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Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council

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Council Strategic Directions 2011-2012

Download the Council's Strategic Directions for 2011-2012:  PDF (60 kb) | RTF (316 kb)

Functions of the Council

The Council has the following functions:
  • to identify emerging issues relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety and to advise the CEO on them
  • to examine matters of major concern to the community in relation to radiation protection and nuclear safety and to advise the CEO on them
  • to advise the CEO on the adoption of recommendations, policies, codes and standards in relation to radiation protection and nuclear safety
  • to advise the CEO, at the CEO's request, on other matters relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety
  • to advise the CEO on such other matters relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety as the Council considers appropriate
  • to report to the CEO on matters relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety.

Membership of the Council

Council members appointed from 1 January 2014 for the 2012-2014 triennium are:

Chair:

Professor Ray Kemp (Vic), risk management consultant and Adjunct Professor of Risk and Sustainability, Swinburne University of Technology

CEO of ARPANSA:

Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson (NSW)

Radiation Control Officers:

Mr Simon Critchley (Qld), Director, Radiation Health, Department of Health
Mr Keith Baldry (SA), Director, Regulation and Compliance Division, Environment Protection Authority

Person to represent the interests of the general public:

Em Prof Ian Lowe AO (Qld), Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Griffith University and President, Australian Conservation Foundation
(Contact the Council public representative)

Nominee of the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory:

Dr Steven Skov (NT), Public Health Physician, Centre for Disease Control, NT Dept of Health

Up to 7 other Members:

Dr Roger Allison (Qld), Radiation Oncologist, Cancer Care Services, Queensland Health
Assoc Professor Brad Cassels (Vic), Expert Radiation Advisor, Victorian Department of Health
Ms Jill Fitch (SA), retired health physicist & radiation protection regulator
Mr Frank Harris (NT), Chief Adviser Radiation Governance and Product Stewardship, mining industry
Ms Melissa Holzberger (Qld), energy and resources law specialist
Ms Sylvia Kidziak AM (NSW), occupational health, safety and environment consultant
Dr Denise Wheeler (Qld), radiation protection adviser, retired from UK nuclear industry

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