THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australian National University Act 1991
PRO-CHANCELLORSHIP STATUTE 2014
The Council of The Australian National University makes the following Statute under section 50 of the Australian National University Act 1991.
Dated: 5 December 2014.
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA
1 Name of statute
1.1 This Statute is the Pro-Chancellorship Statute 2014.
2.1 This Statute commences on the day after it is registered.
3 Tenure of office
3.1 Subject to retaining the confidence of the Council, the Pro-Chancellor holds office for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as the Council, in the resolution of appointment, determines, but is eligible for re-appointment.
3.2 For the purposes of subsection 3.1, the Council forms its opinion by resolution passed at a meeting of the Council if the resolution is passed at the meeting by at least a two‑thirds majority of the members of the Council.
3.3 The Council may, by resolution, establish procedures for determining whether the Pro-Chancellor retains its confidence and may make provision for the removal of the Pro-Chancellor from office if the Council determines that such confidence is no longer held.
4.1 The Pro-Chancellor may resign office by notice in writing under his or her hand to the Council delivered to the Chancellor.
5 Pro-Chancellor to preside at meetings of Council in absence of Chancellor
5.1 The Pro-Chancellor must preside at any meeting of the Council at which the Chancellor is not present.
5.2 In the absence of both the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor from a meeting of the Council, the members present must elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.
6 Pro-Chancellor to preside on ceremonial occasions in absence of Chancellor
6.1 In the absence of the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor must preside on ceremonial occasions at which he or she is present.
7.1 The Pro-Chancellorship Statute 2005, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of this Statute, is repealed.