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Giving documents

245XZ Giving documents

(1) A document may be given to a person under this part in the following ways—
(a) leaving it with someone who is apparently an adult living at the relevant address;
(b) if there is no-one at the relevant address—leaving it at the relevant address in a position where it is reasonably likely to come to the person’s attention;
(c) if the relevant address is within a building or area to which the person who gives the document has been denied access—leaving it at the building or area in a position where it is reasonably likely to come to the person’s attention;
(d) posting it to the relevant address.
(2) In a proceeding relating to this part, evidence of giving a document may be given orally or by affidavit.
(3) For this section, a justice may take and receive an affidavit whether or not any matter to which the affidavit relates is pending in any court or QCAT.
(4) If there are 2 or more joint owners of land and a person can not locate every owner, the document is taken to have been given to all joint owners if the person gives the document to at least 1 of the joint owners under this section.
(5) This section does not limit the operation of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 , part 10 .
(6) In this section—

"document" means a notice or a copy of an order under this part.

"relevant address" , for a person to be given a document, means the person’s usual or last known place of residence or business and includes the person’s address as provided by a local government from its records.

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