(1) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make a commencement order bringing any Order in Council made under section 78A into force.
(2) The commencement order may be made only after the Order in Council made under section 78A has been approved by resolution of the House of Representatives.
(3) A resolution of the House of Representatives approving the Order in Council may be made at any time after—
(a) the date that is 28 days after the date on which notice that the Order in Council has been made is given in the Gazette; or
(b) if the Gazette notice is given during the period commencing on 24 December in one year and ending on 15 January in the following year, 15 February of that following year.
(4) An Order in Council made under section 78A lapses if—
(a) a motion to approve the Order in Council is defeated; or
(b) no motion to approve the Order in Council is agreed to within 1 year of its date of making.
Section 78B: inserted, on 1 December 2003, by section 46 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).