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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 629

Period of appointment of FWC Members

President, Vice Presidents, Deputy Presidents and Commissioners

             (1)  The President, a Vice President, a Deputy President or a Commissioner holds office until the earliest of the following:

                     (a)  he or she attains the age of 65 years;

                     (b)  he or she resigns or the appointment is terminated under this Part.

Members of a prescribed State industrial authority

             (2)  Despite subsection (1), a person who is a member of a prescribed State industrial authority may be appointed as a Deputy President or Commissioner for a period specified in the instrument of appointment.

Note:          A member of a prescribed State industrial authority may hold office as a Deputy President or Commissioner (see section 631).

             (3)  If a person is so appointed, the person holds office as Deputy President or Commissioner until the earliest of the following:

                     (a)  the specified period ends;

                     (b)  the person ceases to be a member of the prescribed State industrial authority;

                     (c)  the person resigns or the appointment is terminated under this Part.

Expert Panel Members

             (4)  An Expert Panel Member holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.

Note:          An Expert Panel Member is eligible for reappointment (see subsection 33(4A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).



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