Title Business Names Registration Bill 2011
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act in relation to business names, and for related purposes
Date 17-08-2011 09:37 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 153/11
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r4634_first-reps/0000


Business Names Registration Bill 2011
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2010‑2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="ConfidenceBlock" id="ConfidenceBlock"/><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Business Names Registration Bill 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Innovation, Industry, Science and Research)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act in relation to business names, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Definitions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Dictionary........................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Business.............................................................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Entities................................................................................................ 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Notified State/Territory registers......................................................... 7</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Constitutional basis and application of this Act and the Transitional Act <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Constitutional basis for this Act and the Transitional Act................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Meaning of <i>referring/adopting State</i>................................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Meaning of <i>referred business names matter</i>.................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... General application of this Act and the Transitional Act................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Government bodies not liable to prosecution.................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Interaction between business names legislation and State and Territory laws<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Concurrent operation intended.......................................................... 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... When business names legislation does not apply.............................. 16</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Avoiding direct inconsistency between Commonwealth and State and Territory laws             17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Regulations to deal with interaction between laws............................ 19</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Objects of this Act and consequences of registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Objects of this Act............................................................................ 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Consequences of registration of a business name............................. 21</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Offences relating to business names<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Offence—carrying on a business under an unregistered business name  23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Offence—must include business name in written communications... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Offence—must display business name at places open to public........ 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Offence—carrying on a business under a business name while disqualified            27</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Registering a business name<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... The Business Names Register........................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Application to register a business name............................................ 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Decision to register a business name to an entity.............................. 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Is a business name <i>available</i> to an entity?......................................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Identical or nearly identical names..................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Undesirable names............................................................................ 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Restricted words and expressions..................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Priority.............................................................................................. 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Refusal for failure to pay registration fee on time.............................. 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Consent applications......................................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Disqualified entities........................................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Steps taken by ASIC to register a business name to an entity........... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Refusal to register............................................................................. 38</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Obligations to give information to ASIC<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Notifying changes—entity that gives information to ASIC............... 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Obligation to notify ASIC if entity becomes disqualified.................. 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Obligation to give ASIC information if requested............................. 40</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Notifying ASIC of bankruptcy, insolvency etc................................. 42</p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Notifying ASIC of appointment of a legal personal representative... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Notification by successor in relation to a deceased estate.................. 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Federal Court may order information be given to ASIC................... 45</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Cancelling the registration of a business name<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Cancellation—request by entity to whom business name is registered 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Cancellation—ASIC becomes aware of matter that would have affected registration decision 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Cancellation—entity is disqualified................................................... 47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Cancellation—Ministerial determination revoked.............................. 47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Cancellation—failure to satisfy a condition of registration................ 47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Cancellation—entity not carrying on a business under the business name               48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Cancellation—failure to provide information.................................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Cancellation—registration has expired.............................................. 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Cancellation—entity to whom business name registered ceases to exist.. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Cancellation—business name used in infringement of trade mark.... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Notification of cancellation of business name................................... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Notice requirements in relation to partnerships, unincorporated associations, trusts and joint ventures   50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Business name held during review period for cancellation decision.. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Renewing the registration of a business name<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... Application to renew registration...................................................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—Review<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">55</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Reviewable decisions........................................................................ 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Internal review of certain decisions................................................... 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Administrative review of certain decisions........................................ 59</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Payment of registration fee if business name to be registered as result of review     59</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 8—Accessing the Business Names Register<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Access to certain information in the Business Names Register by request               61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Certain information to be publicly available...................................... 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Certain information to be made available to government bodies........ 62</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 9—Administration<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">64</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... ASIC’s functions and powers........................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Directions by Minister...................................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Arrangements with States and Territories......................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... ASIC may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Forms for documents to be lodged with ASIC................................. 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Manner in which documents to be lodged with ASIC...................... 66</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... ASIC may refuse to receive document etc......................................... 67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Fees are payable to ASIC on behalf of the Commonwealth.............. 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... When is an application fee fully paid?............................................... 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Waiver and refund of fees................................................................. 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Address for receipt of notices........................................................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... ASIC may destroy or dispose of certain documents......................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... ASIC may issue formal warning....................................................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Interaction with Australian Business Register................................... 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Protection of confidentiality of information....................................... 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Liability for damages......................................................................... 71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Minister may delegate prescribed functions and powers under this Act 72</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 10—General<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Application of this Act to partnerships.............................................. 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Principal contact of a partnership...................................................... 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Application of this Act to unincorporated associations and bodies... 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Principal contact of an unincorporated association or body............... 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Application of this Act to a trust with 2 or more trustees.................. 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Principal contact of a trust................................................................. 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Joint ventures.................................................................................... 78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Application in the Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands      80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Entities that have ceased to exist........................................................ 80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 81</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Schedule 1—Notified State/Territory registers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ New South Wales............................................................................. 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Victoria............................................................................................. 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Queensland....................................................................................... 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Western Australia.............................................................................. 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ South Australia................................................................................. 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Tasmania........................................................................................... 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Australian Capital Territory............................................................... 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Northern Territory............................................................................. 85</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act in relation to business names, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="878c1d28-20ff-616a-ce9a-fca5c5bbd7c6"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d90271fe-7013-635d-9be1-ad5771dbbed7"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b21bbf9a-90ef-6af3-f83e-cf19bac9fc2e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="e493dd87-10a0-e5e2-cab8-88e01aafc7ed"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="6da7dc7c-98ac-4727-fcf8-99ee868cb5c2"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="f71123bf-223b-eed8-eac1-b2f2c74e52f9"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="570eaa6f-6b42-497e-b51c-b6fc5fd461d9"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="ccba9e84-2962-609d-ec1a-d79adb991b28"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d7de154c-565e-6666-beda-a72261bfe390"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="27bbc4c2-e9c6-4a6a-bb08-eca62e6f9610"?></div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection4"> <opc-schedule depth="0" ref="7220ac866e6c43b49f64a05a392279ff" title="Schedule 1—Notified State/Territory registers"><a name="7220ac866e6c43b49f64a05a392279ff"/><p class="ActHead1"><a name="_Toc300906783"><span class="CharChapNo">Schedule 1</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Notified State/Territory registers</span></a></p> <p class="notemargin"><a name="f_Check_Lines_above" id="f_Check_Lines_above"/>Note:       See section 6.</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><a name="f_Check_Lines_below" id="f_Check_Lines_below"/><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> <opc-section depth="1" ref="45470d39f880413190a3ed8bdca87ed2" title="1  New South Wales"><a name="45470d39f880413190a3ed8bdca87ed2"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906784"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  New South Wales</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of New South Wales is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the Register of Co‑operatives established under the <i>Co‑operatives Act 1992</i> of New South Wales;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the Register of Incorporated Associations established under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 2009</i> of New South Wales;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the Register of Limited and Incorporated Limited Partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1892</i> of New South Wales;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  the register of co‑operative housing societies and Starr‑Bowkett societies established under the <i>Co‑operative Housing and Starr‑Bowkett Societies Act 1998</i> of New South Wales;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (e)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="75e608b90c91471eb2349008747da24e" title="2  Victoria"><a name="75e608b90c91471eb2349008747da24e"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906785"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Victoria</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of Victoria is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the Register of Co‑operatives established under the <i>Co‑operatives Act 1996</i> of Victoria;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of incorporated associations established under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1981</i> of Victoria;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the Register of Incorporated Limited Partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1958</i> of Victoria;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  the Register of Limited Partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1958</i> of Victoria;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (e)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="990fef4bc2404358b56d703c00300bdf" title="3  Queensland"><a name="990fef4bc2404358b56d703c00300bdf"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906786"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Queensland</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of Queensland is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the register of incorporated associations established under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1981</i> of Queensland;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of cooperatives, foreign cooperatives and cooperative charges established under the <i>Cooperatives Act 1997</i> of Queensland;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the register of incorporated limited partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1891</i> of Queensland;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  the register of the current addresses of incorporated church entities (other than the Corporation of the Bishops) that the Corporation of the Bishops is obliged to keep under the <i>Roman Catholic Church (Incorporation of Church Entities) Act 1994</i> of Queensland;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (e)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="cb7cf69e62804ff1b22edf3ea139d47f" title="4  Western Australia"><a name="cb7cf69e62804ff1b22edf3ea139d47f"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906787"><span class="CharSectno">4</span>  Western Australia</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of Western Australia is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the register of co‑operatives established under the <i>Co‑operatives Act 2009</i> of Western Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of foreign co‑operatives established under the <i>Co‑operatives Act 2009</i> of Western Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the register of associations incorporated by the issue of a certificate of incorporation under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1987</i> of Western Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="e799083ffd1a44a0bf26a771c078fa3b" title="5  South Australia"><a name="e799083ffd1a44a0bf26a771c078fa3b"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906788"><span class="CharSectno">5</span>  South Australia</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of South Australia is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the register of incorporated co‑operatives continued in existence under the <i>Co‑operatives Act 1997</i> of South Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of incorporated associations established under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1985</i> of South Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the Register of Limited Partnerships and Incorporated Limited Partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1891</i> of South Australia;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="3bd469abc0d34edf8bcb141c9da96640" title="6  Tasmania"><a name="3bd469abc0d34edf8bcb141c9da96640"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906789"><span class="CharSectno">6</span>  Tasmania</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of Tasmania is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the Register of Cooperatives established under the <i>Cooperatives Act 1999</i> of Tasmania;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of associations incorporated by the issue of a certificate of incorporation under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1964</i> of Tasmania;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the Register of Limited Partnerships and Incorporated Limited Partnerships established under <i>Partnership Act 1891</i> of Tasmania;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="0c83c1b87a744f38ad0dc3323bf1ac90" title="7  Australian Capital Territory"><a name="0c83c1b87a744f38ad0dc3323bf1ac90"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906790"><span class="CharSectno">7</span>  Australian Capital Territory</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of the Australian Capital Territory is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the cooperatives register established under the <i>Cooperatives Act 2002</i> of the Australian Capital Territory;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of associations incorporated by the issue of a certificate of incorporation under the <i>Associations Incorporation Act 1991</i> of the Australian Capital Territory;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  the register of incorporated limited partnerships established under the <i>Partnership Act 1963</i> of the Australian Capital Territory;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (d)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="1" ref="1e591ebf863a40379f560c8132da85fa" title="8  Northern Territory"><a name="1e591ebf863a40379f560c8132da85fa"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc300906791"><span class="CharSectno">8</span>  Northern Territory</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Each of the following registers of the Northern Territory is specified:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  the Register of Co‑operatives established under the <i>Co‑operatives Act</i> of the Northern Territory;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  the register of associations incorporated by the issue of a certificate of incorporation under the <i>Associations Act</i> of the Northern Territory;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  any register of the same kind as a register mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b), established in substitution for a register mentioned in one of those paragraphs.</p> </opc-section></opc-schedule></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>