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Acting President

             (1)  The Minister may, in writing, appoint a person to act as the President:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office of President (whether or not an appointment has been previously made to the office); or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when the President:

                              (i)  is absent from duty or from Australia and New Zealand; or

                             (ii)  is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

             (2)  A copy of the instrument of appointment must be published in the Official Journal .

             (3)  The Minister:

                     (a)  may terminate the appointment at any time; and

                     (b)  must terminate the appointment if the person appointed fails, without reasonable excuse, to disclose a conflict of interest in accordance with regulation 20.64.

             (4)  A person is not eligible for appointment to act as President unless the person is eligible for appointment as President under subregulation 20.63(1).

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