(1) To maintain consistent section numbering between this Act and the Commonwealth Act—
(a) if the Commonwealth Act contains a section that is not included in this Act—the section number and heading appearing in the Commonwealth Act are included in this Act despite the omission of the body of the section; and
(b) if this Act contains a section that is not included in the Commonwealth Act—the section is numbered so as to maintain consistency in numbering between sections common to both Acts.
(2) A section number and heading mentioned in subsection (1) (a) form part of this Act.
(3) If a provision of this Act (other than a section) is numbered differently from the equivalent provision of the Commonwealth Act, the provision of this Act may be referred to using the number of the equivalent provision of the Commonwealth Act.
Note 1 A note appears under each heading mentioned in s (1) (a) describing the omitted section of the Commonwealth Act.
Note 2 A note appears under each section mentioned in s (1) (b) highlighting the non-appearance of an equivalent section in the Commonwealth Act.
Note 3 The Commonwealth Act and NSW Act do not include this section.