(1) There will be such panels of assessors as may be necessary for the purposes of any relevant Act.
(2) An assessor will be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister.
(3) An assessor must be a person who, in the opinion of the Minister, is qualified, by reason of his or her knowledge, expertise and experience, to provide specialist knowledge in a field or fields in which the Tribunal exercises jurisdiction (after taking into account the provisions of any relevant Act).
(4) The Minister must consult with the President of the Tribunal before making a recommendation under subsection (2).
(5) An assessor will be appointed for a term of office, not exceeding 5 years, specified in the instrument of appointment and is eligible for reappointment at the expiration of a term of office.
(6) An assessor is appointed on conditions specified in the instrument of appointment.
(7) An assessor will sit on a sessional basis.
(8) Subject to the conditions of appointment, an assessor may perform work outside the Tribunal.
(9) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Minister, remove an assessor from office for—
(a) mental or physical incapacity to carry out official duties satisfactorily; or
(b) neglect of duty; or
(c) dishonourable conduct.
(10) A person ceases to be an assessor if the person—
(a) dies; or
(b) completes a term of office and is not reappointed; or
(c) resigns by written notice to the Minister; or
(d) ceases to satisfy any qualification by virtue of which the person was eligible for appointment to the Tribunal; or
(e) is removed from office under subsection (9).
(11) The Minister must consult with the President of the Tribunal before making a recommendation under subsection (9).
(12) The Governor may make appointments from time to time for the purpose of maintaining or increasing the membership of panels established under this section.
Division 4—Constitution of Tribunal and its decision-making processes