Human Rights Amendment Act 2016

13 New section 16 substituted

Section 16 is repealed and the following section substituted:

16 Additional functions of Commissioner appointed or designated to lead work of Commission in priority areas

(1)

A Commissioner who is appointed or designated to lead the work of the Commission in a priority area under section 8(1A) or (1B) has the following additional functions:

(a)

to lead discussions of the Commission in relation to that priority area of work:

(b)

to provide advice and leadership on matters in that priority area of work that arise in the course of activities undertaken in the performance of the Commission’s functions, both when engaging in those activities and when consulted:

(c)

to contribute to the public debate on matters in that priority area of work:

(d)

any other functions or duties conferred or imposed upon him or her by or under this Act or any other enactment.

(2)

However, the exercise by a Commissioner of the functions stated in subsection (1) is subject to directions given by the Chief Commissioner in the exercise of his or her responsibilities under section 15(b), (c), and (d).