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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, Skills and Employment
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 09
Registered 10 Dec 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Feb-2015
Tabled Senate09-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.