(1) The Governor in Council may make regulations for or with respect to any matter or thing required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed or necessary to be prescribed to give effect to this Act.
(2) A power conferred by this Act to make regulations may be exercised—
(a) either in relation to all cases to which the power extends, or in relation to all those cases subject to specified exceptions, or in relation to any specified case or class of case; and
(b) so as to make, as respects the cases in relation to which the power is exercised—
(i) the same provision for all cases in relation to which the power is exercised, or different provisions for different cases or classes of case, or different provisions for the same case or class of case for different purposes; or
(ii) any such provision either unconditionally or subject to any specified condition.
(3) Regulations made under this Act may be made—
(a) so as to apply at all times or at a specified time; and
(b) so as to require a matter affected by the regulations to be—
(i) in accordance with a specified standard or specified requirement; or
(ii) approved by or to the satisfaction of a specified person or a specified class of person; or
(iii) as specified in both subparagraphs (i) and (ii); and
(c) so as to apply, adopt or incorporate any matter contained in any document published by any person whether—
(i) wholly or partially or as amended by the regulations; or
(ii) as published at the time the regulations are made or at any time before then; and
(d) so as to confer a discretionary authority or impose a duty on a specified person or a specified class of person; and
(e) so as to provide in a specified case or class of case for the exemption of persons or things or a class of persons or things from any of the provisions of the regulations, whether unconditionally or on specified conditions and either wholly or to such an extent as is specified; and
(f) so as to impose a penalty not exceeding 20 penalty units for a contravention of the regulations.
(4) A power conferred by this Act to make regulations providing for the imposition of fees may be exercised by providing for all or any of the following matters—
(a) specific fees;
(b) maximum or minimum fees;
(c) maximum and minimum fees;
(d) the payment of fees either generally or under specified conditions or in specified circumstances;
(e) the reduction, waiver or refund, in whole or in part, of the fees.
(5) If under subsection (4)(e) regulations provide for a reduction, waiver or refund, in whole or in part, of a fee, the reduction, waiver or refund may be expressed to apply either generally or specifically—
(a) in respect of certain checks or classes of checks; or
(b) when an event happens; or
(c) in respect of certain persons or classes of persons; or
(d) in respect of any combination of such checks, events or persons—
and may be expressed to apply subject to specified conditions or in the
discretion of any specified person or body.
Pt 6 (Heading and ss 50– 53) amended by Nos 93/2005 s. 16, 29/2006 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 40), substituted as Pt 6 (Heading and s. 50) by No. 79/2006 s. 63.
Part 6—Transitional provisions
S. 50 substituted by No. 79/2006 s. 63.