“The AHRC Act and the Anti-Discrimination Acts provide that members are eligible for reappointment. The SCA notes that the law is silent on the number of times a member can be reappointed, which leaves open the possibility of unlimited tenure.

In order to promote institutional independence, the SCA is of the view that it would be preferable for the term of office to be limited to one reappointment.

The SCA encourages the AHRC to continue to advocate for amendments to its enabling legislation to provide for such limits on the term of office.”