Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No 7
7 Decision on application
(1) The Secretary may determine an application for registration of an association by registering the association or by refusing the application.(2) An application for registration may be refused if:(a) the application does not comply with section 6, or(b) the name of the association is unacceptable, orNote.Changing circumstances may mean that a name that was acceptable when it was reserved has since become unacceptable.(c) the Secretary is satisfied that, having regard to the objects of this Act, the association should not be registered:(i) because some provision of the association’s constitution is contrary to law, or(ii) because of the association’s objects or the Secretary’s assessment of the likely nature or extent of the association’s proposed activities, or(iii) because of the likely nature or extent of the association’s dealings with the public, or(iv) for any other reason that appears sufficient to the Secretary.(3) The Secretary registers an association by recording its name, objects, constitution and official address in the Register of Incorporated Associations.(4) On registering an association, the Secretary:(a) must cause a certificate of registration for the association to be given to the applicant, and(b) if the applicant is a registrable corporation, must cause notice of its registration to be given to the relevant regulatory authority under the law under which it was formerly registered.(5) In the case of 2 or more associations that become a single association, the registration of each of the former associations is to be cancelled when the amalgamated association is registered.