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Terms and conditions of office of members

    (1)     A member holds office for the term, not exceeding 3 years, that is specified in the instrument of appointment and is eligible for re-appointment.

    (2)     The office of a member becomes vacant if—

        (a)     the member becomes bankrupt; or

        (b)     the member is found guilty of an offence which is or which would, if committed in Victoria, be an indictable offence; or

        (c)     the member is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Council without the Chairperson's leave or in the case of the Chairperson, without the Minister's leave.

    (3)     A member must, in the exercise of his or her functions—

        (a)     act honestly; and

        (b)     exercise reasonable care and diligence; and

        (c)     not make improper use of any information acquired as a member of a Council; and

        (d)     disclose to the Council any conflict of interest or duties.

    (4)     A member may resign his or her office in writing delivered to the Minister.

    (5)     The Minister may remove or suspend a member from office.

    (6)     A member, other than a person who holds a statutory office within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 , is employed in the public service or the teaching service or with a statutory authority, and whose travelling and personal expenses are met through that position, is entitled to be paid allowances for travelling and personal expenses at the rates and on the conditions applicable to employees of the public service.

    (7)     A member is appointed subject to any other terms and conditions that are specified in the instrument of appointment and that are not inconsistent with this Act.

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