Legal Profession Act 2004 No 112
(1) The Councils separately or jointly may enter into arrangements
(referred to in this Division as protocols) with
regulatory authorities of other jurisdictions about determining:
(a) the jurisdiction from which an Australian lawyer engages in legal
practice principally or can reasonably expect to engage in legal practice
(b) the circumstances in which an arrangement under which an
Australian legal practitioner practises in a jurisdiction:
(i) can be regarded as being of a temporary nature,
(ii) ceases to be of a temporary nature, or
(c) the circumstances in which an Australian legal practitioner can
reasonably expect to engage in legal practice principally in a jurisdiction
during the currency of an Australian practising
(2) For the purposes of this Act, and to the extent that the protocols
are relevant, a matter referred to in subsection (1) (a), (b) or (c) is to be
determined in accordance with the protocols.
(3) The Councils may enter into arrangements that amend, revoke or
replace a protocol.
(4) A protocol does not have effect in this jurisdiction unless it is
embodied or identified in the regulations.