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Contents (1983 - 42)
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 No 42
Current version for 3 April 2017 to date (accessed 24 November 2017 at 11:22)
Part 5 Division 3 Section 64
64   Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson
(1)  A Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Board of a Local Aboriginal Land Council are to be elected from among the Board members.
(1A)  An election for the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson is to be held at the first meeting of the Board after its election.
(1B)  If there is a vacancy in the office of Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson, an election is to be held to fill the vacant office at the first meeting of the Board after the vacancy.
(1C)  A person elected to hold office as Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson is to hold office for:
(a)  2 years, or
(b)  if the person is elected to fill a vacancy arising during the term of office of the previous Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson—the remainder of the previous office holder’s term of office.
(1D)  The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are eligible (if otherwise qualified) for re-election.
(2)  The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of a Board have the functions conferred on the Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson by or under this Act.
(3)  In the absence of the Chairperson of a Board, the Deputy Chairperson:
(a)  is, if available, to act in the place of the Chairperson, and
(b)  while so acting, has all the functions of the Chairperson and is taken to be the Chairperson of the Board.
(4)  If a Chairperson of a Board becomes a councillor, the person ceases to be the Chairperson and a new Chairperson is to be elected.
(5)  Elections for Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are to be conducted in accordance with the regulations.