Business Names Registration Act 2011
This Act and the Transitional Act (the business names legislation ) are not intended to exclude or limit the concurrent operation of any law of a referring/adopting State or an affected Territory. 12(2)
Without limiting subsection (1) , the business names legislation is not intended to exclude or limit the concurrent operation of a law that: (a) requires or permits a word or expression to be used by an entity or class of entities; or (b) prohibits or restricts the use of a word or expression by an entity or class of entities; or (c) relates to the accreditation or licensing of an entity that carries on a business; or (d) makes provision for the conversion of one body into another or the amalgamation of bodies; or (e) imposes obligations on an entity or class of entities that are in addition to obligations imposed under this Act; or (f) makes provision in relation to a notified State/Territory register; or (g) specifies a name as the name of an entity. 12(3)
This section does not apply to a law of a referring/adopting State or an affected Territory if there is a direct inconsistency between that law and the business names legislation.
Section 14 avoids direct inconsistency arising in some cases by limiting the operation of the business names legislation.
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