The Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 (WA) (the Act).
SARRAH Board Members have an obligation both to meet the requirements of the Act and to ensure that a high standard of corporate governance is developed and maintained within SARRAH.
Corporate governance is the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in organisations. It encompasses the mechanisms by which organisation, and those in control, are held to account. Corporate governance influences how the objectives of the organisation are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how performance is optimised.
Good corporate governance is more than just prescribing particular corporate structures and complying with legislated obligations and other accepted rules. It is additionally about a range of broad principles, which should be applied flexibly to facilitate accountability and performance.