169A Disqualified person may apply to court for removal or variation of disqualification


A person who is disqualified under section 169(1) may apply to the court for the removal or variation of the disqualification.


A person may not apply under subsection (1) before—


the expiry of the minimum disqualification period, if there is one; or


if there is no minimum disqualification period, the expiry of 2 years from the date of the disqualification order.


The court may order that, as from a date specified in the order, the disqualification be removed or varied, or that the application be refused.


In deciding an application under this section, the court may have regard to—


the matters specified in section 169(4); and


the applicant’s conduct since the disqualification order was made.


If the court varies the disqualification or refuses the application, the person who is disqualified may not re-apply under subsection (1) before the expiry of 12 months after the date of the order of variation or the refusal.

Section 169A: inserted, on 7 July 2010, by section 7 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 93).

Section 169A(4): replaced, on 10 May 2015, by section 61 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).