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Single member may conduct Tribunal's business

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the President may:

                     (a)  if a person referred to in subsection 58K(9) requests the President to do so and the President considers it appropriate; or

                     (b)  in any case, on the President's initiative;

direct, in writing, that a member of the Tribunal specified in the direction is to conduct the Tribunal's business in relation to any matter that is specified in the direction, being a matter that is being, or is to be, dealt with by the Tribunal.

             (2)  The President must not, in a direction made under subsection (1), direct that a single member is to deal with a request made under subsection 58KC(1).

             (3)  The President may, at any time, in writing, terminate a direction made under subsection (1).

             (4)  Where a single member is conducting the Tribunal's business in relation to a matter:

                     (a)  the single member may exercise any powers or perform any functions of the Tribunal in relation to that matter; and

                     (b)  any act of the single member in relation to that matter is taken to be an act of the Tribunal.

             (5)  In this section, a reference to a matter that is being, or is to be, dealt with by the Tribunal includes a reference to any part of such a matter.

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