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Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Innovation, Industry, Science and Research)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters in connection with the Business Names Registration Act 2011 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Dictionary........................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Transitional provisions                                                                           5

Part 1—Business names registered on change-over day                              5

Part 2—Business names held on change-over day to resolve outstanding matters             9

Part 3—Entities disqualified on registration under this Act                    13

Part 4—Information-gathering for transitional purposes                           15

Part 5—Distinguishing grandfathered business names that are identical or nearly identical         19

Part 6—Aligning registration periods                                                                  22

Part 7—Other obligations to give information to ASIC                            23

Part 8—Preserving exemptions and protecting information                     25

Part 9—Review                                                                                                               26

Part 10—Miscellaneous                                                                                               29

Schedule 2—Consequential amendments                                                               31

Part 1—Amendments commencing on change-over day                           31

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999                               31

ANL Act 1956                                                                                                              31

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                           31

Bank Integration Act 1991                                                                                       32

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      33

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                              33

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                            34

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              34

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                   35

Qantas Sale Act 1992                                                                                                35

Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980                                                                   35

Part 2—Amendment commencing on first anniversary of change-over day          36

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999                               36

 



A Bill for an Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters in connection with the Business Names Registration Act 2011 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Section 4

At the same time as section 3 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011 commences.

 

3.  Schedule 1

At the same time as section 3 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011 commences.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

At the same time as section 3 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011 commences.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

On the first anniversary of the commencement of Part 2 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011 .

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Dictionary

             (1)  In this Act:

Business Names Registration Act means the Business Names Registration Act 2011 , and includes instruments made under that Act.

change-over day means the day on which Part 2 of the Business Names Registration Act commences.

person responsible for registration in a State or Territory means:

                     (a)  in the case of New South Wales—the Director-General as defined for the purposes of the Business Names Act 2002 of New South Wales; and

                     (b)  in the case of Victoria—the Director within the meaning of the Fair Trading Act 1999 of Victoria; and

                     (c)  in the case of Queensland—a registrar of business names under the Business Names Act 1962 of Queensland; and

                     (d)  in the case of Western Australia—the person for the time being designated as the Commissioner under section 4AA of the Business Names Act 1962 of Western Australia; and

                     (e)  in the case of South Australia—the Corporate Affairs Commission of South Australia established by Part 13 of the Companies Act 1962 of South Australia; and

                      (f)  in the case of Tasmania—the Commissioner for Corporate Affairs holding office under section 4 of the Commissioner for Corporate Affairs Act 1980 of Tasmania, and includes any person holding that office in an acting capacity; and

                     (g)  in the case of the Australian Capital Territory—the Registrar-General under the Registrar-General Act 1993 of the Australian Capital Territory; and

                     (h)  in the case of the Northern Territory—the person holding or occupying the office of Commissioner of Consumer Affairs under the Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act of the Northern Territory.

registration law , in relation to a State or Territory, means:

                     (a)  in the case of New South Wales—the Business Names Act 2002 of New South Wales; and

                     (b)  in the case of Victoria—the Business Names Act 1962 of Victoria; and

                     (c)  in the case of Queensland—the Business Names Act 1962 of Queensland; and

                     (d)  in the case of Western Australia—the Business Names Act 1962 of Western Australia; and

                     (e)  in the case of South Australia—the Business Names Act 1996 of South Australia; and

                      (f)  in the case of Tasmania—the Business Names Act 1962 of Tasmania; and

                     (g)  in the case of the Australian Capital Territory—the Business Names Act 1963 of the Australian Capital Territory; and

                     (h)  in the case of the Northern Territory—the Business Names Act 2007 of the Northern Territory.

this Act includes instruments made under this Act.

             (2)  An expression, other than this Act , that is defined in the Business Names Registration Act has the same meaning in this Act as in that.