Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Act 2019 (94 of 2019)

Schedule 3   Australian Energy Regulator

Part 1   Amendments

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

23   Section 44AS

Repeal the section, substitute:

44AS Acting AER Deputy Chair

(1) The Minister may, by written instrument, appoint an AER member to act as the AER Deputy Chair:

(a) during a vacancy in the office of the AER Deputy Chair, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or

(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the AER Deputy Chair:

(i) is absent from duty or from Australia; or

(ii) is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see sections 33AB and 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(2) If a person acting as the AER Deputy Chair ceases to be an AER member, then the appointment to act as the AER Deputy Chair also ceases.