or(b) take part in any decision of GRNSW with respect to the matter.(5) For the purpose of the making of a determination by GRNSW under subclause (4), a member who has a pecuniary interest in a matter to which the disclosure relates must not:(a) be present during any deliberation of GRNSW for the purpose of making the determination, or(b) take part in the making by GRNSW of the determination.(6) A contravention of this clause does not invalidate any decision of GRNSW.
(1) For the purposes of clause 10, a pecuniary interest is an interest that a person has in a matter because of a reasonable likelihood or expectation of appreciable financial gain or loss to the person or another person with whom the person is associated as provided by subclauses (3)–(5).(2) A person does not have a pecuniary interest in a matter if the interest is so remote or insignificant that it could not reasonably be regarded as likely to influence any decision the person might make in relation to the matter.(3) For the purposes of clause 10, a person has a pecuniary interest in a matter if the pecuniary interest is the interest of:(a) the person, or(b) another person with whom the person is associated as provided by this clause.(4) A person is taken to have a pecuniary interest in a matter if:(a) the person’s spouse or de facto partner or a relative of the person, or a partner or employer of the person, has a pecuniary interest in the matter, or(b) the person, or a nominee, partner or employer of the person, is a member of a company or other body that has a pecuniary interest in the matter.(5) However, a person is not taken to have a pecuniary interest in a matter as referred to in subclause (4):(a) if the person is unaware of the relevant pecuniary interest of the spouse, de facto partner, relative, partner, employer or company or other body, or(b) just because the person is a member of, or is employed by, a statutory body or is employed by the Crown, or(c) just because the person is a member of a company or other body that has a pecuniary interest in the matter, so long as the person has no beneficial interest in any shares of the company or body.(6) In this clause:
de facto partner of a person means the other party to a de facto relationship (within the meaning of the Property (Relationships) Act 1984) with the person.
It is the duty of each member of GRNSW to act in the public interest and in the interests of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. (For example, in the case of a nominated member, this duty requires the member to put the interest to which the duty relates before the interests of the body that nominated the member.)
The procedure for the calling of meetings of GRNSW and for the conduct of business at those meetings is, subject to this Act and the regulations, to be as determined by GRNSW.
The quorum for a meeting of GRNSW is a majority of its members.
The Minister may call the first meeting of GRNSW in such manner as the Minister thinks fit.
(1) GRNSW must adopt a code of conduct to be observed by members, delegates and staff of GRNSW.(2) GRNSW must review its code of conduct at least every 3 years and make such changes to it as it considers appropriate.
(1) The Public Sector Management Act 1988 does not apply to or in respect of the appointment of a member.(2) If by or under any Act provision is made:(a) requiring a person who is the holder of a specified office to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of that office, or(b) prohibiting the person from engaging in employment outside the duties of that office,the provision does not operate to disqualify the person from holding that office and also the office of a member or from accepting and retaining any remuneration payable to the person under this Act as a member.