Division 3 Procedure of Board
190 General procedure
The procedure for the calling of meetings of the Board and for the
conduct of business at those meetings is, subject to this Part, to be as
determined by the Board.
The quorum for a meeting of the Board is a majority of its members
for the time being.
192 Presiding member
(1) The Chairperson (or, in the absence of the Chairperson, the Deputy
Chairperson, or in the absence of both the Chairperson and the Deputy
Chairperson, a person elected by the members of the Board who are present at a
meeting of the Board) is to preside at a meeting of the
(2) The presiding member has a deliberative vote and, in the event of
an equality of votes, has a second or casting vote.
A decision supported by a majority of the votes cast at a meeting
of the Board at which a quorum is present is the decision of the
194 Transaction of business outside meetings or by
(1) The Board may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business by
the circulation of papers among all the members of the Board for the time
being, and a resolution in writing approved in writing by a majority of those
members is taken to be a decision of the Board.
(2) The Board may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business at a
meeting at which members (or some members) participate by telephone,
closed-circuit television or other means, but only if any member who speaks on
a matter before the meeting can be heard by the other
(3) For the purposes of:
(a) the approval of a resolution under subclause (1),
(b) a meeting held in accordance with subclause
the Chairperson and each member have the same voting rights as they have
at an ordinary meeting of the Board.
(4) A resolution approved under subclause (1) is, subject to the
regulations, to be recorded in the minutes of the meetings of the
(5) Papers may be circulated among the members for the purposes of
subclause (1) by facsimile or other transmission of the information in the
195 Record of proceedings
The presiding member at a meeting of the Board must cause a record
of the proceedings at the meeting to be made.
196 First meeting
The Minister may call the first meeting of the Board in such
manner as the Minister thinks fit.