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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1988 No. 86 of 1988 - SECT 256

Validation of certain acts after 4 years
256. (1) Subject to this section and section 257, after the end of 4 years
from:

   (a)  the doing of an act:

        (i)    by, or by persons purporting to act as, a collective body of an
               organisation or branch of an organisation and purporting to
               exercise power conferred by or under the rules of the
               organisation or branch; or

        (ii)   by a person holding or purporting to hold an office or position
               in an organisation or branch and purporting to exercise power
               conferred by or under the rules of the organisation or branch;

   (b)  the election or purported election, or the appointment or purported
        appointment of a person, to an office or position in an organisation
        or branch; or

   (c)  the making or purported making, or the alteration or purported
        alteration, of a rule of an organisation or branch; the act, election,
        purported election, appointment or purported appointment, or the
        making or purported making or alteration or purported alteration of
        the rule, shall be taken to have been done in compliance with the
        rules of the organisation or branch.

(2) The operation of this section does not affect the validity or operation of
an order, judgment, decree, declaration, direction, verdict, sentence,
decision or similar judicial act of the Court or any other court made before
the end of the 4 years referred to in subsection (1).

(3) This section extends to an act, election, purported election, appointment
or purported appointment, and to the making or purported making or alteration
or purported alteration of a rule:

   (a)  done or occurring before the commencement of this section; or

   (b)  done or occurring in relation to an association before it became an
        organisation. 


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