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Consultative Councils

    (1)     For the purposes of this Act and any other Act conferring powers or imposing functions on the Minister or the Secretary, the Minister by Order may—

        (a)     establish a Consultative Council as the Minister considers appropriate in respect of the matters and functions that the Minister determines and specifies in the Order;

        (b)     appoint a Board, Commission or other body established by or under an Act or a Committee of the Board, Commission or other body to be a Consultative Council.

    (2)     A Consultative Council established by Order under subsection (1)(a) is to consist of the number of members specified in the Order.

    (3)     The Minister by Order may appoint the members of a Consultative Council established under subsection (1)(a).

    (4)     Of the members appointed by Order under subsection (3)—

        (a)     one must be appointed as the Chairperson;

        (b)     one may be appointed as the Deputy Chairperson;

        (c)     the majority must be persons with special knowledge in the matters specified for that Consultative Council in the Order establishing the Consultative Council.

    (5)     A member appointed under subsection (3)—

        (a)     holds office for the period, not exceeding 3 years, specified in the Order but is eligible for re-appointment;

        (b)     may resign from the office of member by writing signed and delivered to the Minister;

        (c)     may be removed from office by the Minister;

        (d)     is not in respect of the office of member subject to the Public Administration Act 2004 (other than Part 5 of that Act).

    (6)     An Order under this section must be published in the Government Gazette.

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