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Appointment of the deputy president

176 Appointment of the deputy president

(1) The deputy president must be a District Court judge who is recommended for appointment by the Minister after consultation with the Chief Judge.
(2) Subject to this Act, the deputy president holds office for the period, of at least 3 years but not more than 5 years, stated in the deputy president’s instrument of appointment.
(3) A person appointed as deputy president may be appointed as deputy president for a further period if—
(a) the term of the appointment is at least 3 years, but not more than 5 years, and does not immediately follow the person’s previous appointment as deputy president; or
(b) the appointment is continuous on 1 or more of the person’s previous appointments as deputy president and the total period of the continuous appointments is not more than 5 years.
(4) The appointment of a District Court judge as deputy president does not affect any of the following—
(a) the judge’s tenure of office or status as a judge;
(b) the payment of the judge’s salary or allowances as a judge;
(c) any other right or privilege the judge has as a judge.
(5) Service in the office of deputy president is taken, for all purposes, to be service as a District Court judge.
(6) Nothing in this Act prevents a person who holds office as deputy president from doing anything in the person’s capacity as a District Court judge.

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