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Liquor and Accommodation Act 1990 (No. 44 of 1990)
Requested:  1 Nov 2014
Consolidated as at:  Sessional

207. The Commissioner for Licensing

      (1) There is an office of Commissioner for Licensing.

      (2) A person may be appointed to the office of Commissioner by the Governor for a period of 5 years.

      (3) A person appointed to be Commissioner may resign at any time by giving written notice of resignation to the Minister.

      (4) A person appointed to be Commissioner is entitled –

(a) to a period of leave; and

(b) to a salary and allowances –

determined by the Governor.

      (5) The Governor may remove a person from the office of Commissioner if the Governor is satisfied that the person –

(a) has been convicted of an offence (whether in Tasmania or elsewhere) of such a nature that it is in the public interest the person be removed from the office of Commissioner; or

(b) has applied to take, or has taken, advantage of the law relating to bankruptcy, or has compounded with the person's creditors; or

(c) has been guilty of misbehaviour, negligence or incompetence in the performance of the duties of the office of Commissioner; or

(d) has become incapable of performing the duties of the office of Commissioner; or

(e) has engaged in other paid employment without the Minister's consent –

but shall not otherwise remove that person from office.

      (6) If a person who is an employee, within the meaning of the Tasmanian State Service Act 1984, is appointed Commissioner that person retains all existing and accruing rights as if service as Commissioner were service as such employee.

      (7) A person appointed to be Commissioner shall be taken to be an employee within the meaning and for the purposes of the Retirement Benefits Act 1993.