223 Termination of appointment of Gambling Commissioner

(1)

The appointment of a Gambling Commissioner (including the Chief Gambling Commissioner) may be terminated by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for any reason justifying removal, including—

(a)

the inability or incapacity to perform; or

(b)

neglect; or

(c)

misconduct; or

(d)

bankruptcy; or

(e)

the non-disclosure of information under section 222; or

(f)

an interest, other appointment or conviction disclosed under section 222(4).

(2)

Before recommending termination, the Minister must give the Gambling Commissioner the reasons for the proposed termination and a reasonable opportunity to be heard and to make submissions.

(3)

The Minister must advise the Gambling Commissioner and give him or her reasons in writing for the termination.

(4)

A Gambling Commissioner may resign by writing to the Minister.

(5)

No compensation is payable to a Gambling Commissioner for termination of appointment or for loss of office.