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Suspension of appointment

             (1)  The Minister may, by notice in writing, suspend the appointment of the CEO if the Minister is of the opinion:

                     (a)  that the performance of the CEO has been unsatisfactory; or

                     (b)  that the CEO should be suspended while allegations of misbehaviour against the CEO are investigated.

          (1A)  However, the Minister must not suspend the appointment of the CEO unless the Minister has:

                     (a)  asked the Board for its advice in relation to the proposed suspension; and

                     (b)  considered the Board's advice.

             (2)  The Minister must specify in the notice whether the suspension is with or without remuneration and allowances.

             (3)  The appointment is suspended for such period (not exceeding 3 months) as the Minister considers appropriate in all of the circumstances. That period must be specified in the notice.

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