Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill

  • enacted
93 New sections 103A and 103B inserted

After section 103, insert:

103A Orderly and efficient operation

The Chairperson of the Tribunal is responsible for making such arrangements as are practicable to ensure that, in relation to the work of the Tribunal, the Chairperson, each Deputy Chairperson and each member of the panel performs their functions—

(a)

in an orderly and efficient manner; and

(b)

in a way that achieves the purposes of this Act or any other enactment.

103B Powers of Chairperson to direct constitution of Tribunal

(1)

The Chairperson of the Tribunal may direct, for the purposes of any particular proceedings, that the Tribunal be constituted by—

(a)

the Chairperson; and

(b)

a Deputy Chairperson; and

(c)

two panel members.

(2)

The Chairperson of the Tribunal may give a direction under subsection (1) if he or she is satisfied that—

(a)

the proceedings are unusually complex or difficult; or

(b)

it is desirable for training purposes that the Tribunal be constituted in this way.