Statutory advisory committee vacancies

18 August 2014

Appointments

Members are appointed in an individual capacity to the TGA's statutory advisory committees by the Minister. The requirements and terms of appointment for each of the TGA's statutory advisory committees are provided in the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990, Part 6, Division 1-1F, including the fields of expertise required for each committee. Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the expert fields required before proceeding with an expression of interest.

In general, an appointment can be up to three years. Under the Regulations, a member may serve up to three consecutive terms.

Remuneration for TGA statutory advisory committees

Remuneration and travel for all TGA statutory advisory committees is in accordance with the latest Determination of the Remuneration Tribunal.

TGA process for notification of committee vacancies

The TGA calls for expressions of interest for vacancies on its statutory advisory committees by placing an advertisement in the national press (and other specialist newsletters), a notification on the TGA website and direct notification to relevant professional associations, academic institutions, industry bodies, key stakeholder groups and other prominent health experts and identified individuals.

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Committee-in-confidence obligations and obligations to declare all potential conflicts of interest

Members of TGA statutory advisory committees are bound by committee-in-confidence obligations as well as obligations to declare all potential conflicts of interest. On appointment to a committee, members are required to sign a Deed acknowledging the obligations of members in relation to confidential information and the requirements to disclose interests that may present a potential or actual conflict of interest to the committee's business. Please refer to the 'TGA advisory committee guidelines: Declarations of interests, managing conflicts of interests and confidentiality obligations'.

Privacy information

For TGA's general privacy information, see: Privacy.

  • Personal information is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Your personal information is protected by law under the Privacy Act, which contains Australian Privacy Principles. For more information see the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
  • The TGA is a division of the Department of Health (Health)
  • Health's Privacy Policy contains information about:
    • how you may access your personal information and seek correction of it.
    • how you can complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how Health will deal with that complaint.

The TGA collects personal information from you in order to administer your appointment or engagement as a TGA committee member and to communicate with you about committee business and processes. The TGA will disclose the basic biography of committee members on the TGA website.

Collection from statutory committee members of details of their personal or pecuniary interests is authorised by Part 6 of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990.