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Period of appointment

General rule

             (1)  Subject to this section, an appointed member shall be appointed for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as the Governor-General specifies in the instrument of his or her appointment, but is eligible for re-appointment.

Special rule--appointment for a particular project

             (2)  An instrument of appointment of a person as an appointed member may state that the person is appointed for the purposes of a particular project specified in the instrument that is being, or is to be, undertaken by the Council.

             (3)  If an instrument of appointment of a person contains a statement as mentioned in subsection (2), subsection (1) does not apply to the appointment but:

                     (a)  the person is to be appointed for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is specified in the instrument of appointment; and

                     (b)  the person is to take part in the project and has the rights of a member only for the purposes of taking part in the project; and

                     (c)  the Governor-General may at any time, by writing, terminate the appointment; and

                     (d)  if the appointment has not previously ended under paragraph (a) or under section 54 or 55 or been terminated under paragraph (c), it ends when the President of the Council certifies in writing that the Council has finished the project; and

                     (e)  when the appointment ends or is terminated, the person is eligible for reappointment, whether for the purpose of taking part in the same project or another project or otherwise.

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