Interpretation Act 2005

Reading provisions together as one and summary proceedings for offences.


(a) an Act or portion of an Act (whenever passed)—

(i) provides that summary proceedings for offences under it may be prosecuted by a specified person, and

(ii) is subsequently read together as one with any provision of another Act,


(b) an offence is created under that provision which can be prosecuted in a summary manner but no express power is given to the specified person to so prosecute,

then, the specified person may bring summary proceedings for an offence under that other provision unless some other person is authorised by that other Act to bring such proceedings.