Justices of the Peace Act 1957

3C Use of designation “JP (retired)”

(1)

On or after retiring or resigning as a Justice, a former Justice appointed under section 3(1) may apply to the Secretary in writing for authority to use the designation “JP (retired)”.

(2)

The Secretary must publish in the Gazette a notice authorising the former Justice to use the designation “JP (retired)”, unless satisfied that the former Justice—

(a)

had served as a Justice for less than 10 years; or

(b)

before retiring or resigning as a Justice, without reasonable excuse,—

(i)

had abandoned the performance of the functions of a Justice; or

(ii)

had from time to time failed or refused to perform the functions of a Justice; or

(c)

retired or resigned while suspended from office; or

(d)

retired or resigned to avoid being removed or suspended from office, or otherwise disciplined.

(2A)

Despite subsection (2)(a), the Secretary may, by notice in the Gazette, authorise a former Justice who retired or resigned before, on, or after the commencement of this subsection to use the designation “JP (retired)” if the Secretary thinks it appropriate in the circumstances.

(3)

No former Justice may use the designation “JP (retired)” unless the Secretary has published in the Gazette a notice authorising him or her to do so.

(4)

No person may use the designation “JP (retired)” or a similar designation unless he or she is a former Justice.

(5)

Subsection (1) applies to former Justices (appointed under section 3(1)) who retired or resigned before the commencement of the Justices of the Peace Amendment Act 2007.

Section 3C: inserted, on 15 April 2007, by section 4 of the Justices of the Peace Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 14).

Section 3C(2A): inserted, on 8 September 2018, by section 64 of the Statutes Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 27).