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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1988 No. 86 of 1988 - SECT 281

Organisation may lodge accounts etc. of all branches
281. (1) The rules of a relevant branch of a relevant organisation may provide
that this section applies in relation to the branch or otherwise provide for
the relevant documents of the branch to be lodged under subsection (3).

(2) Where the rules of each relevant branch of the organisation provide as
mentioned in subsection (1) and the financial years in relation to all the
relevant branches end on the same day:

   (a)  the following provisions of this section apply in relation to the
        organisation; and

   (b)  subsection 280 (1) does not apply to a relevant branch of the
        organisation.

(3) The organisation shall, within 14 days (or such longer period as a
Registrar allows) after the relevant day, lodge in the Industrial Registry:

   (a)  copies of the relevant documents of each relevant branch of the
        organisation that were presented to a meeting of the
        committee of management, or general meeting of members, of the branch
        under subsection 279 (6) or (7); and

   (b)  a certificate by the secretary, or other prescribed officer, of the
        branch that the documents lodged are copies of the relevant documents
        that were presented.

(4) Where the organisation contravenes subsection (3), each relevant branch of
the organisation shall, within 14 days (or such longer period as a Registrar
allows) after the end of the period referred to in that subsection, lodge in
the Industrial Registry:

   (a)  copies of the relevant documents of the branch that were presented to
        a meeting of the committee of management, or general meeting of
        members, of the branch under subsection 279 (6) or (7); and

   (b)  a certificate by the secretary, or other prescribed officer, of the
        branch that the documents lodged are copies of the relevant documents
        that were presented.

(5) Subsections 280 (2) to (10) (inclusive) apply in relation to a relevant
branch of the organisation as if the references in those subsections to
documents lodged in the Industrial Registry under subsection 280 (1) were
references to relevant documents in relation to the branch lodged:

   (a)  where subsection (4) of this section does not apply in relation to the
        branch - by the organisation under subsection (3) of this section; or

   (b)  where subsection (4) of this section applies in relation to the branch
        - by the branch under that subsection.

(6) In this section:

"relevant branch", in relation to a relevant organisation, means each part of
an organisation to which this Division (other than this section, section 271
and subsection 279 (5)) applies under paragraph 271 (1) (a) or (b), other
than, in relation to a particular financial year, a part of the organisation
in relation to which a certificate has been issued under subsection 285 (1) in
relation to the year;

"relevant day", in relation to a relevant organisation, means the day on which
relevant documents in relation to a relevant branch of the organisation in
relation to a financial year are presented to a general meeting of the
members, or a committee of management, of the branch under subsection 279 (6)
or (7), whichever is applicable, being a day on or before which relevant
documents in relation to the financial year are or have been so presented by
each of the other relevant branches of the organisation;

"relevant documents", in relation to a relevant branch, means the report,
accounts and statements referred to in subsection 279 (1);

"relevant organisation" means an organisation that is divided into branches,
other than an organisation in relation to which a certificate issued by a
Registrar under subsection 271 (3) is in force. 


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