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Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Section 29C
Membership of Council


The provision

(1) The Council consists of the Council President and up to 4 other Councillors.

(2) Each Councillor is to be appointed by the Governor General, for a term of up to 5 years.

(3) The Governor General must not appoint a person as a Councillor or Council President unless the Governor General is satisfied that:

(a) the person qualifies for the appointment because of the person’s knowledge of, or experience in, industry, commerce, economics, law, consumer protection or public administration; and

(b) a majority of the States and Territories that are parties to the Competition Principles Agreement support the appointment.


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