An Act to amend the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 with respect to the members of the Workers Compensation Commission; and to make a consequential amendment to the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Workers Compensation Amendment (Commission Members) Act 2010.
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendment of Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
 Section 368
Omit the section. Insert instead:368 Members of Commission(1) The Commission consists of the following members:(a) a President,(b) Deputy Presidents,(c) a Registrar,(d) Arbitrators.(2) The members of the Commission are to be appointed by the Minister.(3) The instrument of appointment of a member is to specify whether a member has been appointed as:(a) the President, or(b) a Deputy President, or(c) the Registrar, or(d) an Arbitrator.(4) One or more of the Arbitrators may be appointed as a Senior Arbitrator, either by the instrument of appointment of the Arbitrator or by a later instrument executed by the Minister.
 Schedule 5 Provisions relating to members of Commission
Omit clause 4. Insert instead:4 Remuneration(1) The following are entitled to be paid remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) in accordance with the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975:(a) a Presidential member,(b) the Registrar,(c) a Senior Arbitrator or any other Arbitrator appointed on a full-time basis by the instrument of appointment of the Arbitrator or by a later instrument executed by the Minister.(2) Any other Arbitrator is entitled to be paid such remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) in respect of work done as a member of the Commission as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the Arbitrator.
 Schedule 5, clause 6 Vacancy in office
Omit “(other than an Arbitrator)” from clause 6 (2).
 Schedule 5, clause 6 (3)
Omit the subclause.
 Schedule 5, clause 8 Seniority
Insert after clause 8 (1) (c):(c1) Senior Arbitrators according to the days on which their appointments took effect or, if the appointments of 2 of them took effect on the same day, according to the precedence assigned to them by their instruments of appointment,
 Schedule 5, clause 13
Insert after clause 12:13 2010 Amending Act—saving of existing appointments(1) The substitution of section 368 of this Act by the Workers Compensation Amendment (Commission Members) Act 2010 does not affect the continuity in office of any member of the Commission holding office immediately before the commencement of that Act.(2) An Arbitrator holding office immediately before the commencement of that Act is eligible to be appointed as a Senior Arbitrator or on a full-time basis.
Schedule 2 Amendment of Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975 (1976 No 4)
Schedule 2 Public Offices
Insert in Part 1 after the matter relating to the Registrar of the Workers Compensation Commission:Senior Arbitrator or other full-time Arbitrator of the Workers Compensation Commission