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LIBRARIES ACT 1988 - SECT 23

Terms and conditions of appointment

S. 23(1) amended by No. 61/1996 s. 16(1)(a).

    (1)     A member of the Board holds office for the period, not exceeding 3 years, specified in the instrument of appointment and, subject to subsection (2), is eligible for re-appointment.

S. 23(2) substituted by No. 7/1992 s. 8,
amended by No. 61/1996 s. 16(1)(b).

    (2)     A person who has been a member of the Board for 9 consecutive years ceases to hold office and is not eligible for re-appointment unless—

        (a)     the person is, or immediately before the expiry of the ninth consecutive year the person was, the President; or

S. 23(2)(b) amended by No. 61/1996 s. 16(1)(b).

        (b)     a period of 3 years or more has elapsed since the person last was a member of the Board.

S. 23(3) amended by No. 61/1996 s. 16(1)(c).

    (3)     The Governor in Council may at any time remove a member of the Board from office.

S. 23(4) repealed by No. 42/1995 s. 224(Sch. 2 item 22.2(a)).

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S. 23(5) amended by No. 61/1996 s. 16(1)(d)(i).

    (5)     The office of a member of the Board becomes vacant—

        (a)     if the member 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 their benefit; or

S. 23(5)(b) amended by Nos 42/1995 s. 224(Sch. 2 item 22.2(b)), 61/1996 s. 16(1)(d)(i)(ii).

        (b)     if the member is wilfully absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without the leave of the Board;

S. 23(5)(c) repealed by No. 42/1995 s. 224(Sch. 2 item 22.2(c)).

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    (6)     A member may resign his or her office in writing given to the Governor in Council.

S. 23(7) substituted by No. 61/1996 s. 16(2), amended by No. 46/1998 s. 7(Sch. 1), substituted by Nos 108/2004 s. 117(1) (Sch. 3 item 114), 80/2006 s. 26(Sch. item 60).

    (7)     The Public Administration Act 2004 (other than Part 3 of that Act) applies to a member of the Board in respect of the office of member.

S. 23(8) substituted by No. 61/1996 s. 16(3).

    (8)     A member of the Board is entitled to be paid any remuneration or travelling or other allowances fixed for that member from time to time by the Governor in Council.

    (9)     A member is appointed subject to any other terms and conditions that are specified in the instrument of appointment.

S. 23(10) inserted by No. 29/1994 s. 69, repealed by No. 61/1996 s. 16(4).

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S. 24 amended by Nos 29/1994 s. 68(2), 61/1996 s. 17.



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