(1) The Minister may appoint an AER member to act as the AER Chair:
(a) during a vacancy in the office of the AER Chair, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the AER Chair 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 AER Chair ceases to be an AER member, then the appointment to act as the AER Chair also ceases.