National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 15:36)
Schedule 4
Schedule 4 Karst Management Advisory Committee
(Section 29 (5))
1   Definitions
In this Schedule:
appointed member means a member other than the Chairperson.
Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Committee.
Committee means the Karst Management Advisory Committee constituted by this Act.
member means a member of the Committee.
2   Nomination of members
If, for the purposes of section 29 (3) (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i), a nomination is not made within the time or in the manner specified by the Minister in a written notice given to the person or body entitled to make the nomination:
(a)  the Minister may appoint a person to be a member of the Committee instead of the person required to be appointed under section 29 (3) (e), (f), (g), (h) or (i), and
(b)  the person so appointed is taken to have been duly nominated.
3   Removal from office
The Minister may remove from office any appointed member at any time.
4   Vacancy in office of member
The office of an appointed 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)  becomes a mentally incapacitated person, or
(e)  is removed from office by the Minister under clause 3.
5   Vacancies
If the office of an appointed member becomes vacant, a person is, subject to this Act, to be appointed to fill the vacancy.
6   Acting members
(1)  The Minister may, from time to time, appoint a person to act in the office of an appointed member during the illness or absence of the appointed member, and the person, while so acting, has and may exercise all the functions of the appointed member and is taken to be an appointed member.
(2)  The Minister may remove a person from the office to which the person was appointed under this clause.
(3)  For the purposes of this clause, a vacancy in the office of a member is regarded as an absence from office of the member.
7   Term of office
Subject to this Schedule, an appointed member holds office for such period not exceeding 5 years as may be specified in the instrument of appointment of the member, but is eligible (if otherwise qualified) for re-appointment.
8   Quorum
The quorum for a meeting of the Committee is 6 members.
9   Voting
A decision supported by a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of the Committee at which a quorum is present is the decision of the Committee.
10   Transaction of business outside meetings or by telephone
(1)  The Committee may, if it thinks fit, transact any of its business by the circulation of papers among all the members of the Committee 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 Committee.
(2)  The Committee 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 members.
(3)  For the purposes of:
(a)  the approval of a resolution under subclause (1), or
(b)  a meeting held in accordance with subclause (2),
the Chairperson of the Committee and each member of the Committee have the same voting rights as they have at an ordinary meeting of the Committee.
(4)  A resolution approved under subclause (1) is, subject to the regulations, to be recorded in the minutes of the meetings of the Committee.
(5)  Papers may be circulated among the members for the purposes of subclause (1) by facsimile or other transmission of the information in the papers concerned.
11   Procedure
(1)  Subject to this Act and the direction of the Minister, the procedure for calling meetings of the Committee and for the conduct of business at those meetings is to be as determined by the Committee.
(2)  The Chief Executive is to call the first meeting of the Committee in such manner as the Chief Executive thinks fit.
12   Expenses
A member is entitled to receive such travelling and other expenses (if any) as the Minister may determine in respect of the member.