26 Membership of Authority

(1)

The board of the Authority consists of 4 members, 1 of whom must be appointed as Chairperson.

(1A)

One of the members appointed under subsection (1) shall be appointed after consultation by the Minister with such representatives of the broadcasting industry as the Minister thinks fit.

(1B)

One of the members appointed under subsection (1) shall be appointed after consultation by the Minister with such representatives of public interest groups in relation to broadcasting as the Minister thinks fit.

(2)

The person appointed to be Chairperson of the Authority shall be a barrister or solicitor of not less than 7 years’ practice of the High Court, whether or not the person holds or has held judicial office.

(3)

Despite clause 9 of Schedule 5 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, a quorum for a meeting of the board of the Authority is 3 members.

(4)

For the purposes of any matter before the Authority, the Authority may co-opt any 1 or more persons whose qualifications or experience are likely, in the opinion of the Authority, to be of assistance to the Authority in dealing with that matter.

(5)

Every person co-opted under this section for the purposes of any matter shall be entitled to take part in the Authority’s proceedings in relation to that matter, but shall not be entitled to vote thereon.

(6)

Where any person co-opted under this section fails to exercise, in relation to any matter, any right conferred on that person by subsection (5), that failure shall not affect the validity of any meeting, hearing, or other proceeding of the Authority in respect of that matter.

(7)

[Repealed]

Compare: 1976 No 132 s 61(1), (2), (3), (9), (10), (11), (12); 1982 No 6 s 7(2)

Section 26(1): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 26(1A): inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 10(1) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 53).

Section 26(1B): inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 10(1) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 53).

Section 26(3): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 26(7): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).