PRODUCT GRANTS AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION ACT 2000

PART 12 - SPECIAL RULES FOR CERTAIN ENTITIES  

SECTION 51   TREATMENT OF PARTNERS  

51(1)  
This Act and the entitlement Acts apply to a partnership as if the partnership were a person, but it applies with the following changes.

51(2)  
Obligations that are imposed under this Act on a partnership are imposed on each partner, but may be discharged by any of the partners.

51(3)  
The partners are jointly and severally liable to pay any amount that is payable under this Act by the partnership.

51(4)  
Any offence against this Act that is committed by a partnership is taken to have been committed by each partner who:


(a) aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission; or


(b) was in any way knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission (whether directly or indirectly and whether by any act or omission of the entity).

51(5)  
For the purposes of this Act and the entitlement Acts, a change in the composition of a partnership does not affect the continuity of the partnership.

51(6)  
In this section:

this Act
includes the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , to the extent to which that Act relates to this Act or an entitlement Act.




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