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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 96

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

             (1)  There shall be a Sex Discrimination Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the Governor-General.

             (2)  A person must not be appointed under subsection (1) as the Sex Discrimination Commissioner unless the Minister is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person has appropriate qualifications, knowledge or experience; and

                     (b)  the selection of the person for the appointment is the result of a process that:

                              (i)  was merit-based; and

                             (ii)  included public advertising of the position.

             (3)  Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply in relation to the reappointment of a person who, immediately before the start of the period of reappointment, holds office as the Sex Discrimination Commissioner under a previous appointment under subsection (1).



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