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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 693

Termination of appointment of the Fair Work Ombudsman

             (1)  The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of the Fair Work Ombudsman:

                     (a)  for misbehaviour; or

                     (b)  if the Fair Work Ombudsman is unable to perform the duties of his or her office because of physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  The Governor-General must terminate the appointment of the Fair Work Ombudsman if:

                     (a)  the Fair Work Ombudsman 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 the benefit of his or her creditors; or

                     (b)  the Fair Work Ombudsman is absent, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or

                     (c)  the Fair Work Ombudsman engages, except with the Minister's approval, in paid work outside the duties of his or her office (see section 690); or

                     (d)  the Fair Work Ombudsman 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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