Contents (1966 - 13)
Geographical Names Act 1966 No 13
15 Names in geographical manuscripts, tourist publications, maps and other publications
(1) No person shall publish or cause to be published in any geographical or other scientific manuscript or publication, or in any guide-book, handbook, pamphlet, road-map, or other publication intended for the use of travellers or tourists generally, or on any map in such manuscript or publication, or in such guide-book, handbook, pamphlet or other publication, any name purporting to be the name of any place which has a geographical name unless the name so published is the geographical name of that place or it is stated in or on the manuscript, publication, guide-book, handbook, pamphlet, road-map or other publication, or on the map, that the name is not a geographical name under this Act.(2) Every person who acts in contravention of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence against this section and shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 5 penalty units.(3) Proceedings for an offence against this section are to be dealt with summarily before the Local Court.(4) Proceedings for an offence against this section shall not be commenced except with the approval in writing of the Minister.(5) In this section:published includes published in electronic form.