221 Membership

(1)

The Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the Minister, appoint up to 5 Gambling Commissioners.

(2)

The Governor-General may, on the recommendation of the Minister, appoint 1 Gambling Commissioner as the Chief Gambling Commissioner.

(3)

A Gambling Commissioner is appointed for a term of up to 3 years as specified in the instrument of appointment.

(4)

A Gambling Commissioner may be reappointed.

(5)

A person appointed as a Gambling Commissioner may hold that office concurrently with other appointments.

(6)

No function or decision of the Gambling Commission is invalidated because—

(a)

a Gambling Commissioner did not meet the requirements of section 222; or

(b)

there was a defect in the appointment or reappointment of a Gambling Commissioner; or

(c)

there is a vacancy in the membership of the Gambling Commission.

(7)

Unless the Gambling Commissioner sooner vacates office under section 223, a Gambling Commissioner continues in office until a successor is appointed, despite the expiry of the Gambling Commissioner’s term of office.

(8)

A Gambling Commissioner is not employed in the Government service for the purposes of the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 or the State services for the purposes of the State Sector Act 1988 only because the person is a Gambling Commissioner.