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Australian National University Act 1946

Act No. 22 of 1946 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 2 of 1989
Registered 18 Nov 2009
Start Date 06 Jan 1989
End Date 01 Jan 1992
Date of repeal 01 Jan 1992
Repealed by Australian National University Act 1991

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 [Note: This Act is "repealed" by Act No. 131 of 1991]
(#DATE 30:09:1990)

Compilation Information

- Reprinted as at 30 September 1990
*1*The Australian National University Act 1946 as shown in this reprint comprises Act No. 22, 1946 amended as indicated in the Tables below.
Table of Acts
Act
Number Date Date of Application,
and year of Assent commencement saving or
transitional
provisions
Australian National University Act 1946
22, 1946 1 Aug 1946 7 Feb 1947 (see Gazette 1947,
p. 285)
Australian National University Act 1947
21, 1947 10 June 10 June 1947 -
1947
Australian National University Act (No. 2) 1947
56, 1947 25 Nov 1947 23 Dec 1947 -
Australian National University Act 1960 (b)
3, 1960 8 Apr 1960 Parts I and III (ss. 1-3 Ss.20 and
and 20-29): Royal Assent 24-26
Part II (ss. 4-19): 30 Sept Ss. 21-23
1960 (see Gazette 1960, p. 2979) and 27-29
(rep. by 108,
1965, s. 10)
as amended by
108, 1965 18 Dec 1965 18 Dec 1965 -
Australian National University Act 1963
9, 1963 21 May 1963 18 June 1963 -
Australian National University Act 1965
108, 1965 18 Dec 1965 18 Dec 1965 Ss. 2, 5 (2)
and 10 (2)
Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966
93, 1966 29 Oct 1966 1 Dec 1966 -
Australian National University Act 1967
65, 1967 24 Oct 1967 24 Oct 1967 -
Australian National University Act 1971
1, 1971 2 Mar 1971 2 Mar 1971 S. 9
Australian National University Act 1973
96, 1973 6 Sept 1973 6 Sept 1973 -
Statute Law Revision Act 1973
216, 1973 19 Dec 1973 31 Dec 1973 Ss. 9 (1) and
10
as amended by 20, 1974 25 July 31 Dec 1973 S. 6 (1)
1974
Australian National University Act 1975
94, 1975 2 Sept 1975 2 Sept 1975 Ss. 3 (2),
(3), 4 (2)
and 5 (2)
Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1978
36, 1978 12 June 12 June 1978 S. 8
1978
Australian National University Amendment Act 1979
190, 1979 6 Dec 1979 Ss. 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, S. 22
15 (2), 21 and 22 (1)-(3):
Royal Assent
Ss. 16-20: 1 Jan 1980
Remainder: 31 Aug 1980 (see
Gazette 1980, No. G34,
p. 2)
Australian National University Amendment Act 1981
106, 1981 24 June 24 June 1981 -
1981
Australian National University Amendment Act (No. 2) 1981
166, 1981 26 Nov 1981 26 Nov 1981 -
Commonwealth Banks Amendment Act 1984
76, 1984 25 June 29 June 1984 (see Gazette -
1984 No. S241)
Australian National University Amendment Act 1984
95, 1984 8 Oct 1984 Ss. 18 and 23: 1 Jan 1985 -
S. 19: 1 July 1985
Remainder: Royal Assent
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.1) 1985
65, 1985 5 June 1985 S. 3: July 1985 (a) -
Commonwealth Education Institutions (Overseas Students) Amendment Act
1985
161, 1985 11 Dec 1985 1 Oct 1986 (see Gazette 1986, -
No. S495)
Australian National University Amendment Act 1986
135, 1986 9 Dec 1986 6 Jan 1987 -
Australian National University Amendment Act 1987
128, 1987 16 Dec 1987 Ss. 1 and 2: Royal Assent -
Remainder: 16 Dec 1987 (see
s. 2 (2))
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987
38, 1988 3 June 1988 S. 3: Royal Assent (b) S. 5 (1)
A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988
109, 1988 6 Dec 1988 S. 32 (in part): 11 May 1989 -
(see Gazette 1989, No. S164) (c)
Higher Education Funding Act 1988
2, 1989 6 Jan 1989 Ss. 90, 91 and 121: Royal -
Assent (d)
______________________________________________________________________________ __ (a) The Australian National University Act 1946 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2 (1) of which provides as follows:
'(1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.'
(b) The Australian University Act 1946 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1987, subsection 2 (1) of which provides as follows:
'(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.'
(c) The Australian National University Act 1946 was amended by section 32 only of the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988, subsection 2 (3) of which provides as follows:
'(3) The remaining provisions of this Act (including the amendments made by Schedule 5) commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.'
(d) The Australian National University Act 1946 was amended by sections 90, 91 and 121 only of the Higher Education Funding Act 1988, subsection 2 (1) of which provides as follows:
'(1) Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.'
Table of Amendments
ad.=added or inserted am.=amended rep.=repealed rs.=repealed and substituted ______________________________________________________________________________ __ Provision affected
How affected
S. 3
rs. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 4
am. No. 3, 1960; No. 190, 1979
S. 5
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 6AA
ad. No. 38, 1988
S. 6A
ad. No. 9, 1963
S. 7
rs. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 8
rs. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 190, 1979; No. 38, 1988
S. 9
rs. No. 3, 1990
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 11
rs. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 108, 1965; No. 1, 1971; No. 94, 1975; No. 190,
S. 12
am. No. 56, 1947
rep. No. 3, 1960
S. 13
am. No. 1, 1971; No. 216, 1973; No. 190,
S. 14
am. No. 3, 1960; No. 1, 1971; No. 190, 1979; No. 95, 1984
S. 15
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 15AA
ad. No. 190, 1979
rs. No. 95, 1984
am. No. 38, 1988
S. 15A
ad. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 108, 1965; No. 190, 1979; No. 95, 1984; No. 38, 1988
S. 15B
ad. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 108, 1965; No. 190, 1979; No. 95, 1984
S. 15C
ad. No. 3, 1960
rs. No. 216, 1973
rep. No. 38, 1988
S. 15D
ad. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 16
am. No. 3, 1960; No. 1, 1971
S. 17
am. No. 3, 1960
S. 18
rs. No. 3, 1960
S. 18A
ad. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 108, 1965; No. 1, 1971; No. 190, 1979; No. 95, 1984
S. 18B
ad. No. 190, 1979
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 19
am. No. 3, 1960
S. 20
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 21
rs. No. 3, 1960
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 22
rep. No. 3, 1960
S. 24
am. No. 3, 1960; No. 1, 1971; No. 95, 1984
S. 25
am. No. 3, 1960
S. 26
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 26A
ad. No. 108, 1965
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 27
am. No. 21, 1947; No. 3, 1960; No. 96, 1973; No. 94, 1975; No. 190,
1979; No. 166, 1981; 1989
S. 27A
ad. No. 96, 1973
am. No. 216, 1973 (as am. by No. 20, 1974); No. 95, 1984; No. 109,
1988
S. 28
am. No. 190, 1979
S. 29
am. No. 108, 1965; No. 65, 1967
rs. No. 94, 1975
am. No. 190, 1979; No. 128, 1987; No. 2, 1989
S. 29A
ad. No. 190, 1979
am. No. 106, 1981
rep. No. 95, 1984
ad. No. 135, 1986
am. No. 128, 1987
rep. No. 2, 1989
S. 30
am. No. 93, 1966; No. 216, 1973; No. 190, 1979
rs. No. 95, 1984
S. 31A
ad. No. 190, 1979
am. No. 76, 1986; No. 95, 1984
S. 31B
ad. No. 190, 1979
S. 31C
ad. No. 190, 1979
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 31D
ad. No. 190, 1979
S. 32
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 32A
ad. No. 190, 1979
rep. No. 95, 1984
S. 33
am. No. 36, 1978
rs. No. 190, 1979
am. No. 95, 1984
S. 34
rep. No. 3, 1960
ad. No. 108, 1965
am. No. 216, 1973; No. 190, 1979; No. 95, 1984
rep. No. 65, 1985

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

Section

1. Short title

2. Commencement

3. Interpretation

4. Establishment and incorporation of University

5. Common seal

6. Functions of the University

6AA. Additional powers of University

6A. Power to make astronomical observations etc.

7. Organization of University

8. Institute of Advanced Studies

10. Governing authority

11. Constitution of Council

13. Disqualifications

14. Vacation of office

15. Meetings of Council

15AA. Disclosure of interests of members

15A. Board of Institute of Advanced Studies

15B. Board of The Faculties

15D. Professorial Board

16. Constitution of Convocation

17. Election of Chancellor

18. Appointment of Vice-Chancellor

18A. Certain officers to be appointed or elected

18B. Acting appointments

19. Quorums

20. Re-election or appointment

21. Validity of proceedings

23. Powers of Council

24. Standing Committee of Council

25. Delegation by Council

26. Control and management of property

26A. Contracts by University

27. Statutes

27A. Statutes relating to traffic

28. Statutes to be approved by Governor-General and published

29. Fees

30. Finance

31. Application of fees etc.

31A. Bank accounts

31B. Proper accounts to be kept

31C. Audit

31D. Taxation

32. No religious test

33. Annual report

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - LONG TITLE

SECT

An Act to establish and incorporate a University in the
Australian Capital Territory

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 1
Short title

SECT

1. This Act may be cited as the Australian National University Act 1946.*1* SEE NOTES TO FIRST ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER .

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 2
Commencement

SECT

2. This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.*1* SEE NOTES TO FIRST ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER .

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 3
Interpretation

SECT

3.(1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
'professor' does not include an assistant professor or an associate professor;
'the Council' means the Council of the University;
'The Faculties' means the group of faculties and other bodies referred to in paragraph 7 (b);
'the Institute' means the Institute of Advanced Studies within the University;
'the Statutes' means the Statutes of the University in force in pursuance of this Act;
'the University' means The Australian National University constituted under this Act.
(2) A reference in this Act to the holder of an office in the University shall be read as including a reference to a person for the time being performing the duties of that office.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 4
Establishment and incorporation of University

SECT

4.(1) A University, consisting of a Council and Convocation, and graduate and under-graduate members, shall be established at Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.
(2) The University shall be a body corporate by the name of 'The Australian National University' and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall have a common seal, and be capable by that name of:
(a) suing and being sued in all courts;
(b) taking, purchasing and holding, whether on trust or otherwise, real and
personal property (including property devised, bequeathed or given to the University);
(ba) acting as trustee of moneys or other property vested in the University
upon trust;
(c) granting, selling, alienating, assigning and demising real or personal
property; and
(d) doing all other matters and things incidental or appertaining to a body
corporate.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, any moneys or other property held by the University upon trust shall be dealt with in accordance with the powers and duties of the University as trustee.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 5
Common seal

SECT

5.(1) The common seal of the University shall be kept in such custody as the Council directs, and shall not be used except upon the order of the Council.
(2) All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the imprint of the common seal of the University appearing on a document and shall presume that the document was duly sealed.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 6
Functions of the University

SECT

6. The functions of the University shall include the following:
(a) To encourage, and provide facilities for, post-graduate research and
study, both generally and in relation to subjects of national importance to Australia;
(b) To provide facilities for university education for persons who elect to
avail themselves of those facilities and are eligible so to do; and
(c) Subject to the Statutes, to award and confer degrees and diplomas.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 6AA
Additional powers of University

SECT

6AA. The University has power to do, in Australia or elsewhere, all things necessary or convenient to be done for, in connection with, or as incidental to, the performance of its functions and, in particular, may:
(a) develop commercially any discovery, invention or property;
(b) make charges for work done, services rendered, and goods and information
supplied;
(c) form, and participate in the formation of, companies;
(d) subscribe for and purchase shares in, and debentures and other
securities of, companies;
(e) enter into partnerships;
(f) participate in joint ventures and arrangements for the sharing of
profits;
(g) do such other things as it is authorised to do by or under this Act or
any other Act; and
(h) do anything incidental to any of its powers.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 6A
Power to make astronomical observations etc.

SECT

6A. The powers of the University extend to the making of astronomical and meteorological observations in any part of the Commonwealth.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 7
Organization of University

SECT

7. There shall be, within the University:
(a) an Institute of Advanced Studies; and
(b) a group of faculties and other bodies, as determined by the Council, to
be known as The Faculties.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 8
Institute of Advanced Studies

SECT

8.(1) The Institute shall comprise research schools and other bodies in relation to medical science, the physical sciences, the social sciences, Pacific studies and such other fields of learning as the Council determines.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), the names of the research schools and other bodies and the fields of learning in relation to which they are established shall be as determined by the Council.
(3) The research schools shall include a research school in relation to medical science to be known as 'The John Curtin School of Medical Research'.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 10
Governing authority

SECT

10. The governing authority of the University shall be the Council.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 11
Constitution of Council

SECT

11.(1) The Council shall consist of:
(a) two Senators elected by the Senate;
(b) two members of the House of Representatives elected by that House;
(c) twelve persons appointed by the Governor-General, being persons who, in
the opinion of the Governor-General, by their knowledge and experience can advance the full development of the University;
(d) the following persons:
(i) the Chancellor;
(ii) the Pro-Chancellor;
(iii) the Vice-Chancellor;
(iv) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(v) the Chairman of the Board of the Institute; and
(vi) the Chairman of the Board of The Faculties;
(e) two of the heads of the research schools within the Institute chosen in
the manner provided by the Statutes;
(f) two of the deans of faculties within The Faculties chosen in the manner
provided by the Statutes;
(g) one of the professors in the Institute elected by those professors;
(h) one of the professors in The Faculties elected by those professors;
(i) two members of the academic staff of the Institute, not being
professors, elected by the members of that staff other than the professors;
(j) two members of the academic staff of The Faculties, not being
professors, elected by the members of that staff other than the professors;
(jaa) 2 members of the non-academic staff of the University elected by the
members of that staff;
(ja) the President of the body known as 'The Australian National University
Students' Association';
(k) a student of the University elected from among their number by the
students of the University who are enrolled for study for degrees other than degrees of Bachelor or for the degree of Bachelor of Letters or who, not being so enrolled, are not included among students to whom paragraph (1) applies;
(l) 2 students of the University elected from among their number by the
students of the University who are enrolled for study for degrees of Bachelor (other than the degree of Bachelor of Letters) or who, not being enrolled for degrees of Bachelor, are students declared by the Statutes to be students to whom this paragraph applies;
(m) four members of Convocation, not being members of the staff of the
University, elected by Convocation by a system of proportional representation; and
(n) such other persons, not exceeding two in number, as the Council
appoints.
(2) A member of the Council referred to in paragraph (1) (a), (b) or (c) holds office, subject to this Act, for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is fixed by the House of the Parliament by which the member is elected or by the Governor-General, as the case may be, at the time of the election or appointment.
(3) The members of the Council other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) (a), (b), (c) and (d) shall, subject to this Act, hold office for such periods as the Statutes provide.
(4) The Statutes may provide for the retirement in rotation of members of the Council of a particular class.
(5) In the event of a casual vacancy in the Council (including a vacancy arising from the appointment or election of a member to an office specified in paragraph (1) (d)), a member shall be elected or appointed in accordance with whichever paragraph of subsection (1) is appropriate, or, in such cases and in such circumstances as are specified in the Statutes, in such other manner as is prescribed by the Statutes, and the person so elected or appointed holds office, subject to this Act, for the residue of the term of office of the predecessor of the person.
(6) For the purposes of paragraph (1) (jaa), the members of the non-academic staff of the University are the officers and employees of the University, other than:
(a) the persons referred to in paragraph (1) (d); and
(b) members of the academic staff of the Institute or of The Faculties.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 13
Disqualifications

SECT

13. No person who:
(a) has not attained the age of 18 years;
(b) is an undischarged bankrupt or a person in respect of whom there is in
operation a composition, deed of arrangement or deed of assignment with the creditors of the person under the law relating to bankruptcy;
(c) is under sentence of imprisonment for an offence; or
(d) is an insane person within the meaning of the laws relating to insanity
in force for the time being in any State or Territory;
shall be capable of being or continuing to be a member of the Council.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 14
Vacation of office

SECT

14.(1) If a member of the Council:
(aa) becomes disqualified under paragraph 13 (b), (c) or (d) from continuing
to be a member of the Council;
(a) dies;
(b) declines to act;
(c) resigns from membership of the Council;
(d) is absent without leave of the Council from 6 consecutive meetings of
the Council;
(da) without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with his or her obligations
under subsection 15AA (1);
(e) in the case of a member elected by either House of the Parliament-ceases
to be a member of that House; or
(f) not being a member referred to in paragraph (e)-ceases to have the
qualification by virtue of which the member was elected or chosen;
the member's seat shall become vacant and shall be filled as a casual vacancy in accordance with subsection 11 (5).
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) (e), a member of either House of the Parliament shall be deemed not to have ceased to be a member of that House while continuing to be entitled to the Parliamentary allowance payable to such a member.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 15
Meetings of Council

SECT

15.(1) The Chancellor shall preside at all meetings of the Council at which the Chancellor is present.
(2) At any meeting of the Council at which the Chancellor is not present, the member specified in, or ascertained in accordance with, the provisions of the Statutes or, if the Statutes do not make any such provision, the member elected by the members present from among their number, shall preside.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 15AA
Disclosure of interests of members

SECT

15AA.(1) A member of the Council who has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered, or about to be considered, by the Council shall, as soon as possible after the relevant facts have come to the knowledge of the member, disclose the nature of that interest at a meeting of the Council.
(2) A disclosure under subsection (1) shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the Council and the member shall not:
(a) be present during any deliberation of the Council with respect to that
matter; or
(b) take part in any decision of the Council with respect to that matter.
(3) This section has effect subject to the Statutes.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 15A
Board of Institute of Advanced Studies

SECT

15A.(1) There shall be a Board of the Institute (in this section referred to as 'the Board'), consisting of:
(a) the Vice-Chancellor;
(b) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(c) a Chairman appointed in accordance with subsection (3);
(d) the head of each research school within the Institute;
(e) such other members of the academic staff of the Institute as are
specified in, or chosen in the manner provided by, the Statutes;
(f) the Chairman of the Board of The Faculties;
(g) one other member of the Board of The Faculties chosen in the manner
provided by the Statutes;
(ga) such students of the University of a class specified in the Statutes as
are elected, in the manner provided by the Statutes, by students of that class; and
(h) such other persons (if any) as the Council, acting on the advice of the
Board itself, by resolution, appoints.
(2) The Board:
(a) is responsible under the Council for all academic matters relating to
the Institute; and
(b) may advise the Council on any matter relating to education, learning or
research or the academic work of the University.
(3) The Council shall from time to time, by resolution, appoint a professor in the Institute to be the Chairman of the Board for such period as is specified in the resolution.
(4) Before making an appointment under subsection (3), the Council shall give to the Board an opportunity of tendering advice to the Council in relation to the appointment.
(5) A member of the Board referred to in paragraph (1) (e) or (g) shall hold office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for such period as is specified in the Statutes.
(6) A member of the Board referred to in paragraph (1) (h) shall hold office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for such period as is specified in the resolution appointing that member.
(7) If a person holding office as a member referred to in one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) becomes, before otherwise ceasing to hold that office, a member referred to in another of those paragraphs, that person shall, upon becoming such a member, cease to hold that first-mentioned office.
(8) Where a person becomes a member of the Board by reason of the filling of a casual vacancy in the office of a member referred to in paragraph (1) (e), (g) or (ga) (including a casual vacancy occurring by virtue of the operation of subsection (7)), that person holds office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for the residue of the term of office of the predecessor of the person.
(9) Subject to subsection (10), the Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board at which the Chairman is present.
(10) Where, at a meeting of the Board, the Chairman is not present or declines to preside, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 15B
Board of The Faculties

SECT

15B.(1) There shall be a Board of The Faculties (in this section referred to as 'the Board'), consisting of:
(a) the Vice-Chancellor;
(b) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(c) a Chairman appointed in accordance with subsection (3);
(d) the dean of each faculty within The Faculties;
(e) such other members of the academic staff of The Faculties as are
specified in, or chosen in the manner provided by, the Statutes;
(f) the Chairman of the Board of the Institute;
(g) a member of the academic staff of the Institute chosen by the Board of
the Institute;
(h) the person for the time being holding the office in the University known
as 'Dean of Students';
(j) the President of the body known as 'The Australian National University
Students' Association';
(k) such students of the University of a class specified in the Statutes as
are elected, in the manner provided by the Statutes, by students of that class; and
(m) such other persons (if any) as the Council, acting on the advice of the
Board itself, by resolution, appoints.
(2) Subject to section 15C, the Board:
(a) is responsible under the Council for all academic matters relating to
The Faculties; and
(b) may advise the Council on any matter relating to education, learning or
research or the academic work of the University.
(3) The Council shall from time to time, by resolution, appoint a professor in The Faculties to be the Chairman of the Board for such period as is specified in the resolution.
(4) Before making an appointment under subsection (3), the Council shall give to the Board an opportunity of tendering advice to the Council in relation to the appointment.
(5) A member of the Board referred to in paragraph (1) (e), (g) or (k), shall hold office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for such period as is specified in the Statutes.
(6) A member of the Board referred to in paragraph (1) (m) shall hold office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for such period as is specified in the resolution appointing that member.
(7) If a person holding office as a member referred to in one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) becomes, before otherwise ceasing to hold that office, a member referred to in another of those paragraphs, that person shall, upon becoming such a member, cease to hold that first-mentioned office.
(8) Where a person becomes a member of the Board by reason of the filling of a casual vacancy in the office of a member referred to in paragraph (1) (e), (g) or (k) (including a casual vacancy occurring by virtue of the operation of subsection (7)), that person holds office, subject to this Act and to the Statutes, for the residue of the term of office of the predecessor of the person.
(9) Subject to subsection (10), the Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board at which the Chairman is present.
(10) Where, at a meeting of the Board, the Chairman is not present or declines to preside, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 15D
Professorial Board

SECT

15D.(1) There shall be a Professorial Board of the University, consisting of:
(a) the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairman of the Board;
(b) all professors of the University; and
(c) such other persons as are appointed in accordance with the Statutes.
(2) The Professorial Board may advise the Council on any matter relating to education, learning or research or the academic work of the University.
(3) The Vice-Chancellor may at any time convene a meeting of the Professorial Board, and shall convene such a meeting when so required by:
(a) the Council;
(b) the Board of the Institute;
(c) the Board of The Faculties; or
(d) any six members of the Professorial Board.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 16
Constitution of Convocation

SECT

16.(1) Convocation shall consist of:
(a) all members and past members of the Council;
(b) all graduates of the University; and
(d) such graduates of other Universities, or other persons, as are, in
accordance with the Statutes, admitted as members of Convocation.
(2) The Council shall cause to be kept a roll of all members of Convocation.
(5) Meetings of Convocation may be convened by the Vice-Chancellor or as provided in the Statutes.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 17
Election of Chancellor

SECT

17.(1) The Council shall, from time to time as occasion requires, elect one of its members or some other person to be Chancellor of the University.
(2) The Chancellor shall hold office for such period as is specified in the Statutes and on such conditions as are provided by the Statutes.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 18
Appointment of Vice-Chancellor

SECT

18.(1) The Council shall, from time to time as occasion requires, appoint one of its members or some other person to be the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
(2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed for such period as is specified in the Statutes and on such conditions as the Council determines.
(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall be the executive officer of the University, and shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Statutes prescribe or, subject to the Statutes, as the Council determines.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 18A
Certain officers to be appointed or elected

SECT

18A. The Council shall appoint or elect persons to the following offices in the University:
(a) Pro-Chancellor;
(b) Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(c) Assistant Vice-Chancellor; and
(d) Treasurer.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 18B
Acting appointments

SECT

18B.(1) For the purposes of this section, each of the following offices in the University is a relevant office:
(a) Vice-Chancellor;
(b) Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(c) Assistant Vice-Chancellor;
(d) Treasurer.
(2) The Council may appoint a person to act in a relevant office:
(a) during a vacancy in the office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the holder of the office
is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the functions of the office;
but a person appointed so to act during a vacancy shall not continue so to act for more than 12 months.
(3) The appointment of a person to act in a relevant office may be expressed to have effect only in such circumstances as are specified in the instrument of appointment.
(4) The Council may terminate an appointment under this section at any time.
(5) Where a person is acting in a relevant office in accordance with paragraph (2) (b) and the office becomes vacant while the person is so acting, then, subject to subsection (3), the person may continue so to act until the Council otherwise directs, the vacancy is filled or a period of 12 months from the date on which the vacancy occurs expires, whichever first happens.
(6) While a person is acting in a relevant office, that person has and may exercise all the powers, and shall perform all the functions, of the holder of the office under this Act.
(7) Where the holder of a relevant office is acting in another relevant office in pursuance of an appointment under this section, the first-mentioned office shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be vacant.
(8) The validity of anything done by a person purporting to act under subsection (2) shall not be called in question on the ground that the occasion for that person's appointment had not arisen, that there is a defect or irregularity in or in connection with that person's appointment, that the appointment had ceased to have effect or that the occasion for that person to act had not arisen or had ceased.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 19
Quorums

SECT

19. (1) At any meeting of the Council, not less than one half of the total number of members for the time being shall form a quorum.
(2) At any meeting of Convocation, twenty-five members shall form a quorum.
(3) At any meeting of a Board established by this Act, a quorum shall be constituted as provided by the Statutes.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 20
Re-election or appointment

SECT

20. Nothing contained in this Act shall prevent any person from being immediately, or at any time, re-appointed or re-elected to any office or place under this Act if that person is otherwise capable, for the time being, of holding that office or place.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 21
Validity of proceedings

SECT

21. No act or proceedings of, or of the members or any Committee of, the Council, Convocation or any Board established by this Act, and no act done by a person acting as Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, shall be invalidated by reason of:
(a) a defect in the appointment, election, choosing or admission of any
member of, or any member of any committee of, the Council, Convocation or any such Board;
(b) a disqualification of any such member;
(c) a defect in the convening of any meeting; or
(d) a vacancy or vacancies in the number of members of, or in the number of
members of any committee of, the Council or any such Board.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 23
Powers of Council

SECT

23. Subject to this Act and the Statutes, the Council may from time to time appoint deans, professors, lecturers, examiners and other officers and servants of the University, and shall have the entire control and management of the affairs and concerns of the University, and may act in all matters concerning the University in such manner as appears to it best calculated to promote the interests of the University.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 24
Standing Committee of Council

SECT

24.(1) There shall be a standing committee of the Council, which shall consist of the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and not more than ten other members appointed by the Council.
(1A) Where, on account of illness or otherwise, a member of the Standing Committee of the Council will be, or is likely to be, absent from a meeting or meetings of the Committee, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint another member of the Council as a temporary member of the Committee for the purpose of that meeting or those meetings, and the member so appointed may attend that meeting or those meetings in the absence of the member of the Committee and, when so attending, shall be deemed to be a member of the Committee.
(2) The Pro-Chancellor shall be Chairman of the Committee, and in the Pro-Chancellor's absence the members present shall elect one of their number to act as Chairman.
(3) The Standing Committee shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as are conferred upon it by the Council.
(4) Seven members of the Standing Committee shall constitute a quorum.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 25
Delegation by Council

SECT

25.(1) The Council may, in relation to any matter or class of matters, or in relation to any activity or function of the University, by resolution, delegate all or any of its powers and functions under this Act (except this power of delegation and its powers in relation to the making of Statutes) to any member or to a Committee consisting of members of the Council, with or without other persons, or to any officer or officers of the University.
(2) Every delegation under this section shall be revocable by resolution of the Council, and no delegation shall prevent the exercise of any power or function by the Council.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 26
Control and management of property

SECT

26.(1) Subject to this section, the Council shall have the control and management of all real and personal property at any time vested in or acquired by the University, and may dispose of real or personal property in the name and on behalf of the University.
(2) The Council shall not, except with the approval of the Governor-General, alienate, mortgage, charge or demise any lands, tenements or hereditaments of the University, except by way of lease for any term not exceeding 21 years from the time when the lease is made, in and by which there is reserved, during the whole of the term, the highest rent that can reasonably be obtained without fine.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 26A
Contracts by University

SECT

26A.(1) Any contract that, if made between private persons, would be by law required to be in writing under seal may, subject to section 5, be made on behalf of the University in writing under the common seal of the University.
(2) Any contract to which subsection (1) does not apply may be made on behalf of the University by any person acting with the authority of the Council, express or implied, and, where such a contract is made in writing, it may be executed on behalf of the University by that person.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 27
Statutes

SECT

27.(1) The Council may from time to time make, alter and repeal Statutes with respect to all or any of the following matters:
(a) The management, good government and discipline of the University;
(b) The use and custody of the common seal;
(c) The method of any election (other than the election of a Senator or
Member of the House of Representatives as a member of the Council) provided for by this Act and the determination of questions arising in relation to the conduct or result of any such election;
(ca) The persons who are to be regarded, for the purposes of sections 11,
15A and 15B, as members of the academic staff of the Institute and of the academic staff of The Faculties, respectively;
(d) The manner and time of convening, holding and adjourning the meetings of
the Council and Convocation and of any Board established by this Act; the voting at such meetings (including postal or proxy voting) and the disclosure by members of the Council of direct or indirect pecuniary interests; the appointment, powers and duties of the chairman thereof; the conduct and record of the business; the appointment of committees of the Council and Convocation and of any Board established by this Act; and the quorum, powers and duties of such committees;
(e) The resignation of members of the Council or of any Board established by
this Act and of the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor;
(fa) The functions, powers and duties of the Pro-Chancellor, the Deputy
Vice-Chancellor, the Assistant Vice-Chancellor and the Treasurer, including the exercise, in specified circumstances, of the powers and functions of the Vice-Chancellor by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
(fb) The tenure of the holder of any office or place established by or under
this Act in respect of which this Act does not specify a term of office or provide for the fixing of the term of office otherwise than by the Statutes;
(fc) the terms and conditions of appointment, including remuneration and
allowances, of a person appointed under section 18B to act in an office specified in subsection (1) of that section;
(g) The number, stipend, manner of appointment and dismissal of deans,
professors, lecturers, examiners and other officers and servants of the University;
(h) The matriculation, admission and enrolment of students;
(i) The times, places and manner of holding lectures, classes and
examinations, and the number and character of such lectures, classes and examinations;
(j) The promotion and extension of University teaching;
(k) The granting of degrees, diplomas, certificates and honours;
(l) The granting of fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, and bursaries;
(m) The admission of persons who are undertaking or have undertaken studies
at another institution to any corresponding status or of persons who hold degrees, diplomas or other awards granted by other institutions to any corresponding degree, diploma or other award without examination;
(ma) The exemption of persons undertaking a course leading to a degree,
diploma or other award from the requirement to undertake particular work that would otherwise be required to be undertaken for the purposes of that course, whether or not on condition that other work be undertaken in the place of the work the subject of the exemption;
(n) The admission of members of Convocation;
(o) The payment to the University of:
(i) fees the payment of which is voluntary;
(ii) fees payable in respect of the provision to students of amenities
or services that are not of an academic nature;
(iii) fees payable in respect of an organization of students, or of
students and other persons;
(iv) fees in respect of residential accommodation;
(v) fees imposed in accordance with guidelines issued by the Minister
for the imposition of fees in respect of overseas students;
(vi) fees payable in respect of studies (other than a course of
instruction provided by the University for the purpose of enabling persons to undertake a course of study provided by the University) that are not required or permitted to be undertaken for the purpose of obtaining a degree, diploma, associate diploma or other award of the University;
(vii) fees payable, in accordance with guidelines issued by the
Minister, by persons who attend or otherwise participate in courses of study but do not enrol for those courses, other than persons whose attendance at, or participation in, those courses is, or is to be, credited towards a degree, diploma, associate diploma or other award of another institution of higher education by arrangement between the University and the other institution;
(viii) fees of a kind that are incidental to studies that may be
undertaken at the University and that the Minister has notified the University are fees of a kind to which this subparagraph applies;
(ix) fees payable, by a person who possesses educational
qualifications and has earned a living at any time, in respect of undertaking, for the purpose of acquiring further qualifications, a post-graduate course provided in accordance with guidelines issued under subsection 29 (2); or
(x) contributions payable under Chapter 4 of the Higher Education
Funding Act 1988;
(p) The establishment, management and control of libraries, laboratories and
museums in connexion with the University;
(q) The establishment or affiliation of residential colleges within the
University;
(r) The affiliation or admission to the University of any educational or
research establishment wheresoever situated;
(s) The control and investment of the property of the University;
(t) The provision of superannuation benefits for, and for the families of,
the salaried teachers and other salaried officers of the University or any class of those teachers or officers; and
(v) Generally, all other matters authorized by this Act, or necessary or
convenient for giving effect to this Act.
(2) The Statutes may provide for empowering any authority (including the Council) or officer of the University to make by-laws, rules or orders (not inconsistent with this Act or with any Statute) for regulating, or providing for the regulation of, any specified matter (being a matter with respect to which Statutes may be made) or for carrying out or giving effect to the Statutes, and any such by-law, rule or order shall have the same force and effect as a Statute.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), by-laws, rules or orders shall not be made:
(a) for regulating, or providing for the regulation of, a matter referred to
in subsection 27A (2); or
(b) for carrying out or giving effect to a Statute dealing with such a
matter, except to the extent that they are by-laws, rules or orders with respect to the discipline of the University and provide for the enforcement of such a Statute.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 27A
Statutes relating to traffic

SECT

27A.(1) In this section:
'land occupied by the University' means land occupied by the University in the Australian Capital Territory;
'parking', in relation to a vehicle, means causing or permitting the vehicle to remain stationary while not under the control of the driver, and 'parked' has a corresponding meaning;
'vehicle' includes an object that was designed or adapted for use as a vehicle but is incapable of being so used by reason that:
(a) a part has, or parts have, been removed from it; or
(b) it is in a wrecked or damaged condition.
(2) The Statutes may make provision:
(a) for or in relation to the regulation of traffic, or of the parking of
vehicles, on land occupied by the University, including provision authorizing, and providing for the effect of, signs, traffic lights and markings;
(b) for or in relation to the regulation of access by vehicles to land
occupied by the University;
(c) for the imposition and collection of charges for the parking or stopping
of vehicles on land occupied by the University and for the erection, management and protection of parking meters for the purposes of those charges;
(d) authorizing the removal of vehicles from places, on land occupied by the
University, where:
(i) they have been parked or stopped in contravention of a Statute; or
(ii) they appear to have been abandoned;
(da) in respect of vehicles the removal of which is authorized by a Statute
made under paragraph (d):
(i) authorizing the impounding of a vehicle so removed;
(ii) setting out the conditions to be observed before a vehicle so
impounded is released, including a condition for payment of a specified amount to secure the release of the vehicle; and
(iii) authorizing the disposal or destruction of a vehicle so
impounded if the owner fails, after being given a reasonable opportunity to do so, to claim the vehicle and to pay any amount payable to secure the release of the vehicle;
(e) to the effect that, where a contravention of a provision of a Statute
relating to the parking or stopping of vehicles occurs in respect of a motor vehicle, the person who is to be regarded as the owner of the motor vehicle for the purposes of the Statute (who may, in accordance with the Statute, be or include the person in whose name the motor vehicle is registered under the law of a State or of a Territory) is to be, except as provided otherwise, deemed to have committed an offence against the provision so contravened, whether or not the person in fact contravened that provision;
(f) enabling a person who is alleged to have contravened a provision of a
Statute relating to the parking or stopping of vehicles to pay to the University a specified penalty, not exceeding $35, as an alternative to undergoing prosecution;
(g) for the punishment, on summary conviction, by a fine not exceeding $200,
of offences against a Statute dealing with a matter referred to in this subsection;
(h) relating to the powers to be exercised by persons appointed by the
Council for the purposes of carrying out or giving effect to Statutes dealing with matters referred to in this subsection; and
(i) for matters ancillary or incidental to matters referred to in this
subsection.
(3) Where a Statute contains a provision dealing with a matter referred to in subsection (2), that provision does not have any force or effect to the extent to which it is inconsistent with a law of the Australian Capital Territory (including an enactment as defined in section 3 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988); but a provision of a Statute shall not be taken for the purposes of this subsection to be inconsistent with a law if it can be complied with without contravention of that law.
(4) A Statute may make provision for or in relation to a matter referred to in subsection (2) by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, a provision of a law for the time being in force in the Australian Capital Territory relating to motor vehicles or motor traffic.
(5) Where a Statute makes provision for or in relation to the regulation of access by vehicles to land that would, but for that provision, be a public street or a public place within the meaning of a law in force in the Australian Capital Territory, that land does not cease to be a public street or a public place, as the case may be, within the meaning of that law by reason only of that provision.
(6) A Statute dealing with a matter referred to in subsection (2) applies, except to such extent (if any) as that Statute or another Statute provides otherwise, to any person whether or not that person has any connexion with the University.
(7) In any proceedings for a contravention of a Statute dealing with a matter referred to in subsection (2):
(a) evidence that:
(i) a sign, signal, flag, notice, beacon or other device was erected,
placed or displayed on, near or above land occupied by the University;
(ii) a line, symbol, sign or other device was marked on the
carriageway or kerb of a road or on any part of a parking area or loading area, being a road or area on land occupied by the University; or
(iii) an island or dome was erected on a road on land occupied by the
University or at a junction or intersection of two or more such roads;
is prima facie evidence that it was so erected, placed, displayed or marked, as the case may be, in accordance with a Statute; and
(b) an averment of the prosecutor contained in the information or complaint
and stating that specified land was land occupied by the University shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be deemed to be proved.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 28
Statutes to be approved by Governor-General and published

SECT

28.(1) Every Statute when approved by the Council shall be sealed with the common seal, and shall be transmitted by the Chancellor for the approval of the Governor-General, and upon being so approved shall be notified in the Gazette, and shall thereupon have the force of law.
(2) The notification of any Statute in the Gazette shall specify the place at which copies of the Statute may be purchased.
(3) A copy of every such Statute shall be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after notification of the Statute in the Gazette.
(4) The production of a copy of a Statute under the common seal of the University, or of a document purporting to be a copy of a Statute and to have been printed by the Government Printer, shall, in all proceedings, be sufficient evidence of the Statute.
(5) The Statutes shall be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are notified in the Gazette, and a notice in the Gazette of the fact that a Statute has been made and specifying the number of the Statute shall be sufficient compliance with the requirement of subsection (1) that the Statute shall be notified in the Gazette.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 29
Fees

SECT

29.(1) Fees are not payable to the University except as provided by Statutes made under paragraph 27 (1) (o).
(2) The Minister for Employment, Education and Training may, by notice published in the Gazette, issue guidelines in relation to the provision by the University of post-graduate courses for the purposes of subparagraph 27 (1) (o) (ix).

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 30
Finance

SECT

30.(1) There are payable to the University such amounts as are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the University.
(2) Moneys payable to the University in accordance with subsection (1) shall be paid in such amounts, and at such times, as the Minister for Finance determines.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 31
Application of fees etc.

SECT

31. All fees and all other moneys received by the Council under the provisions of this Act or otherwise shall be applied by the Council solely for the purposes of the University.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 31A
Bank accounts

SECT

31A.(1) The University may open and maintain an account or accounts with an approved bank or approved banks and shall maintain at all times at least 1 such account.
(2) The University shall pay all moneys of the University into an account referred to in this section.
(3) In this section, 'approved bank' means the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia or another bank approved by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 31B
Proper accounts to be kept

SECT

31B. The Council shall cause to be kept proper accounts and records of the transactions and affairs of the University and shall do all things necessary to ensure that all payments out of the moneys of the University are correctly made and properly authorized and that adequate control is maintained over the assets of, or in the custody of, the University and over the incurring of liabilities by the University.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 31C
Audit

SECT

31C.(1) The Auditor-General shall inspect and audit the accounts and records of financial transactions of the University and records relating to assets of, or in the custody of, the University and shall forthwith draw the attention of the Council, and may draw the attention of the Minister, to any irregularity disclosed by the inspection and audit that is, in the opinion of the Auditor-General, of sufficient importance to justify the Auditor-General's so doing.
(2) The Auditor-General may dispense with all or any part of the detailed inspection and audit of any accounts or records referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The Auditor-General shall, at least once in each year, report to the Council and to the Minister the results of the inspection and audit carried out under subsection (1).
(4) The Auditor-General or a person authorized by the Auditor-General is entitled at all reasonable times to full and free access to all accounts, records, documents and papers of the University relating directly or indirectly to the receipt or payment of moneys by the University or to the acquisition, receipt, custody or disposal of assets by the University.
(5) The Auditor-General or a person authorized by the Auditor-General may make copies of, or take extracts from, any such accounts, records, documents or papers.
(6) The Auditor-General or a person authorized by the Auditor-General may require any person to furnish the Auditor-General with such information in the possession of the person or to which the person has access as the Auditor-General or authorized person considers necessary for the purposes of the functions of the Auditor-General under this Act, and the person shall comply with the requirements.
(7) A person who contravenes subsection (6) is guilty of an offence punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not exceeding $200.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 31D
Taxation

SECT

31D.*2* (1) Subject to subsection (2), the University is not subject to taxation under the laws of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.
(2) The Governor-General may make regulations providing that subsection (1) does not apply in relation to taxation under a specified law. *2*S. 31D-Regulation 2 of the Australian National University (Liability to Taxation) Regulations (Statutory Rules 1980 No. 143) provides as follows:
'2. Subsection 31D (1) of the Australian National University Act 1946 does not apply in relation to taxation under any of the following laws as amended and in force from time to time:
(a) The Pay-roll Tax (Territories) Assessment Act 1971;
(b) the Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of New South Wales;
(c) the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Victoria;
(d) the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Queensland;
(e) the Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of South Australia;
(f) the Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of Western Australia;
(g) the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Tasmania;
(h) the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the Northern Territory;
(i) the Pay-roll Tax Ordinance 1987 of the Australian Capital Territory.'

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 32
No religious test

SECT

32. No religious test shall be administered to any person in order to entitle that person to be admitted as a student of the University, or to hold office therein, or to graduate thereat, or to enjoy any benefit, advantage or privilege thereof.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ACT 1946 - SECT 33
Annual report

SECT

33.(1) The Council shall, as soon as practicable after each 31 December, prepare and transmit to the Governor-General a report of the operations of the University during the year ended on that date, together with financial statements in respect of that year in such form as the Minister for Finance approves.
(2) Before transmitting financial statements to the Governor-General, the Council shall submit them to the Auditor-General, who shall report to the Governor-General and to the Council:
(a) whether, in the opinion of the Auditor-General, the statements are based
on proper accounts and records;
(b) whether the statements are in agreement with the accounts and records;
(c) whether, in the opinion of the Auditor-General, the receipt, expenditure
and investment of moneys, and the acquisition and disposal of assets, by the University during the year have been in accordance with this Act; and
(d) as to such other matters arising out of the statements as the
Auditor-General considers should be reported to the Governor-General.
(3) The Council shall cause a copy of the report and financial statements of the University, together with a copy of the report of the Auditor-General, to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after their transmission to the Governor-General.