Contents (2009 - 7)
Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No 7
18 Unacceptable names
(1) For the purposes of this Act, a name is unacceptable if:(a) it does not include, at the end of the name, the word “Incorporated” or the abbreviation “Inc”, or(b) it contains foreign language characters, or(c) it includes the word “police” or “sheriff”, unless its use is the subject of a consent in force under section 204B of the Police Act 1990 or section 12 of the Sheriff Act 2005, or(d) the Secretary is of the opinion:(i) that it is identical to, or closely resembles, some other name that is registered, that is reserved or that is the subject of an earlier application for reservation, and(ii) that the public would be likely to be misled if associations operated under both names, or(e) the Secretary is of the opinion that it suggests a connection with the Crown or the State, or(f) the Secretary is of the opinion that it is offensive or undesirable, or(g) it is declared by the regulations to be unacceptable.(2) A name is not unacceptable on a ground referred to in subsection (1) (e), (f) or (g) if, in a particular case, the Minister directs that the name is acceptable.