Schedule 14: added, on 23 July 1990, by section 47 of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).
(1) The Committee shall meet as and when the Vice-Chancellors consider appropriate.
(2) If the Vice-Chancellor of a university is unable to attend a meeting, a person nominated by that Vice-Chancellor may attend in place of that Vice-Chancellor and, when so attending, shall be deemed to be the Vice-Chancellor of that university.
(3) The Committee shall appoint a member to be the Chairperson of the Committee.
(4) The Chairperson holds office as Chairperson, subject to this clause, for such period as the Committee determines.
(5) The Chairperson ceases to hold office as Chairperson if he or she—
(a) ceases to be a member; or
(b) tells the members at a meeting of the Committee or otherwise that he or she resigns from office as Chairperson.
(6) The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings at which he or she is present.
(7) If the Chairperson is not present at a meeting, the members present shall appoint one of their number to preside at that meeting.
(8) Subject to this clause, the Committee may determine its own procedures.
The Councils of the universities are responsible for providing a secretary and other staff to assist the Committee in the performance of its functions and for paying the remuneration and allowances of those staff and meeting any other costs and expenses of the Committee.
(1) The Committee may, in writing under its common seal, authorise any member or members, or any member or members of the staff of the Committee, to execute documents, or documents of a specified class or description, or specified documents, on the Committee's behalf.
(2) Subject to subclause (6), an authority under subclause (1) may be given unconditionally, or subject to any conditions the Committee thinks fit.
(3) The Committee's common seal shall not be affixed to any document except—
(a) pursuant to a resolution of the Committee; or
(b) by virtue of, and in accordance with, an authority under subclause (1).
(4) The affixing of the Committee's common seal pursuant to a resolution of the Committee shall be countersigned by at least 2 members.
(5) The affixing of the Committee's common seal by virtue of an authority under subclause (1) shall be countersigned in accordance with the authority.
(6) An authority under subclause (1) shall provide for the affixing of the Committee's common seal to be countersigned by at least 2 people.
(7) The affixing of the Committee's common seal on a document is conclusive proof of the authority of the people who affixed it to do so.
No member, or member of the staff, of the Committee is personally liable for any act done or omitted by the member, or members of the staff, or by the Committee—
(a) in good faith; and
(b) in pursuance or intended pursuance of the Committee's functions.
(1) The Committee may from time to time establish and abolish sub-committees.
(2) A sub-committee may include people who are members of the Committee, people who are not, or both.
(3) Every sub-committee shall appoint a person to preside at its meetings.
(4) If the person so appointed is not present at a meeting of the sub-committee, the members of the sub-committee present shall appoint one of their number to preside at that meeting.
(5) Subject to this clause, a sub-committee may determine its own procedures.
(1) The Committee may delegate to any of its sub-committees or members, or any member of its staff, any of its powers under this Act or any other enactment.
(2) Every delegation shall be made in writing.
(3) Every delegation is revocable at will in writing.
(4) No delegation prevents or affects the exercise of any power by the Committee.
(5) No delegation affects the Committee's responsibility for the actions of a sub-committee, member, or member of its staff, acting under it.
(6) Delegations may be made subject to instructions or conditions.
(7) Delegations may be made generally, or in relation to a particular case or cases of a particular class or description.
(8) A delegation continues in force until revoked.
(9) In the absence of proof to the contrary, a sub-committee, a member, or a member of the staff of the Committee, purporting to act under a delegation shall be deemed to be acting in accordance with its terms.
The Committee may borrow money for the purposes only of any trust of which the Committee is a trustee.
(1) The Committee may establish, maintain and operate bank accounts at any registered bank.
(2) As soon as is practicable after receiving any money, the Committee shall pay it into one or other of its bank accounts.
(3) The Committee shall properly authorise every withdrawal and payment of money from any of its bank accounts.
Subject to any other enactment, the Committee may invest any of its money in any manner in which the Treasury may invest public money under section 65I(1) and (2) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Schedule 14 clause 9: amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).
(1) As soon as is practicable after the end of every financial year, the Committee shall give to the Minister a report on its operations for the year.
(2) The Committee must include in every annual report of the Committee the financial statements and statement of service performance prepared by the Committee, in accordance with sections 153 to 156 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, in respect of the financial year to which the report relates, together with the audit report and the statement of responsibility under section 155 of that Act relating to those financial statements.
(3) The Minister must present a copy of the report to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 150 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.
Schedule 14 clause 10(2): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).
Schedule 14 clause 10(3): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).