Human Rights Amendment Act 2016

12 New section 15 substituted

Section 15 is repealed and the following section substituted:

15 Functions of Chief Commissioner

The Chief Commissioner has the following functions:

(a)

to chair the Commission, and lead discussions of the Commission except when it is the function of a Commissioner to do so under section 16(1)(a):

(b)

to ensure that activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions are consistent with the strategic direction and other determinations of the Commission under section 7:

(c)

to ensure that the Commission is effective and efficient in carrying out its functions:

(d)

to ensure that the Commission meets its obligations under the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Public Finance Act 1989, and the State Sector Act 1988:

(e)

to allocate spheres of responsibility (including responsibility for priority areas designated under section 8(1B)) among the Commissioners, and to determine the extent to which Commissioners engage in activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions (except for those stated in section 76), but in each case only after consultation with the Minister:

(f)

to supervise and liaise with the general manager on matters of administration in relation to the Commission and on the activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions:

(g)

any other functions, powers, or duties conferred or imposed on him or her by or under this Act or any other enactment.