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Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008

Part III Administrative Provisions

12   Terms and conditions of appointment

             (1)  The Independent Reviewer holds office for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the instrument of appointment but, subject to subsection (2), is eligible for re-appointment.

             (2)  A person is not eligible to be appointed to the office of Independent Reviewer more than twice.

             (3)  The Independent Reviewer may be appointed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

13   Resignation

                   A person appointed as Independent Reviewer may resign that office by writing signed by the Independent Reviewer and delivered to the Governor-General.

14   Termination of appointment

             (1)  The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of the Independent Reviewer by reason of misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  If the Independent Reviewer:

                     (a)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with creditors or makes an assignment of remuneration for their benefit;

                     (b)  being a person holding office on a full-time basis:

                              (i)  engages, except with the approval of the Prime Minister, in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office; or

                             (ii)  is absent from duty, except on leave, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any period of 12 months; or

                     (c)  fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 15;

the Governor-General shall terminate the appointment of the Independent Reviewer.

(3) An Independent Reviewer shall not be removed or suspended from office except as provided by this section.

15   Disclosure of interests

                   The Independent Reviewer shall give written notice to the Prime Minister of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that the Independent Reviewer has or acquires and that could conflict with the proper performance of the Independent Reviewer’s functions.