Business Names Registration Act 2011

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY  

Division 4 - Interaction between business names legislation and State and Territory laws  

SECTION 14   AVOIDING DIRECT INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH AND STATE AND TERRITORY LAWS   This section overrides other business names legislation

14(1)  
This section has effect despite anything else in the business names legislation. When this section does not apply to a referring/adopting State or Territory law

14(2)  
This section does not apply to a provision of a law of a referring/adopting State or an affected Territory that is capable of concurrent operation with the business names legislation.

Note:

This kind of provision is dealt with by section 12 .

When this section applies to a referring/adopting State or Territory law

14(3)  
This section applies to the interaction between a provision (the displacement provision ) of a law of a referring/adopting State or an affected Territory and a provision (the Commonwealth provision ) of the business names legislation only if the displacement provision is declared by a law of the State or Territory to be a business names legislation displacement provision for the purposes of this section (either generally or specifically in relation to the Commonwealth provision). Effect of displacement provision

14(4)  
The Commonwealth provision does not:

(a)  prohibit the doing of an act; or

(b)  impose a liability (whether civil or criminal) for doing an act;

if the displacement provision specifically permits, authorises or requires the doing of that act.

14(5)  
The Commonwealth provision does not operate in or in relation to the State or Territory to the extent necessary to ensure that no inconsistency arises between:

(a)  the Commonwealth provision; and

(b)  the displacement provision to the extent to which the displacement provision would, apart from this subsection, be inconsistent with the Commonwealth provision.

Note 1:

The displacement provision is not covered by this subsection if subsection (4) applies to the displacement provision: if that subsection applies there would be no potential inconsistency to be dealt with by this subsection.

Note 2:

The operation of the displacement provision will be supported by section 12 to the extent to which it can operate concurrently with the Commonwealth provision.

14(6)  
Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply in relation to the displacement provision to the extent to which the regulations provide that those subsections do not apply in relation to the displacement provision.


 

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