Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Division 2 Registrar’s powers of inquiry
44 Registrar’s powers of inquiry
(1) The Registrar may conduct an inquiry to find out:(a) whether a registrable event has happened, or(b) particulars of a registrable event, or(c) whether particulars of a specific registrable event have been correctly recorded in the Register.(2) The Registrar may, by notice given to a person who may be able to provide information relevant to an inquiry under this section, require the person to answer specified questions or to provide other information within a time and manner specified in the notice.(3) A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a notice under subsection (2) is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.