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Act No. 105 of 1984 as made
An Act relating to the status and rights of the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart, the present Chairman of the National Crime Authority
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 15 Oct 1984

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National Crime Authority (Status and Rights of Chairman) Act 1984

No. 105 of 1984

 

An Act relating to the status and rights of the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart, the present Chairman of the National Crime Authority

[Assented to 15 October 1984]

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the National Crime Authority (Status and Rights of Chairman) Act 1984.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Interpretation

3. In this Act—

“office under the Commonwealth” includes—

(a) an office established by, or an appointment made under, a law of the Commonwealth or a law of a Territory other than the Northern Territory;

(b) an appointment made by the Governor-General or a Minister otherwise than under such a law;


(c) an office or appointment in the service or employment of a corporation established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth or a law of a Territory other than the Northern Territory;

(d) an appointment as a director of an incorporated company over which the Commonwealth is in a position to exercise control; or

(e) an office or appointment in the service or employment of such an incorporated company;

“remuneration” includes any expenses of office allowance, annual allowance or other allowance in the nature of remuneration;

“retirement” has the same meaning as in the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968.

Application

4. This Act applies in relation to the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart, being the person holding office at the commencement of this Act as the Chairman of the National Crime Authority, but so applies only if he has, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, resigned his office as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Status

5. The Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart shall—

(a) during the period of his service in the office of Chairman of the National Crime Authority; and

(b) during any period of service by him in another full-time office under the Commonwealth that is declared by the Governor-General by notice published in the Gazette to be an office to which this section applies,

have the same designation, rank, status and precedence as a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Remuneration and allowances

6. (1) Section 38 of the National Crime Authority Act 1984 does not apply in relation to the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart but he shall be paid—

(a) in respect of his holding the office of Chairman of the National Crime Authority—the same remuneration as is payable from time to time to a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in respect of the holding of an office of Judge of that Court; and

(b) in respect of expenses of travel in the performance of his duties as the Chairman of the Authority—such allowances as would be payable to him if this Act had not been enacted.

(2) Payments of remuneration and allowances under sub-section (1) shall be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.


Leave and other conditions of service

7. (1) Notwithstanding section 40 of the National Crime Authority Act 1984, during the term of office of the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart as Chairman of the National Crime Authority, the conditions of service (including entitlement to leave) applicable to him shall be, mutatis mutandis, the same as those applicable to a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

(2) At the expiration of the term of office of the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart as Chairman of the National Crime Authority—

(a) subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), he is entitled to long leave under the arrangements applicable for long leave for Judges of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory;

(b) for the purpose of determining his entitlement, the periods of his service as Chairman of that Authority, as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and as a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales shall be deemed to have been periods of service as a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory; and

(c) he is not entitled to long leave under those arrangements in respect of any period of service referred to in paragraph (b) in respect of which he has received a payment under section 4 of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 as that section has effect by virtue of sub-section (4) of this section.

(3) During any period of long leave that is taken by the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart in accordance with his entitlement under sub-section (2) in respect of a period of service referred to in that sub-section, he shall be paid remuneration at the rate at which remuneration is payable during that period to a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in respect of the holding of an office of Judge of that Court.

(4) If the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart becomes entitled to a payment under section 4 of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 at a time when he holds a full-time office under the Commonwealth—

(a) the making of the payment shall be deferred until he has ceased to hold such an office;

(b) his qualifying service for the purpose of calculating the amount payable shall not include any period of service in respect of which he took long leave after becoming entitled to the payment;

(c) the amount payable shall be calculated as if the annual rate of salary that was payable to him immediately before his retirement or death was the annual rate of salary that was payable to a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales at the time when the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart ceased to hold a full-time office under the Commonwealth; and


(d) if he ceased to hold a full-time office under the Commonwealth as mentioned in paragraph (a) by reason of his death, sub-sections 5 (2), (3) and (4) of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 apply in respect of him as if he had been a Judge within the meaning of that Act at the time of his death.

Application of Judges’ Pensions Act

8. The application in relation to the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968 is subject to the following provisions of this section:

(a) service by him as Chairman of the National Crime Authority, whether the service took place before, or takes place after, the commencement of this Act, shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968, to have been, or to be, service as a Judge;

(b) upon his death or retirement, the appropriate current judicial salary in relation to him for the purposes of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968 shall be deemed to be the salary from time to time payable to a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales;

(c) for the purposes of paragraph 6 (2d) (a) of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968, he shall be deemed to be a Judge who is to cease to hold office as a Judge upon his attaining a particular age, being the age that will be attained by him at the expiration of the period of his appointment as Chairman of the National Crime Authority; and

(d) if, during any period after his retirement, he holds, or performs the duties of, a full-time office under the Commonwealth, pension is not payable to him under the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968 in respect of that period.

Modification of Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act

9. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975—

(a) the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart may be appointed under that Act to hold office as a full-time Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and may be so appointed notwithstanding that he holds the office of Chairman of the National Crime Authority; and

(b) if he is so appointed, he shall be paid the same remuneration as is payable to a Deputy President who is not a Judge within the meaning of that Act.

(2) If the Honourable Donald Gerard Stewart is appointed to hold office as a full-time Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by an appointment that takes effect at a time when he holds the office of Chairman of the National Crime Authority, he is not entitled to receive any remuneration in respect of his holding the first-mentioned office except to the extent (if any) to which the remuneration that, but for this sub-section, would be payable to him in respect of his holding the first-mentioned office exceeds the remuneration payable to him in respect of his holding the second-mentioned office.