Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Historical version for 1 July 2010 to 28 September 2010 (accessed 4 August 2020 at 13:10) Current version
Part 8 Division 2
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.