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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 50

Firearms Appeal Tribunal

    (1)     There is established the Firearms Appeal Tribunal.

    (2)     The Tribunal consists of the Chief Judge, or a Local Court Judge nominated by the Chief Judge, who is the Chairperson, and 2 other persons appointed by the Minister of whom:

        (a)     one is to be appointed from a panel of persons nominated by the Commissioner; and

        (b)     one is to be appointed from a panel nominated by the Northern Territory Firearms Council Incorporated.

    (3)     A member of the Tribunal appointed under subsection (2) holds office for the period, not exceeding 3 years, specified in the instrument of appointment, but is eligible for reappointment.

    (4)     Where a member appointed under subsection (2) is unable or may be unable to attend at a hearing of the Tribunal:

        (a)     the Commissioner, in the case of a member appointed from the panel mentioned in subsection (2)(a); and

        (b)     the Northern Territory Firearms Council Incorporated, in the case of a member appointed from the panel mentioned in subsection (2)(b);

may nominate from the panel a person to act in place of the member for the hearing or during the period the member is unable to be present.

    (5)     A member appointed under subsection (2) may resign by written notice signed by the member and given to the Minister.

    (6)     The Minister:

        (a)     may terminate the appointment of a member appointed under subsection (2) for inability, inefficiency, misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity; and

        (b)     is to terminate the appointment of a member appointed under subsection (2) if the member becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of a law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of remuneration for their benefit.

    (7)     A registrar of the Local Court nominated by the Chief Judge is the secretary to the Tribunal.

    (8)     The secretary to the Tribunal is to keep a register in which particulars of appeal proceedings are to be kept.



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