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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 127

Termination of appointment

             (1)  The Minister may terminate the appointment of a member for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a member becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with creditors or makes an assignment of remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (b)  a member fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 125; or

                     (c)  a member, being the Chairperson:

                              (i)  engages, except with the approval of the Minister, in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office; or

                             (ii)  is absent from duty, except on leave of absence granted by the Minister, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or

                     (d)  a member, other than the Chairperson:

                              (i)  engages in any paid employment that, in the Minister's opinion, conflicts with the proper performance of the member's functions; or

                             (ii)  is absent, except on leave of absence granted under subsection 120(2), from 3 consecutive meetings of the Board;

the Minister may terminate the appointment of the member.

Note:          The appointment of a member may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).



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