Ombudsmen Act 1975

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28A Protection of name


No person, other than an Ombudsman appointed under this Act, may use the name “Ombudsman” in connection with any business, trade, or occupation or the provision of any service, whether for payment or otherwise, or hold himself, herself, or itself out to be an Ombudsman except pursuant to an Act or with the prior written consent of the Chief Ombudsman.


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who contravenes subsection (1).

Section 28A: inserted, on 9 December 1991, by section 3 of the Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 121).

Section 28A(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).