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Establishment of Conscientious Objection Tribunals

             (1)  The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette , establish such Conscientious Objection Tribunals as he or she thinks necessary for the purposes of this Part.

             (2)  Each Tribunal is to comprise:

                     (a)  a presiding member; and

                     (b)  2 other members.

             (3)  Members are to be appointed in writing by the Minister and may be appointed as either full-time or part-time members.

             (4)  A person is not to be appointed as a presiding member of a Tribunal unless he or she is a legal practitioner of not less than 7 years standing.

             (5)  A person is not to be appointed as another member of a Tribunal unless the Minister is satisfied that he or she is capable, by reason of training or experience, of ascertaining facts other than by adversarial procedures.

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