This regulation may be cited as the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Documents and Oaths) Amendment Regulation (No. 2) 2021.
This regulation commences on 1 July 2021.
This regulation amends the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Documents and Oaths) Regulation 2020.
omit, insert—(3)For subsection (1)(e), a person is also a special witness for a document if the document is prepared by the public trustee and the person is a justice or commissioner for declarations who is an employee of the public trustee.
Sections 10 and 12—
(1)Section 13(2)(b)(i) and (ii)—
omit.(2)Section 13(2)(b)(iii) and (iv)—
renumber as section 13(2)(b)(i) and (ii).
omit, insert—(2)The signing of the document by the substitute signatory must be witnessed by a special witness.
omit, insert—(1)A document may be witnessed by audio visual link only if the witness is a special witness for the document.
omit, insert—(1)After a witness confirms a document witnessed by the witness by audio visual link, the witness must give the document or a true copy of the document to the relevant person for the document.•scanning the document and emailing the scanned copy to the person•giving a hard copy printout of the document to the person
(1)Section 24(1). ‘section 20(1)(b)’—
section 20(1)(2)Section 24(5), examples—
omit, insert—The official version of a general power of attorney may be given to a bank or other entity, and relied on by the bank or other entity, as evidence of the general power of attorney.