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Pro-Chancellorship Statute 2014

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Statutes as made
This statute prescribes in relation to the office of Pro-Chancellors tenure of office, method of resignation and certain presiding duties.
Administered by: Education and Training
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 09
Made 05 Dec 2014
Registered 10 Dec 2014
Tabled HR 09 Feb 2015
Tabled Senate 09 Feb 2015



Australian National University Act 1991





The Council of The Australian National University makes the following Statute under section 50 of the Australian National University Act 1991.


Dated: 5 December 2014.






Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA



1       Name of statute

1.1        This Statute is the Pro-Chancellorship Statute 2014.

2       Commencement

2.1        This Statute commences on the day after it is registered.

3       Tenure of office

3.1        Subject to retaining the confidence of the Council, the Pro-Chancellor holds office for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as the Council, in the resolution of appointment, determines, but is eligible for re-appointment.

3.2        For the purposes of subsection 3.1, the Council forms its opinion by resolution passed at a meeting of the Council if the resolution is passed at the meeting by at least a two‑thirds majority of the members of the Council.

3.3        The Council may, by resolution, establish procedures for determining whether the Pro-Chancellor retains its confidence and may make provision for the removal of the Pro-Chancellor from office if the Council determines that such confidence is no longer held.

4       Resignation

4.1        The Pro-Chancellor may resign office by notice in writing under his or her hand to the Council delivered to the Chancellor.

5       Pro-Chancellor to preside at meetings of Council in absence of Chancellor

5.1        The Pro-Chancellor must preside at any meeting of the Council at which the Chancellor is not present.

5.2        In the absence of both the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor from a meeting of the Council, the members present must elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.

6       Pro-Chancellor to preside on ceremonial occasions in absence of Chancellor

6.1        In the absence of the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor must preside on ceremonial occasions at which he or she is present.

7.      Repeal

7.1        The Pro-Chancellorship Statute 2005, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of this Statute, is repealed.