AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION ACT 1983 - SECT 12 Membership of Board
The Board shall consist of:
the Managing Director;
the staff-elected Director; and
not fewer than 5 nor more than 7 other Directors.
A Director referred to in paragraph (1)(c) shall be appointed by the
Governor-General and, subject to sections 16 and 18, holds office on a
part-time basis for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in
the instrument of his or her appointment, but is eligible for re-appointment.
The Governor-General shall appoint one of the non-executive Directors to
be the Chairperson of the Board and another of the non-executive Directors to
be the Deputy Chairperson of the Board.
The performance of the functions or the exercise of the powers of the
Board is not affected by a vacancy in the office of Managing Director or
staff-elected Director, by reason that there is no Chairperson or Deputy
Chairperson or by reason of the number of Directors referred to in paragraph
(1)(c) falling below 5 for not longer than 6 months.
If an election of a person as the staff-elected Director or as the deputy
of the staff-elected Director is invalid by reason of a defect or irregularity
in or in connection with that election, the performance of the functions or the
exercise of the powers of the Board is not affected by anything done or omitted
to be done by or in relation to that person while he or she purported to be, or
to act as, the staff-elected Director.
A person shall not be appointed as a Director referred to in paragraph
(1)(c) unless he or she appears to the Governor-General to be suitable for
appointment because of having had experience in connection with the provision
of broadcasting services or in communications or management, because of having
expertise in financial or technical matters, or because of having cultural or
other interests relevant to the oversight of a public organization engaged in
the provision of broadcasting services.
A person shall not continue to hold the position of Chairperson, Deputy
Chairperson or acting Chairperson if he or she ceases to be a Director.