In providing strategic leadership and governance to the CAA, Council provides a link between the participating courts and encourages consistency in the areas of process and administration where appropriate, whilst recognising that the participating courts maintain responsibility for their own internal administration.
Council provides a leadership role in the strategic direction of the CAA by convening planning workshops to inform the development of the CAA Strategic Plan and through qualitative debate on its targets and objectives. Whilst the Administrator is responsible for the development of the Strategic Plan, it requires Council endorsement and final approval.
In setting the direction for the future development of the Courts and CAA, Council takes an active and ongoing interest in State and National strategic issues affecting the courts, the Authority and the Law by financially supporting the attendance of members of the judiciary and administration at conferences and seminars and through membership of appropriate State and National committees. Time is allocated on the Council Agenda to discuss Strategic Issues.
Council oversees the way in which management runs the CAA and encourages a culture of high ethical behaviour that underscores the values of integrity, justice, respect and professionalism.
Policy and Legislative compliance
All CAA Administrative Policies are submitted to Council for approval before being promulgated. Council also maintains oversight of the CAA’s legislative compliance requirements through such mechanisms as the Annual audit by the Auditor-General; OHSW Audit by WorkCover and the CAA Risk and Audit Management Committee’s quarterly reports.
Endorsing Resource Allocation And Monitoring Performance
In meeting its responsibility to provide resources to participating courts Council monitors the CAA expenditure and performance from monthly reports presented to it.
Council has the responsibility of satisfying itself that courts resources are managed efficiently and that resource allocations are balanced against needs. Council encourages innovation in courts and endorses court established targets.
All budget bids from participating courts are submitted to Council for approval before being submitted as part of the Annual Budget Bilateral process. Council allocates budgets to participating courts at the commencement of each financial year and if necessary can reallocate resources at any time to areas of greatest need.