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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 687

Appointment of the Fair Work Ombudsman

             (1)  The Fair Work Ombudsman is to be appointed by the Governor-General by written instrument.

             (2)  Before the Governor-General appoints a person as the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Minister must be satisfied that the person:

                     (a)  has suitable qualifications or experience; and

                     (b)  is of good character.

             (3)  The Fair Work Ombudsman holds office on a full-time basis.

             (4)  The Fair Work Ombudsman holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.

Note:          The Fair Work Ombudsman is eligible for reappointment (see subsection 33(4A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).



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