University of Newcastle Act 1989 No 68
9 Term of office
(1) Subject to this Act, a member of the Council holds office as follows:(a) in the case of an official member, while the member holds the office by virtue of which he or she is a member,(b) in the case of a Ministerially appointed member or Council appointed member, for such term (not exceeding 4 years) as may be specified in the member’s instrument of appointment,(c) in the case of an elected member other than an elected (graduate) member, for such term (not exceeding 2 years) as may be prescribed by the by-laws,(d) in the case of an elected (graduate) member, for such term (not exceeding 4 years) as may be prescribed by the by-laws.(2) The need to maintain an appropriate balance of experienced and new members on the Council must be taken into account:(a) by the Council, when making the by-laws required under this section, and(b) by the Minister and the Council, when appointing members to the Council.(3) A person must not be appointed or elected to serve more than 12 consecutive years of office (unless the Council otherwise resolves in relation to the person).