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Acting appointment of Commonwealth AER member

  (1)   The Minister may, by written instrument, appoint a person to act as a Commonwealth AER member:

  (a)   during a vacancy in the office of Commonwealth AER member, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or

  (b)   during any period, or during all periods, when the Commonwealth AER member:

  (i)   is absent from duty or from Australia; or

  (ii)   is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

Note:   For rules that apply to acting appointments, see sections   33AB and 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

  (2)   A person is not eligible for appointment to act as a Commonwealth AER member unless the person has knowledge of, or experience in, industry, commerce, economics, law, consumer protection or public administration.

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