16C. Application of sections 16A and 16B to accountable authorities or members of accountable authorities who are also ex officio members of a body

Guide to this section

The purpose of this section is to treat an accountable authority, or a member of an accountable authority, who is also an ex officio member of a body referred to in section 16A or 16B in the same way as the other members who are appointed to the body.

The accountable authority must also comply with whichever of sections 13, 14 or 15 applies.

This section is made for paragraphs 29(2)(b) and (c) of the Act.

  1. If a person is:
    1. the accountable authority, or a member of the accountable authority, of a Commonwealth entity; and
    2. also a member of a body referred to in section 16A or 16B; and
    3. the person is not appointed as a member of the body, but is a member of the body as a result of holding the position in the entity to which the person was appointed;

    sections 16A and 16B apply to the person in his or her capacity as a member of the body as if he or she were an appointed member of the body as referred to in paragraphs 16A(1)(a) and 16B(1)(a).

  2. This section does not limit the operation of sections 13 to 15.

Last updated: 20 June 2017