223 Termination of appointment of Gambling Commissioner


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—


the inability or incapacity to perform; or


neglect; or


misconduct; or


bankruptcy; or


the non-disclosure of information under section 222; or


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


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.


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


A Gambling Commissioner may resign by writing to the Minister.


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