Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

PART II - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL  

Division 2 - Members of Tribunal  

SECTION 13   TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT (NOT JUDGES)  

13(1)  
The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of a member if an address praying for the termination, on one of the following grounds, is presented to the Governor-General by each House of the Parliament in the same session:


(a) proved misbehaviour;


(b) the member is unable to perform the duties of his or her office because of physical or mental incapacity.

13(2)  
The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of a member if:


(a) the member:


(i) becomes bankrupt; or

(ii) takes steps to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debts; or

(iii) compounds with one or more of his or her creditors; or

(iv) makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the benefit of one or more of his or her creditors; or


(b) the member is a full-time member and is absent, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or


(c) the member is a part-time member and is unavailable, except on leave of absence, to perform the duties of his or her office for more than 3 months; or


(d) the member contravenes section 11 (outside employment); or


(e) the member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 14 (disclosure of interests).

13(3)  
The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of a member assigned to the Migration and Refugee Division if the member has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in an immigration advisory service.

13(4)  
The appointment of a member may not be terminated other than in accordance with this section.

13(5)  
This section does not apply in relation to a member who is a Judge.




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