Legislation Act 2019

16 References to specific gender or kind of person include others

(1)

Words denoting a gender include every other gender.

(2)

Words denoting a natural person by referring to a gender (for example, “he or she”) or words referring to persons generally (for example, “someone” or “people”) include a corporation sole, a body corporate, and an unincorporated body if capable of referring to a corporation sole, a body corporate, or an unincorporated body.

(3)

Words denoting a corporation sole, a body corporate, or an unincorporated body include a natural person if capable of referring to a natural person.

Compare: 1999 No 85 s 31; Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ss 2C, 23(a) (Aust); Acts Interpretation Act 1915 s 26(d), (e) (SA)