(Section 6 (4))
In this Schedule:
full-time Chairperson means the Chairperson if appointed as a full-time member.
member means any member of the Tribunal, including the Chairperson.
part-time member means a part-time member of the Tribunal, including the Chairperson if appointed as a part-time member.
(1) The Minister may, from time to time, appoint a person to be the deputy of a member, and the Minister may revoke any such appointment. The persons appointed as deputies must have the same qualifications as those required of persons appointed as members.(2) In the absence of a member, the member’s deputy:(a) may, if available, act in the place of the member, and(b) while so acting, has all the functions of the member and is taken to be a member.(2A) The Minister may appoint a permanent member of the Tribunal to act in the place of the Chairperson during the illness, absence or unavailability of the Chairperson, and the acting Chairperson, while so acting, has and may exercise all the functions of the Chairperson and is taken to be the Chairperson.(3) A person while acting in the place of a member is entitled to be paid such remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the person.(4) For the purposes of this clause, a vacancy in the office of a member is taken to be an absence of the member.(5) The deputy of a member who is the Chairperson does not have the member’s functions as Chairperson.
(1) Subject to this Schedule, a member holds office for such period (not exceeding 5 years) as is specified in the member’s instrument of appointment, but is eligible (if otherwise qualified) for re-appointment.(2) Subject to this Schedule, the minimum term of office that may be specified in the instrument of appointment of a permanent member is 3 years.
(1) A full-time permanent member is entitled to be paid:(a) remuneration in accordance with the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975, and(b) such travelling and subsistence allowances as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the permanent member.(2) A part-time permanent member or temporary member is entitled to be paid such remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the member.
(1) The office of a member becomes vacant if the member:(a) dies, or(b) completes a term of office and is not re-appointed, or(c) resigns the office by instrument in writing addressed to the Minister, or(d) is removed from office by the Minister under this clause or the Governor under Part 8 of the Public Sector Management Act 1988, or(e) in the case of a full-time Chairperson—is absent from duty, except on leave of absence granted by the Minister, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any period of 12 months, or(f) in the case of a part-time member—is absent from 4 consecutive meetings of the Tribunal of which reasonable notice has been given to the member personally or in the ordinary course of post, except on leave granted by the Minister or unless, before the expiration of 4 weeks after the last of those meetings, the member is excused by the Minister for having been absent from those meetings, or(g) becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit, or(h) becomes a mentally incapacitated person, or(i) is convicted in New South Wales of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more or is convicted elsewhere than in New South Wales of an offence that, if committed in New South Wales, would be an offence so punishable.(2) The Minister may remove the Chairperson or any other permanent member from office for misbehaviour, incompetence or incapacity.(3) The Minister may remove a temporary member from office at any time.
(1) If:(a) a member has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered at a meeting of the Tribunal, and(b) the interest appears to raise a conflict with the proper performance of the member’s duties in relation to the consideration of the matter,the member must, as soon as possible after the relevant facts have come to the member’s knowledge, disclose the nature of the interest at a meeting of the Tribunal.(2) A disclosure by a member at a meeting of the Tribunal that the member:(a) is a member, or is in the employment, of a specified company or other body, or(b) is a partner, or is in the employment, of a specified person, or(c) has some other specified interest relating to a specified company or other body or to a specified person,is a sufficient disclosure of the nature of the interest in any matter relating to that company or other body or to that person which may arise after the date of the disclosure and which is required to be disclosed under subclause (1).(3) Particulars of any disclosure made under this clause must be recorded by the Tribunal in a book kept for the purpose and that book must be open at all reasonable hours to inspection by any person on payment of the fee (if any) determined by the Tribunal.(4) After a member has disclosed the nature of an interest in any matter, the member must not, unless the Minister or the Tribunal otherwise determines:(a) be present during any deliberation of the Tribunal with respect to the matter, or(b) take part in any decision of the Tribunal with respect to the matter.(5) For the purposes of the making of a determination by the Tribunal under subclause (4), a member who has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter to which the disclosure relates must not:(a) be present during any deliberation of the Tribunal for the purpose of making the determination, or(b) take part in the making by the Tribunal of the determination.(6) A contravention of this clause does not invalidate any decision of the Tribunal.
If the office of any member becomes vacant, a person is, subject to this Act, to be appointed to fill the vacancy.
(1) Part 2 of the Public Sector Management Act 1988 does not apply to or in respect of the appointment of a member.(2) If by or under any Act provision is made:(a) requiring a person who is the holder of a specified office to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of that office, or(b) prohibiting the person from engaging in employment outside the duties of that office,the provision does not operate to disqualify the person from holding that office and also the office of a part-time member or from accepting and retaining any remuneration payable to the person under this Act as a part-time member.