Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017

 

Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017

Contents

1.Citation1

2.Commencement1

3.Fees1

3A.Waiver and refund of fees in response to COVID‑19 pandemic1

4.Circumstances when Commissioner may withhold personal information from register (s. 78(6))2

5.Prescribed offences and modified penalties4

6.Approved officers and authorised officers4

7.Forms5

Schedule 1 — Fees

Schedule 2 — Infringement notice offences and modified penalties

Schedule 3 — Prescribed forms

Notes

Compilation table11

Defined terms

 

Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017

1.Citation

These regulations are the Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017.

2.Commencement

These regulations come into operation as follows —

(a)regulations 1 and 2 — on the day on which these regulations are published in the Gazette;

(b)the rest of the regulations — on the day on which section 110 of the Act comes into operation.

3.Fees

(1)Except as provided in this regulation, the fees prescribed in Schedule 1 are payable in respect of the matters referred to in that Schedule.

(2)A fee prescribed in Schedule 1 for lodging a document is reduced by 20% if the document is lodged by use of the website maintained by or on behalf of the office of the Commissioner.

(3)In addition, the Commissioner may waive, or refund, the whole or part of any fee in Schedule 1.

3A.Waiver and refund of fees in response to COVID‑19 pandemic

(1)In this regulation —

commencement day means the day on which the Commerce Regulations Amendment (COVID‑19 Response) Regulations (No. 2) 2020 regulation 40 comes into operation;

designated fee means a fee prescribed in Schedule 1.

(2)Despite regulation 3, the designated fees are waived during the period beginning on commencement day and ending on 31 March 2021.

(3)If a person paid a designated fee during the period beginning on 1 April 2020 and ending on the day before commencement day, the Commissioner must refund the fee to the person.

(4)However, subregulation (3) does not require the Commissioner to refund a fee or part of a fee that has been refunded under regulation 3(3).

[Regulation 3A inserted: SL 2020/196 r. 40.]

4.Circumstances when Commissioner may withhold personal information from register (s. 78(6))

(1)In this regulation —

personal information means personal information that identifies the address of an individual’s principal place of residence;

register means the copy of the register that is available for inspection under section 78(4) or that is publicly available under section 78(5);

section means section of the Act;

withhold means withhold from the register.

(2)For the purposes of section 78(6), the Commissioner may withhold a person’s personal information if —

(a)the person lodges with the Commissioner an application, in the form approved by the Commissioner, for the person’s personal information to be withheld; and

(b)the application explains why the personal safety of the person, or members of the person’s family, would be placed at risk if the person’s personal information was not withheld; and

(c)the application includes an address in Australia, other than the address of the person’s principal place of residence, that may be recorded in the register for the person; and

(d)subregulation (3) applies in relation to the person.

(3)This subregulation applies in relation to a person —

(a)if, under the Electoral Act 1907 section 51B, the person’s residential address is not shown on an electoral roll under that Act; or

(b)if, under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Commonwealth) section 104, the person’s residential address is not shown on an electoral roll under that Act; or

(c)if —

(i)the person’s name is not shown on an electoral roll under the Electoral Act 1907 or the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Commonwealth); and

(ii)the Commissioner is satisfied that the personal safety of the person, or a member of the person’s family, would be placed at risk if the person’s personal information was not withheld.

(4)The Commissioner may decide to record a person’s personal information in the register if —

(a)the Commissioner has withheld the person’s personal information under subregulation (2); and

(b)subregulation (3) no longer applies in relation to the person.

(5)If the Commissioner decides to refuse a person’s application under subregulation (2) or to record a person’s personal information in the register under subregulation (4) —

(a)the Commissioner must give the person notice of the decision and the reasons for the decision; and

(b)the decision is a reviewable decision for the purposes of Part 5 Division 5 of the Act; and

(c)the person is an affected person in relation to that decision.

[Regulation 4 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4309‑10.]

5.Prescribed offences and modified penalties

(1)The offences specified in Schedule 2 are offences for which an infringement notice may be issued under the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 Part 2.

(2)The modified penalty specified opposite an offence in Schedule 2 column 3 is the modified penalty for that offence, if committed by an individual, for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 section 5(3).

(3)The modified penalty specified opposite an offence in Schedule 2 column 4 is the modified penalty for that offence, if committed by a body corporate, for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 section 5(3).

[Regulation 5 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4310‑11.]

6.Approved officers and authorised officers

(1)The Commissioner may, in writing, appoint persons or classes of persons to be authorised officers or approved officers for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 Part 2.

(2)The Commissioner must issue to each authorised officer a certificate, badge or identity card identifying the officer as a person authorised to issue infringement notices.

[Regulation 6 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4311.]

7.Forms

For the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Act 2004 Part 2, the forms set out in Schedule 3 are prescribed.

[Regulation 7 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4311.]

 

Schedule 1  Fees

[r. 3(1)]

[Heading inserted: Gazette 25 Jun 2018 p. 2344.]

Act provision

Matter

Fee

$

s. 16(2)

Lodging application for registration as limited partnership

200.55

s. 45(3)

Lodging application for registration as incorporated limited partnership

299.25

s. 48(1)

Lodging documents in support of registration of incorporated limited partnership as AFOF, ESVCLP or VCLP

19.95

s. 48(2)

Lodging documents in support of recognition of incorporated limited partnership as VCMP

19.95

s. 78(4)

Inspection of register — for each partnership inspected

20.00

s. 82(2)

Application for certificate in relation to limited partnership or incorporated limited partnership

13.65

s. 92(1)

Application for leave for purposes of s. 88, 89 or 90


42.00

[Schedule 1 inserted: Gazette 25 Jun 2018 p. 2344.]

Schedule 2  Infringement notice offences and modified penalties

[r. 5]

[Heading inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4311.]

Offence under the Act

Modified penalty (individual)

$

Modified penalty (body corporate)
$

s. 28(4)

Failure to lodge notice of dissolution or cessation of limited partnership


300


1 500

s. 48(5)

Failure to lodge notice relating to status of incorporated limited partnership



300



1 500

s. 67(5)

Failure to lodge notice of commencement of winding up of incorporated limited partnership



300



1 500

s. 67(6)

Failure to lodge notice of completion of winding up of incorporated limited partnership



300



1 500

s. 83(2)

Failure to display certificate of registration of limited partnership or incorporated limited partnership



600



3 000

s. 84(2)

Failure to lodge notice of change in registered particulars of limited partnership or incorporated limited partnership




300




1 500

s. 102(2)

Failure to keep office for communications at registered office


300


1 500

[Schedule 2 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4311.]

Schedule 3 — Prescribed forms

[r. 7]

[Heading inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4312.]

Form 1 — Infringement notice


Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Infringement notice

Infringement
notice no.

Alleged offender

Name:Family name

Given names

orBody corporate name ______________________________

 

Address ______________________________________________

Postcode

Alleged offence

Description of offence _____________________________________

 

Limited Partnerships Act 2016 s. 

Date//20 Time am/pm

Modified penalty $

Officer issuing notice

Name

Signature

Office

Date

Date of notice //20

Notice to alleged offender

It is alleged that you have committed the above offence.

If you do not want to be prosecuted in court for the offence, pay the modified penalty within 28 days after the date of this notice.

How to pay

By post: Send a cheque or money order (payable to ‘Approved Officer — Limited Partnerships Act 2016’) to:

Approved Officer — Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety

Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square

Perth WA 6850

In person: Pay the cashier at:

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety

140 William Street
Perth WA 6000

 

If you do not pay the modified penalty within 28 days, you may be prosecuted or enforcement action may be taken under the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994. Under that Act, some or all of the following action may be taken — your driver’s licence may be suspended, your vehicle licence may be suspended or cancelled, you may be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence or vehicle licence, your vehicle may be immobilised or have its number plates removed, your details may be published on a website, your earnings or bank accounts may be garnished, and your property may be seized and sold.

If you need more time to pay the modified penalty, you can apply for an extension of time by writing to the Approved Officer at the above postal address.

 

If you want this matter to be dealt with by prosecution in court, sign here ____________________________________________
and post this notice to the Approved Officer at the above postal address within 28 days after the date of this notice.

[Form 1 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4312; amended: SL 2020/163 r. 38.]

Form 2 — Withdrawal of infringement notice

Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Withdrawal of infringement notice

Withdrawal no.

Alleged offender

Name:Family name

Given names

orBody corporate name ______________________________

Address ______________________________________________

Postcode

Infringement notice

Infringement notice no.

Date of issue //20

Alleged offence

Description of offence ___________________________________

 

Limited Partnerships Act 2016 s. 

Date //20Time am/pm

Officer withdrawing notice

Name

Signature

Office

Date

Date of withdrawal //20

Withdrawal of infringement notice

 

[*delete
whichever

is not applicable]

The above infringement notice issued against you has been withdrawn.

If you have already paid the modified penalty for the alleged offence you are entitled to a refund.

*Your refund is enclosed.

or

*If you have paid the modified penalty but a refund is not enclosed, to claim your refund sign this notice and post it to:

Approved Officer — Limited Partnerships Act 2016

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety

Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square

Perth WA 6850

Signature //20

[Form 2 inserted: Gazette 4 Aug 2017 p. 4313.]

 

 

Notes

This is a compilation of the Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017 and includes amendments made by other written laws. For provisions that have come into operation see the compilation table.

Compilation table

Citation

Published

Commencement

Limited Partnerships Regulations 2017

31 Jan 2017 p. 1094‑5

r. 1 and 2: 31 Jan 2017 (see r. 2(a));
Regulations other than r. 1 and 2: 1 Feb 2017 (see r. 2(b) and Gazette 31 Jan 2017 p. 1093)

Limited Partnerships Amendment Regulations 2017

4 Aug 2017 p. 4308‑13

r. 1 and 2: 4 Aug 2017 (see r. 2(a));
Regulations other than r. 1 and 2: 5 Aug 2017 (see r. 2(b))

Commerce and Industrial Relations Regulations Amendment (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2018 Pt. 13

25 Jun 2018 p. 2325‑53

1 Jul 2018 (see r. 2(b))

Commerce Regulations Amendment (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2020 Pt. 19

SL 2020/163 25 Sep 2020

29 Sep 2020 (see r. 2(b) and SL 2020/159 cl. 2(a))

Commerce Regulations Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Regulations (No. 2) 2020 Pt. 12

SL 2020/196 27 Oct 2020

28 Oct 2020 (see r. 2(b))

 

 

Defined terms

 

[This is a list of terms defined and the provisions where they are defined. The list is not part of the law.]

Defined termProvision(s)

commencement day3A(1)

designated fee3A(1)

personal information4(1)

register4(1)

section4(1)

withhold4(1)