This is interesting. Dated to early last year (when things were beginning) it has been recently posted on the ‘net. The C of E legal position:
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The College of Bishops has the power to suspend one of its members from membership of the College.
What then follows depends on the constitutional and canonical arrangements of the national TAC member Church.
In the case of the ACCA, the Constitution provides that the ACCA is a member of the TAC and that (at 11.4) the Bishop Ordinary must be a member of the Council of Bishops or else ceases to hold that office. Further, in the absence of an Assistant Bishop (and Bishops Entwistle and Robarts had specific territorial authority but not the title of assistant or coadjutor or anything that gave them secondary authority over all of Australia), the Vicar-General takes charge.
And Fr Buckton was sitting in the hot seat when the music stopped…
Further also, the ACCA National Constitution in pdf. which may be of relevance here.