24 Effect of defects in formalities or procedures

(1)

A defect in compliance with the formalities or procedures required under this Act does not, in itself, render a civil union void.

(2)

However, nothing in this section exempts a Registrar or civil union celebrant who, or an exempt body that, does anything contrary to the provisions of this Act from any penalty for an offence under this Act.

Compare: 1955 No 92 s 22