(1) A provision in
Schedule 1 does not apply to an incorporated association to the extent that
the Commissioner in writing exempts it from that provision.
(2) The Commissioner
may at any time revoke or amend an exemption.
(3) An exemption has
effect subject to compliance with any condition that the Commissioner attaches
(4) An application for
an exemption may be lodged —
behalf of an association as part of an application under section 7; or
an incorporated association.
(5) The Commissioner
is only to grant an exemption in respect of a provision if satisfied —
the special circumstances of the association justify the exemption; and
the exemption will not affect the objects or purposes of the association; and
the application of the provision to the association would cause undue hardship
to its members; and
to any other prescribed matter.
(6) The Commissioner
must give written notice of a decision under this section to the association,
and allow the association a reasonable time to comply with the provision
concerned as affected by the decision.