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GTTAC members and advisers — termination of appointment

(1) The Minister may terminate the appointment of a member of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee, or an expert adviser, for misbehaviour (including failure to disclose an interest) or physical or mental incapacity:

in the case of the chairperson of the Committee — with the agreement of a majority of jurisdictions; or

in any other case — on the initiative of the Minister.

The Minister must terminate a member's appointment 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

fails to fulfil his or her obligations, as a member, in enabling the Committee to comply with section 101 of the Act; or

fails to attend for 3 consecutive attendance days of the Committee, except with leave of absence granted under regulation 22.

Under section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 , a decision-maker must give to persons whose interests are affected by the making of the decision, notice of the decision and of their right to have the decision reviewed. In notifying such a person, the decision-maker must have regard to the Code of Practice determined under section 27B of that Act (see Gazette No. S 432, 7 December 1994), which is accessible on the Internet at:

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