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QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ACT 2009 - SECT 180

Acting president

180 Acting president

(1) If there is a vacancy in the office of president or the president is absent or for any other reason is unable to perform the functions of the office, the Minister may appoint a person to act as president for a period of not more than 6 months.
(2) An appointment under this section must be made in writing.
(3) The Minister may appoint only the deputy president or a Supreme Court judge to act as president.
(4) However, despite section 181 (5) (b) , the Minister can not appoint a senior member acting as the deputy president to act as president.
(5) The Minister must consult the Chief Justice before appointing a Supreme Court judge to act as president.
(6) A person appointed to act as president—
(a) has all the functions of the president; and
(b) is taken to be the president for all purposes relating to this Act or an enabling Act.
(7) Without limiting subsection (6)
(a) section 175 (4) to (6) applies to a Supreme Court judge acting as president as if the judge were the president; and
(b) sections 178 and 179 apply to a person acting as president as if the person were the president.
(8) If the deputy president is appointed to act as president, for the period of the acting the deputy president is entitled to be paid the remuneration and allowances payable to a Supreme Court judge.
(9) A person appointed to act as president may be appointed to act as president for a further period—
(a) by the Minister, if the appointment is continuous on 1 or more of the person’s previous appointments as acting president and the total period of continuous appointments is not more than 6 months; or
(b) by the Governor in Council in other circumstances.
(10) The Governor in Council may at any time cancel the appointment of a person to act as president.



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