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Termination of appointment

             (1)  The Governor-General may terminate the Chief Executive Officer's appointment for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

             (2)  If the Chief Executive Officer:

                     (a)  becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit; or

                     (b)  contravenes section 89M without reasonable excuse; or

                     (c)  is absent from 3 consecutive meetings of the Commission, or is absent from duty for 14 consecutive days, or for 28 days in any period of 12 months, except on leave of absence; or

                     (d)  engages in paid employment outside the duties of his or her office without the Minister's approval;

the Governor-General is to terminate the Chief Executive Officer's appointment by notice in the Gazette .

Note:          The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer may also be terminated under section 30 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with terminating the appointment of an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, for contravening general duties of officials).

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