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Wednesday, 28 July 1920

Clause 7 -

(1)   The Minister may at any time suspend the Director from his office for incapacity, incompetence, or misbehaviour.

(2)   If the Director is so suspended the

Governor-General may appoint a Board of Inquiry (consisting of throe persons, one of whom shall be the chairman of the Board, and any two of whom may exercise all the powers of the Board) for investigation and report upon the charge of incapacity, incompetence, or misbehaviour preferred by the Minister.

(3)   If the Director does not admit the truth of the charge preferred against him, the Board of Inquiry shall inquire into the truth of the charge, and, after fully hearing the case, shall report to the Governor-General its opinion thereon.

(4)   If the charge is admitted or is found by the Board of Inquiry to be proved, the Governor-General may, if he thinks fit, call upon the Director to retire from his office, and he shall retire accordingly.

(5)   If the charge is found by the Board of Inquiry not to be proved, the suspension shall be immediately removed by the Minister.

(6)   Save as in this section provided, the Director shall not be removed from office during the term for which he was appointed.

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