16—State Courts Administrator
(1) There is to be a
State Courts Administrator .
(2) The Administrator
is to be appointed by the Governor for a term, not exceeding five years,
specified in the instrument of appointment (but, on completion of a term of
appointment, is eligible for reappointment).
(3) The Administrator
is to be appointed on terms and conditions determined by the Governor which
must, however, include the following:
Administrator must inform the Council in writing of—
any direct or indirect interest that the Administrator
has or acquires in any business, or in any body corporate carrying on
business, in Australia or elsewhere; or
any other direct or indirect interest that the
Administrator has or acquires that conflicts or may conflict with the
Administrator's duties; and
Administrator must not engage, without the Council's consent, in any other
(4) A person cannot be
appointed as the Administrator unless nominated for appointment by the
(5) The Administrator
cannot be dismissed from office or reduced in status except by or with the
concurrence of the Council.
(7) The Council may
assign an appropriate employee to act as the Administrator—
during a vacancy in the office of Administrator; or
the Administrator is absent from, or unable to discharge, official duties.