Legislation Act 2003

Chapter 2 - Registration of Acts, legislative instruments and notifiable instruments  

Part 1 - The Federal Register of Legislation  

Division 3 - Registration on Federal Register of Legislation  

SECTION 15H   Registration of legislative instruments and notifiable instruments, and other documents  

(1)  
If an instrument is lodged for registration as a legislative instrument or notifiable instrument in accordance with section 15G and the rules, the First Parliamentary Counsel must register the instrument:


(a) if the instrument is lodged for registration as a legislative instrument - as a legislative instrument; or


(b) if the instrument is lodged for registration as a notifiable instrument - as a notifiable instrument.

(2)  
If an instrument or document is lodged for registration otherwise than as a legislative instrument or notifiable instrument, in accordance with section 15G and the rules, the First Parliamentary Counsel must register the instrument or document accordingly.

(3)  
However, the First Parliamentary Counsel must not register an instrument or document if:


(a) for a document lodged for registration otherwise than as a legislative instrument or notifiable instrument - the First Parliamentary Counsel considers that:


(i) the document is not likely to be useful to users of the Register; or

(ii) it would otherwise be inappropriate to register the document; or


(b) before the instrument or document is registered, the person lodging the instrument or document (or another person acting on behalf of the responsible person for the instrument, or for the instrument to which the document relates) withdraws the lodgement.

(4)  
If the First Parliamentary Counsel does not register an instrument or document because of paragraph (3)(a), he or she must give written notice to the person lodging the instrument or document.




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