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MUTUAL RECOGNITION ACT 1992 - SECT 17

Entitlement to carry on occupation

             (1)  The mutual recognition principle is that, subject to this Part, a person who is registered in the first State for an occupation is, by this Act, entitled after notifying the local registration authority of the second State for the equivalent occupation:

                     (a)  to be registered in the second State for the equivalent occupation; and

                     (b)  pending such registration, to carry on the equivalent occupation in the second State.

             (2)  However, the mutual recognition principle is subject to the exception that it does not affect the operation of laws that regulate the manner of carrying on an occupation in the second State, so long as those laws:

                     (a)  apply equally to all persons carrying on or seeking to carry on the occupation under the law of the second State; and

                     (b)  are not based on the attainment or possession of some qualification or experience relating to fitness to carry on the occupation.



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