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Appointment of Victorian Commissioner

    (1)     The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Attorney-General, may appoint a person as Victorian Commissioner.

    (2)     The Attorney-General must only recommend a person for appointment as Victorian Commissioner if—

        (a)     the person has been approved by the Victorian Legal Services Board for recommendation for appointment; and

        (b)     the Attorney-General considers that the person has sufficient knowledge of legal practice and the legal system to be able to perform the functions of Victorian Commissioner.

    (3)     The Victorian Commissioner holds office, subject to this Act, for a term of 5 years from the date of appointment, specified in the instrument of appointment, and is eligible for reappointment.

    (4)     A person must not be appointed to the position of Victorian Commissioner for terms, whether consecutive or non-consecutive, that exceed 10 years in total.

    (5)     The Victorian Commissioner is entitled to receive the remuneration and allowances that are fixed from time to time by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Victorian Legal Services Board.

    (6)     The Public Administration Act 2004 does not apply to the Victorian Commissioner, except as provided by section 16 of that Act.

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