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This instrument outlines the remuneration for the Norfolk Island Advisory Council and procedures for meetings including frequency, quorum and decision making.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Made 23 Jun 2015
Registered 30 Jun 2015
Tabled HR 10 Aug 2015
Tabled Senate 10 Aug 2015
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2016
Repealed by Other
Repealing Comments Enabling provision repealed by Schedule 2, Part 1, item 25 of the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015.
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Norfolk Island (Advisory Council Remuneration and Procedures) Instrument 2015

Norfolk Island Act 1979

I, JAMIE BRIGGS MP, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, make this Instrument under sections 14D and 14J of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

Dated:  23 June 2015

JAMIE BRIGGS

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

 


Contents

Part 1–Preliminary                                                                                                       1

1  Name.

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Objects of Legislative Instrument............................................................................................. 1

5  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

Part 2–Remuneration                                                                                                   2

6  Remuneration........................................................................................................................... 2

Part 3–Procedures to be followed at or in relation to meetings of the Advisory Council           3

7  Meetings................................................................................................................................... 3

8  Quorum.................................................................................................................................... 3

9  Who is to preside...................................................................................................................... 3

10  Decision making in meetings.................................................................................................. 3

 


Part 1–Preliminary

1  Name

This is the Norfolk Island (Advisory Council Remuneration and Procedures) Instrument 2015.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under sections 14D and 14J of the
Norfolk Island Act 1979.

4  Objects of Legislative Instrument

The object of this Instrument is to prescribe the remuneration and allowances for the Chair and members of the Norfolk Island Advisory Council and certain procedures to be followed at or in relation to meetings of the Advisory Council.

5  Definitions

Guide to this section

The purpose of this section is to provide a list of every term that is defined in this instrument.

Some terms that are used in this instrument are defined in the Act. Those terms have the same meaning as in the Act. Those terms are not included in this section but can be found in section 4 of the Act.

In this instrument:

Act means the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

chair means the Chair of the Norfolk Island Advisory Council referred to in section 14(a) of the Act.

other member means a member of the Norfolk Island Advisory Council referred to in section 14(b) of the Act.


Part 2–Remuneration

6  Remuneration

For section 14D of the Act, a person who holds an office specified in Column 1 of Table 1 shall be paid the annual salary and expenses allowance (if any) specified in Columns 2 and 3.

Table 1

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Office

Annual Salary

Expenses Allowance

Chair

$29,242

$2,930

Other member

$16,449

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Part 3–Procedures to be followed at or in relation to meetings of the Advisory Council

Meetings

            (1)   The Advisory Council must hold a meeting at least once each month.

            (2)   A meeting of the Advisory Council must have a quorum of members.

8  Quorum

At a meeting of the Advisory Council, a majority of the members of the Advisory Council who hold office constitute quorum.

9  Who is to preside

            (1)   The chair shall preside at all meetings of the Advisory Council at which he or she is present.

            (2)   If the chair is not present at a meeting of the Advisory Council and no acting chair has been appointed under section 14C of the Act, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside at that meeting and the person so elected shall preside accordingly.

10  Decision making in meetings

            (1)   The Advisory Council will make decisions in its meetings through consensus.

            (2)   Where consensus cannot be achieved, a report with all assenting and dissenting views must be prepared and sent to the Minister.