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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 13

Termination of appointment of members of the Commission

             (1)  The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of a member of the Commission for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  If a member of the Commission:

                     (a)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (b)  fails to comply with his or her obligations under:

                              (i)  for any member (including the Chairperson)-- 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; or

                             (ii)  for the Chairperson-- section 17 of this Act; or

                     (c)  without the consent of the Minister engages in any paid employment outside the duties of his or her office; or

                     (d)  is absent from duty, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months;

the Governor-General shall terminate the appointment of that member of the Commission.



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