(1) A State/Territory AER member is to be appointed by the Governor-General by written instrument, on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Note: A State/Territory AER member is also taken to be an associate member of the Commission: see section 8AB.
(2) A State/Territory AER member holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.
(3) A person is not eligible for appointment as a State/Territory AER member unless the person, being a person who has knowledge of, or experience in, industry, commerce, economics, law, consumer protection or public administration, has been nominated for appointment in accordance with the Australian Energy Market Agreement.