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Council Strategic Directions FY2014-2017

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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.

Current membership of the Council

The members of the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council appointed are:

Chair:

  • Dr Roger Allison, Executive Director Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

CEO of ARPANSA:

  • Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson

Person to represent the interests of the general public:

  • Ms Geraldine Robertson, an experienced consumer advocate with a working knowledge of the consumer-related radiation protection issues addressed by the Council.
    (Contact the RHSAC public representative)

Radiation Control Officers:
(nominated by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council)

  • Mr Keith Baldry, Director, Regulation and Compliance, Environment Protection Authority of South Australia
  • Mr Simon Critchley, Director, Radiation Health, Queensland Department of Health

Representative of the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory:

  • Dr Hugh Heggie, Chief Health Officer, Clinical Support, Education and Public Health Services Division, NT Department of Health

Other members:

  • Mr Niall Byrne, Creative Director of Science in Public
  • Dr Jane Canestra, Medical practitioner and emergency physician with expertise in the health aspects of radiological emergencies
  • Prof Adele Green, Head, Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  • Mr Frank Harris, Chief Adviser Radiation Governance and Product Stewardship, Rio Tinto Uranium
  • Ms Melissa Holzberger, Director and Principal – Sloan Holzberger Lawyers
  • Prof Pamela Sykes, Professor Preventive Cancer Biology, Flinders University, South Australia
  • Dr Melanie Taylor, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney