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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 147

Appointment of members of the Advisory Council

             (1)  The members of the Advisory Council are to be appointed by the Minister, by written instrument, on a part-time basis.

Consultation

             (2)  The Minister must consult the host jurisdictions about the appointment of each member of the Advisory Council.

Principal member

             (3)  The Minister must not appoint a person as the Principal Member unless the person is a Board member.

Persons ineligible for appointment

             (4)  A person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the Advisory Council if the person is a member (however described) of:

                     (a)  the Parliament of the Commonwealth or a State; or

                     (b)  the legislature of a Territory; or

                     (c)  a local government authority.

Membership requirements

             (5)  In appointing the members of the Advisory Council, the Minister must:

                     (a)  have regard to the desirability of the membership of the Advisory Council reflecting the diversity of people with disability; and

                     (b)  ensure that all members are persons with skills, experience or knowledge that will help the Advisory Council perform its function; and

                     (c)  ensure that:

                              (i)  a majority of the members are people with disability; and

                             (ii)  at least 2 of the members are carers of people with disability; and

                            (iii)  at least one of the members is a person who has skills, experience or knowledge in relation to disability in rural or regional areas; and

                            (iv)  at least one of the members is a person who has skills, experience or knowledge in the supply of equipment, or the provision of services, to people with disability.

Note:          A particular member may meet one or more of the conditions in subparagraphs (5)(c)(ii), (iii) and (iv).



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