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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 566H

Termination of appointment

             (1)  The Agriculture Minister may terminate the appointment of the Inspector-General:

                     (a)  for misbehaviour; or

                     (b)  if the Inspector-General is unable to perform the duties of his or her office because of physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  The Agriculture Minister may terminate the appointment of the Inspector-General if:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General:

                              (i)  becomes bankrupt; or

                             (ii)  takes steps to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

                            (iii)  compounds with one or more of his or her creditors; or

                            (iv)  makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for the benefit of one or more of his or her creditors; or

                     (b)  if the Inspector-General is appointed on a full-time basis--he or she is absent, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or

                     (c)  if the Inspector-General is appointed on a full-time basis--he or she engages, except with the Agriculture Minister's approval, in paid work outside the duties of his or her office (see subsection 566E(1)); or

                     (d)  if the Inspector-General is appointed on a part-time basis--he or she engages in paid work that conflicts or may conflict with the proper performance of his or her duties (see subsection 566E(2)); or

                     (e)  the Inspector-General fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section.



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