University of Newcastle Act 1989 No 68
8B Size of Council
(1) The Council is to consist of a minimum of 11, and a maximum of 22, members.(2) The total number of members is to be determined from time to time by a resolution passed by at least two-thirds of the members of the Council (the total number of members).(3) The Council is to include the following categories of members:(a) official members,(b) elected members,(c) Council appointed members,(d) Ministerially appointed members.(4) Subject to subsection (6), the number of members (other than official members) in each category is to be prescribed by rules made by the Council (in this Division called the constitution rules).(5) A rule for the purposes of subsection (4) may be made only by a resolution passed by at least two-thirds of the members of the Council.(6) The majority of the total number of members must be external persons.Note.Depending on the circumstances, the Chancellor may be counted as an external person for the purposes of subsection (6).(7) The number of members in any one category of members must not at any time constitute a majority of the total number of members.(8) The Council must give the Minister written notice of the terms of any resolution passed under this section within 7 days after it is passed.