This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which is made under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (the Act), comes into force (as do most of the Act's provisions) on 11 October 2013. It declares fines for criminal offences under specified Australian legislation to be regulatory regime criminal fines for the purposes of provisions of the Act on recognition and enforcement in New Zealand of Australian judgments.
The effect of the declaration is that judgments imposing the fines are treated as registrable Australian judgments under the Act. This order prescribes no conditions with which judgments of that kind must comply in order to be recognised and enforced in New Zealand. At the time of the making of this order, the following legislation was available at the following Internet sites:
the specified Australian legislation (other than the specified State or Territory consumer laws in force before 1 January 2011): http://www.comlaw.gov.au
the specified application laws of the 5 specified Australian States or Territories, and the 3 specified State or Territory consumer laws: http://www.austlii.edu.au
Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.