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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 620

Constitution and decision-making of an Expert Panel

Constitution of an Expert Panel for annual wage reviews

             (1)  An Expert Panel constituted under this section for the purpose of an annual wage review conducted under Part 2-6 consists of 7 FWC Members (except as provided by section 622), and must include:

                     (a)  the President; and

                     (b)  3 Expert Panel Members who have knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

                              (i)  workplace relations;

                             (ii)  economics;

                            (iii)  social policy;

                            (iv)  business, industry or commerce.

Constitution of an Expert Panel for 4 yearly reviews of default fund terms etc.

          (1A)  An Expert Panel constituted under this section for a purpose referred to in subsection 617(4) or (5) consists of 7 FWC Members (except as provided by section 622), and must include:

                     (a)  the President, or a Vice President or Deputy President appointed by the President to be the Chair of the Panel; and

                     (b)  3 Expert Panel Members who have knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

                              (i)  finance;

                             (ii)  investment management;

                            (iii)  superannuation.

             (2)  The President may determine which FWC Members form part of an Expert Panel.

             (3)  The following person is responsible for managing an Expert Panel in performing the functions and exercising the powers referred to in section 617:

                     (a)  if paragraph (b) does not apply--the President;

                     (b)  if the President has appointed a person to be the Chair of the Expert Panel under paragraph 620(1A)(a)--the Chair.

Making decisions

             (4)  A decision of the majority of the FWC Members of an Expert Panel prevails.

             (5)  However, if there is no majority, the decision of:

                     (a)  if paragraph (b) does not apply--the President; or

                     (b)  if the President has appointed a person to be the Chair of the Expert Panel under paragraph 620(1A)(a)--the Chair;

prevails.



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