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Contents (1983 - 42)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 3 April 2017 to date (accessed 22 November 2017 at 02:54)
Part 5 Division 3 Section 63
63   Board members
(1)  The Board members are to be elected at every fourth annual meeting of a Local Aboriginal Land Council.
(2)  A person is not qualified to be nominated to stand for election, or to be elected, as a Board member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council if, at the time of the nomination or election, any of the following applies to the person:
(a)  the person is not a voting member of the Council,
(b)  the person is suspended or disqualified from holding office as a Board member or is suspended from membership of the Council,
(c)  the person has not attended at least 2 meetings of the Council in the last 12 months.
(2A)  Subsection (2) (c) does not apply if an administrator was appointed to perform all of the functions of the Local Aboriginal Land Council for all or part of the relevant 12-month period.
(2B)  A person may nominate another person to stand for election as a Board member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council if, at the time of the nomination, all of the following apply to the person:
(a)  the person is a voting member of the Council, and
(b)  the person is not suspended from membership of the Council, and
(c)  the person has attended at least 2 meetings of the Council in the last 12 months.
(2C)  Subsection (2B) (c) does not apply if an administrator was appointed to perform all of the functions of the Local Aboriginal Land Council for all or part of the relevant 12-month period.
(3)  The term of office of a Board member commences on the Board member’s election and ends on the election of the next Board at the fourth annual meeting of the Council following the member’s election.
(4)  A Board member is entitled to be paid such travelling and other allowances as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the member.
(5)  A Board member is eligible for re-election, subject to this Act.
(6)  The Registrar is to be the returning officer for an election.
(7)  Elections for Board members are to be conducted in accordance with the regulations.
(8)  Without limiting subsection (7), the regulations may make provision with respect to the nomination of persons to stand for election as a Board member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council.