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Registered Australian bodies and registered foreign companies can carry on business with some names only

             (1)  A registered Australian body or registered foreign company must not carry on business under a name in this jurisdiction unless subsection (2) or (3) authorises the body or company to use the name.

          (1A)  An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (2)  The body or company may use the name if the company or body is registered under that name under Part 5B.2.

             (3)  A registered Australian body may use a name in the State or Territory that is its place of origin if the name is registered to the body on the Business Names Register.

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