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Statutory appendices Forestry Commission Division employees Risk Committee and has access to the Chief Non-independent Member Mr Mark Duffy were all awarded a 2.5 per cent pay increase Executive Officer as required. (appointed for three years). (to wages and wage related allowances) Internal audits conducted during the year During 2011–12, NSW T&I internal audit payable on the first pay period on or after covered fleet and fuel management review services were provided by two external 1 July 2012. and timber sales contracts. Protected contractors and departmental staff. This Training and organisational disclosure functions are also managed by model was chosen after a review of the development internal audit function which includedNSW T&I. Forests NSW has a risk matrix in place which consultation with stakeholders, management The year 2011–12 was another significant and the Committee.is incorporated into NSW T&I corporate risk investment in corporate and operational training being delivered to staff across the I, Nick Roberts declare that this Internal Auditmanagement framework. More information organisation. and Risk Management Attestation is made onon Forests NSW management of risks can be found in the Risk Management and Insurance behalf of the controlled entity the Forestry Corporate programs have included section of this report. Commission Division. the Leadership Program, Introduction to Management Program, Community Internal audit and risk Engagement Training and Supervisor management attestation for Development Program with 47 staff the 2011–12 financial year for attending these programs. the Forestry Commission of Forests NSW has continued to demonstrate New South Wales, trading as industry best practice by focusing on regular upskilling and reassessment of core technical Forests NSW Nick Roberts skills against units of national competence. I, Nick Roberts am of the opinion that the Chief Executive Officer Workers using technical equipment are Forestry Commission of New South Wales, Forests NSW refreshed in their skills every three years. To further support this, a ‘Core Competency risk management processes in place that are, Land disposaltrading as Forests NSW has internal audit and Project’ was started in 2011–12. The project in all material respects, compliant with the No properties were disposed of during the will see core competencies of all positions core requirements set out in Treasury Circular in the Forests NSW structure identified and TC 09/08 Internal Audit and Risk Management year. held against positions in the human resource Policy. These processes provide a level of Documents relating to property disposals information system, allowing managers assurance that enables the senior management completed by Forests NSW are available for and supervisors to run a gap analysis to of Forests NSW to understand, manage and access under the Government Information determine training needs for their staff. satisfactorily control risk exposures. (Public Access) Act 2009. Internal audit and risk Audit and Risk Committee for the NSW Legislation and legal issuesI, Nick Roberts am of the opinion that the management Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW There were no changes to legislation underDepartment of Trade and Investment, which Forests NSW operates during 2011–12. Forests NSW complies with NSW T&I T&I), of which Forests NSW is a partner agency, comprehensive policies and guidelines on is constituted and operates in accordance Multicultural Polices and internal audit and risk management. with the independence and governance The Enterprise Risk Management Framework Services Programrequirements of Treasury Circular NSW TC09/08. The Chair and members of the Audit within which Forests NSW operates complies with NSW Treasury Policy TPP 09-5 and NSW Forests NSW is committed to the Principlesand Risk Committee are: Treasury Circular TC09-08 and Australian/ Independent Chair Dr Elizabeth Coombs of Multiculturalism. Forests NSW initiatives New Zealand Standard Risk Management – (appointed for four years); under this Program are incorporated into principles and guidelines (AS/NZS 4360: 2004 NSW T&I Multicultural Policies and Services Risk Management). Plan and reported on in the NSW T&I AnnualIndependent Member Mr Ian Neale (appointed for six years); Report. Internal Audit functions are undertaken for Independent Member Mr Ken Barker Forests NSW by RSM Bird Cameron, the internal Forests NSW provides free access to all State (appointed for three years); auditors appointed for NSW T&I. To ensure forests. Access to State forests is only restricted independence of the audit process, RSM Bird Non-independent Member Mr Nick for harvesting operations, extreme weather Cameron reports to the NSW T&I Audit and Roberts, (appointed for four years); and conditions or special events. 122 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


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