(1) The Chairperson may appoint a member of the Commission to act as the Commonwealth AER member:
(a) during a vacancy in the office of Commonwealth AER member, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the Commonwealth AER member is absent from duty or from Australia, or is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.
Note: For rules that apply to acting appointments, see section 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .
(2) If a person acting as the Commonwealth AER member ceases to be a member of the Commission, then the appointment to act as the Commonwealth AER member also ceases.