(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may appoint a person to act in the place of a member, including the Chairperson—
(a) if the member is absent or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the duties of the office, during that absence or inability; or
(b) if there is a vacancy in the office of the member, until the vacancy is filled.
(2) The Minister must consult with the relevant nominating organisation before appointing a person to act in the place of a member nominated under section 2.6.6AB.
(3) A person appointed under subsection (1)—
(a) has all the powers and may perform all the duties of the member for whom the person is acting; and
(b) is entitled to the remuneration and allowances (if any) to which the member for whom the person is acting would have been entitled for performing those duties; and
(c) subject to this section, is subject to the same terms and conditions of appointment as the member for whom the person is acting.
S. 2.6.64(4) inserted by No. 31/2018 s. 49.
(4) The Minister may remove or suspend an acting member from office.