District Court Act 2016

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29 Removal

(1)

The Governor-General may, on the advice of the Attorney-General, remove a Judge from office on the grounds of inability or misbehaviour.

(2)

To avoid doubt, a Judge may be removed under subsection (1) for inability or misbehaviour related to the exercise, contemplated by section 22(a), of the judicial authority conferred on a coroner by the Coroners Act 2006.

(3)

The removal of a Judge may be initiated in accordance with sections 33 and 34 of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act 2004.

(4)

A Judge may not be removed from office except under this section.

Compare: 1947 No 16 s 7(1), (1A)