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Corporations Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991

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Act No. 201 of 1991 as made
An Act to amend laws relating to corporations and securities
Date of Assent 18 Dec 1991
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201, 1991

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

Section

1. Short title

2. Commencement
PART 2 - AMENDMENT OF THE CORPORATIONS ACT 1989

3. Amendment of section 52 of the Corporations Act 1989
PART 3 - AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW

4. Corporations Law

5. Amendments relating to the National Guarantee Fund

6. Amendments relating to fundraising

7. Amendments relating to registration numbers of
companies and registrable bodies

8. Amendments relating to registration of charges

9. Miscellaneous substantive and technical amendments

10. Commencement and application of changes to the
Corporations Law resulting from this Act
PART 4 - AMENDMENT OF THE CORPORATIONS
LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1990

11. Principal Act

12. Schedule 1
PART 5 - AMENDMENTS OF THE COMPANIES AND
SECURITIES LEGISLATION (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) ACT 1985

13. Principal Act

14. Repeal of sections 78, 80, 81, 83 and 116
PART 6 - AMENDMENTS OF THE CO-OPERATIVE SCHEME
LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1989

15. Principal Act

16. Repeal of Parts 4 and 9
SCHEDULE 1
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO THE
NATIONAL GUARANTEE FUND
SCHEDULE 2
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO FUNDRAISING
SCHEDULE 3
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO
REGISTRATION NUMBERS OF COMPANIES AND REGISTRABLE BODIES
SCHEDULE 4
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO
REGISTRATION OF CHARGES
SCHEDULE 5
MISCELLANEOUS SUBSTANTIVE AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS OF
THE CORPORATIONS LAW
SCHEDULE 6
COMMENCEMENT AND APPLICATION OF CHANGES TO THE
CORPORATIONS LAW RESULTING FROM THIS ACT

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend laws relating to corporations and securities

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 1
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 1
Short title

(Assented to 18 December 1991)
1. This Act may be cited as the Corporations Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991.

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 7 November 1991
Senate on 13 November 1991)

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.
(2) Part 2 commences, or is taken to have commenced, as the case requires, immediately after the commencement of the amendment of the Corporations Act 1989 referred to in paragraph 2(3)(d) of the Corporations Legislation Amendment Act 1991.
(3) Part 4 is taken to have commenced on 1 January 1991.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 2
PART 2 - AMENDMENT OF THE CORPORATIONS ACT 1989

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 3
Amendment of section 52 of the Corporations Act 1989

3. Section 52 of the Corporations Act 1989*1* is amended by inserting in subsection (5) "(except in accordance with the law of the State under which the State Family Court is constituted)" after "or" (last occurring). *1* No. 109, 1989, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 110, 1990; and No. 110, 1991.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 3
PART 3 - AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW


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CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 4
Corporations Law

4. In this Part, "Corporations Law" means the Corporations Law set out in section 82 of the Corporations Act 1989*1*. *1* No. 109, 1989, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 110, 1990; and No. 110, 1991.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 5
Amendments relating to the National Guarantee Fund

5. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 1.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 6
Amendments relating to fundraising

6. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 2.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 7
Amendments relating to registration numbers of companies and
registrable bodies

7. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 3.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 8
Amendments relating to registration of charges

8. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 4.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 9
Miscellaneous substantive and technical amendments

9. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 5.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 10
Commencement and application of changes to the Corporations Law
resulting from this Act

10. The Corporations Law is amended as set out in Schedule 6.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 4
PART 4 - AMENDMENT OF THE CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1990

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 11
Principal Act

11. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Corporations Legislation Amendment Act 1990.*2* *2* No. 110, 1990.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 12
Schedule 1

12. Schedule 1 to the Principal Act is amended by inserting "(last occurring)" before ", substitute" in the amendment of subsection 1224(1).

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 5
PART 5 - AMENDMENTS OF THE COMPANIES AND SECURITIES LEGISLATION
(MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) ACT 1985

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 13
Principal Act

13. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Companies and Securities Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1985.*3* *3* No. 192, 1985.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 14
Repeal of sections 78, 80, 81, 83 and 116

14. Sections 78, 80, 81, 83 and 116 of the Principal Act are repealed.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - PART 6
PART 6 - AMENDMENTS OF THE CO-OPERATIVE SCHEME LEGISLATION
AMENDMENT ACT 1989

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 15
Principal Act

15. In this Part, "Principal Act" means the Co-operative Scheme Legislation Amendment Act 1989.*4* *4* No. 92, 1989.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SECT 16
Repeal of Parts 4 and 9

16. Parts 4 and 9 of the Principal Act are repealed.

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Section 5
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO THE
NATIONAL GUARANTEE FUND
Subsection 920(1) (definition of "claim"):
After "6,", insert "6A, 6B, 6C,".

Subsection 920(1) (definition of "property"):
After "money" insert ", securities".

Subsection 920(1) (definition of "settlement documents"):
After "a transaction" insert "(other than a guaranteed
securities loan)".

Subsection 920(1) (definition of "transaction"):
Omit the definition, substitute:
" `transaction', except in Division 6B, means a sale or
purchase of securities or a guaranteed securities loan;".

Subsection 920(1):
Insert:
" `borrower', in relation to a guaranteed securities loan, has
the meaning given by section 954B;
`clearing nominee', in relation to a participating exchange,

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means a subsidiary of the participating exchange operated for
the purpose of facilitating the transfer of securities;
`guaranteed securities loan' has the meaning given by section
954B;
`replacement agreement', in relation to an agreement that has
been novated, has the meaning given by section 924A;
`securities':
(a) except in Division 7 - includes marketable securities, or
marketable rights, within the meaning of Division 3 of Part
7.13; and
(b) in Division 7 - has the meaning given by subsection
955(1);
`TDS nominee', in relation to the transfer delivery service
provisions of a participating exchange, means the clearing
nominee referred to in the definition of `transfer delivery
service provisions';
`transfer', except in Division 7, has a meaning affected by
section 924;
`transfer delivery service provisions', in relation to a
participating exchange, means provisions of the business rules
of the participating exchange under which a person or
partnership may elect to bring about a transfer of securities of
a particular kind and number to another person or partnership by:
(a) the first-mentioned person or partnership transferring
securities of that kind and number to a clearing nominee of the
participating exchange; and
(b) the clearing nominee transferring securities of that kind
and number to the other person or partnership;
`transfer documents', except in Division 7, has the meaning
given by section 924.".

After section 923:
Insert in Division 1 of Part 7.10:
Transfer of securities etc. and payment of money
"924.(1) This section has effect for the purposes of this
Part (other than Division 7).
"(2) A person (called the `transferor') transfers securities
to another person (called the `transferee') if, and only if, the
transferor delivers, or causes to be delivered, to the
transferee documents (called `transfer documents') that are
sufficient to enable the transferee:
(a) except in the case of marketable rights within the
meaning of Division 3 of Part 7.13 - to become registered as the
holder of the securities; or
(b) in the case of such marketable rights - to obtain the
issue to the transferee of the securities to which the
marketable rights relate;
without the transferor doing anything more, or causing anything
more to be done, by way of executing or supplying documents.
"(3) If a person:
(a) causes property (other than securities or money) to be
transferred to another person; or
(b) causes documents that are sufficient to enable another
person to become the legal owner of property (other than
securities or money) to be delivered to another person;
the first-mentioned person is taken to have transferred the
property to the other person.
"(4) If a person causes money to be paid to another person,
the first-mentioned person is taken to have paid the money to
the other person.
"(5) In this section:
`person' includes a partnership.

Novation of agreements
"924A. For the purposes of this Part, an agreement is novated
if, and only if, because of the operation of a participating
exchange's business rules, the agreement is discharged and
replaced with one or more other agreements (each of which is
called a `replacement agreement').

Attributing securities and payments to transactions
"924B. If:
(a) either:
(i) a number of securities are transferred to a participating
exchange or a member organisation of a participating exchange in
respect of a number of transactions; or
(ii) a payment is made to a participating exchange or a
member organisation of a participating exchange in respect of a
number of transactions; and
(b) apart from this section, it is not possible to tell, for
the purposes of this Part, how many of the securities are
transferred, or how much of the payment is made, in respect of
each of the transactions; and

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(c) the business rules of the participating exchange include
provisions determining how many of the securities are
transferred, or how much of the payment is made, in respect of
each of the transactions;
those provisions have effect accordingly for the purposes of
this Part.".

Subsection 927(2):
After "954(5)" insert ", 954F(2), 954Q(2), 954Y(2),
959(3)".

After subsection 927(5):
Insert:
"(5A) A delegation under this section continues in force
evenif there is a change in the membership of the Board or of
the sub-committee.".

After section 927:
Insert:
Sub-delegation by management sub-committee
"927A.(1) A management sub-committee may delegate to:
(a) a member of the Board; or
(b) a member of the sub-committee; or
(c) an officer of SEGC;
all or any of the powers, authorities and discretions that have
been delegated under subsection 927(2) to the sub-committee.
"(2) A delegation must be in writing signed by a majority of
the members of the sub-committee.
"(3) A delegation may be varied or revoked at any time by
writing signed by a majority of the members of the sub-committee.

"(4) A delegation continues in force even if there is a
change in the membership of the sub-committee.
"(5) A power, authority or discretion performed or exercised
by a person under a delegation is taken to have been exercised
by the Board.
"(6) A delegation of a power, authority or discretion does
not prevent the performance or exercise of the power, authority
or discretion by the Board or by the sub-committee that made the
delegation.
"(7) Section 109ZE has effect in relation to a delegation
subject to this section.
"(8) In this section:
`delegation' means a delegation under this section;
`management sub-committee' means a management sub-committee
appointed under subsection 927(1).".

After section 928:
Insert in Division 3 of Part 7.10:
Interpretation - borrowing
"928A. In this Division, a reference to borrowing money
includes a reference to obtaining credit.".

After paragraph 930(f):
Insert:
"(fa) money paid into the Fund under subsection 930B(2);".

Paragraph 930(j):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(j) money paid to SEGC for the purposes of a claim under
Division 6, 6A or 6C; and".

After section 930:
Insert:
Power to borrow etc. for purposes of the Fund
"930A.(1) If the Board considers that, in the interests of
the sound financial management of the Fund, money should be
borrowed for the purpose of meeting a payment due out of the
Fund, SEGC may borrow money for that purpose on such terms and
conditions as the Board thinks appropriate.
"(2) SEGC may give security, including security over the
assets of the Fund, in respect of SEGC's obligations in relation
to a borrowing under subsection (1).
"(3) If:
(a) money borrowed under subsection (1) is a loan from a
participating exchange; and
(b) the participating exchange borrowed money for the purpose
of making the loan to SEGC;
SEGC may give security, including security over the assets of
the Fund, in relation to the participating exchange's
obligations in respect of the borrowing referred to in paragraph (b).

Money borrowed and paid to SEGC
"930B.(1) This section applies where money borrowed by SEGC
under subsection 930A(1) is paid to SEGC.
"(2) SEGC must pay the money into the Fund.
"(3) If:
(a) the money was borrowed for the purpose of meeting a
payment due out of the Fund; and

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(b) the borrowed money has been paid into the Fund; and
(c) the payment due out of the Fund has not yet been made;
then, for the purposes of Division 4, the amount in the Fund is
taken to be reduced by the amount of the borrowed money.

Money borrowed and not paid to SEGC
"930C.(1) This section applies where money borrowed by SEGC
under subsection 930A(1) is not paid to SEGC but is payable to
other persons at the direction of SEGC.
"(2) SEGC must not direct that any of the money be paid to a
person unless the payment is of a kind that can, under section
932, be made out of the Fund.".

After paragraph 932(1)(b):
Insert:
"(ba) money payable to a person or partnership under section
972A;".

After paragraph 932(1)(c):
Insert:
"(da) to the extent that the money referred to in section
935 is insufficient for the purpose, payments of principal,
interest and other amounts payable by SEGC in respect of money
borrowed, and security given, under section 930A;".

Subsections 932(2) and (3):
After "Division 6" insert ", 6A, 6B, 6C".

Subsection 935(1):
Add at the end:
"; and (c) principal, interest and other amounts payable by
SEGC in respect of money borrowed, and security given, under
section 930A.".

Subsection 938(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of "leviable dealer"):
Add at the end:
"; or (iii) in the case of a guaranteed securities loan - the borrower;".

Subsection 938(1) (definition of "reportable transaction"):
Omit the definition.

Subsection 938(1):
Insert:
" `leviable transaction' means:
(a) a sale or purchase of securities by a person or
partnership where, as at the time when the agreement for the
sale or purchase is made:
(i) the sale or purchase is a reportable transaction as
defined in subsection 920(1); and
(ii) the person or partnership is a member organisation of a
participating exchange and carries on a securities business in
this jurisdiction; or
(b) a guaranteed securities loan where, as at the time when
the loan is entered into, the borrower carries on a securities
business in this jurisdiction.".

Subsections 938(2), (3) and (5):
Omit "reportable", substitute "leviable".

After section 948:
Insert:
Effect of using a transfer delivery service
"948A. If:
(a) under an agreement for the sale or purchase of
securities, or under a replacement agreement in relation to such
an agreement that has been novated, a person or partnership is
obliged to transfer securities of a particular kind and number
to another person or partnership; and
(b) for the purpose of discharging the obligation, the
first-mentioned person or partnership:
(i) elects, in accordance with the transfer delivery service
provisions of a participating exchange, to bring about a
transfer of securities of that kind and number to the other
person or partnership by the means provided for in those
provisions; and
(ii) for the purpose of so bringing about that transfer,
transfers securities of that kind and number to the TDS nominee;
then, for the purposes of the application of this Division in
relation to the sale or purchase, the obligation of the
first-mentioned person or partnership to supply settlement documents
in relation to the sale or purchase is taken to be discharged by
the transfer of securities to the TDS nominee.".

Subsections 949(3), (4) and (5):
Omit "Exchange subsidiary", substitute "Exchange body".

Subsections 949(3) and (4):
Omit "that subsidiary" (wherever occurring), substitute
"that body".

Subsection 949(3):
After "a dealer" insert "who is a member organisation of
the Exchange".

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Section 949:
Add at the end:
"(7) In this section:
`Exchange body' means the Exchange or an Exchange subsidiary.".

After subsection 950(1):
Insert:
"(1A) A dealer may make a single claim under this section in
respect of 2 or more purchases.
"(1B) A claim made under subsection (1A) is to be treated for
the purposes of subsection (2) as if it consisted of a separate
claim in respect of each of the purchases to which it relates.".

After section 950:
Insert:
Effect of novation, under business rules, of agreement for purchase
"950A.(1) Where:
(a) a dealer (in this section called the `buyer') agrees to
buy securities from another dealer (in this section called the
`seller'); and
(b) the purchase is a reportable transaction; and
(c) the agreement for the purchase is novated; and
(d) under a replacement agreement, the seller becomes obliged
to transfer securities to the buyer;
this section has effect for the purposes of:
(e) making a claim under section 950 in respect of the
purchase; and
(f) the application of this Part (other than section 980) in
relation to such a claim.
"(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the novation is to
be disregarded.
"(3) If:
(a) the buyer's obligation to supply to the seller, under the
agreement for the purchase, the consideration for the purchase
is replaced by an obligation under a replacement agreement to
pay an amount; and
(b) that obligation under the replacement agreement has been,
or is to be, taken into account for the purposes of provisions
of the business rules of a participating exchange that are of
the kind referred to in subsection 954N(1);
the buyer is taken to have so supplied the consideration for the
purchase.
"(4) If the replacement agreement or agreements is or are
discharged or otherwise terminated, the agreement for the
purchase is taken to be discharged or otherwise terminated.".

Section 953:
Omit all the words after paragraph (c), substitute:
"SEGC must satisfy the claim by paying to the claimant the
amount that, when the claimant became entitled to make the
claim, was the amount of the actual pecuniary loss suffered by
the claimant in respect of the purchase.".

After section 954:
Insert:
"Division 6A - Securities loans guarantees
Interpretation - general definitions
"954A.(1) In this Division:
`borrower', in relation to a guaranteed securities loan, has the
meaning given by section 954B;
`claim' means a claim under this Division against SEGC;
`compliance period', in relation to an obligation under a
guaranteed securities loan, means:
(a) if the business rules of the lender as in force when the
loan is made prescribe a period in relation to the obligation
for the purposes of this paragraph - that period; or
(b) otherwise - a period that is reasonable having regard to
the obligation and all the circumstances relating to the loan;
`excluded amount', in relation to a guaranteed securities loan,
means an amount payable by the borrower by way of a fee or
charge, or by way of interest or a penalty, in respect of the loan;
`guaranteed securities loan' has the meaning given by section 954B;
`lender', in relation to a guaranteed securities loan, has the
meaning given by section 954B;
`security benefit' means:
(a) property (other than securities) or money transferred or
paid to a person because the person is or was the holder of a
security; or
(b) a right that a person has because the person is or was
the holder of a security, including, for example:
(i) a right to be paid an amount or to be issued with
additional securities; or
(ii) a right that arises out of a reduction of share capital,
a scheme of arrangement or compromise or a takeover.

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"(2) A reference in the definition of `security benefit' in
subsection (1) to a right is a reference to a right, whether
existing or future, and whether contingent or not.

Interpretation - guaranteed securities loan and related concepts
"954B.(1) For the purposes of this Part, an agreement is a
guaranteed securities loan if:
(a) under the agreement:
(i) a participating exchange is to transfer securities of a
specified kind and number to, or as directed by, a person or
partnership; and
(ii) in order to put the participating exchange in the same
position (as nearly as practicable) as if the agreement had not
been made, the person or partnership is later to transfer to, or
as directed by, the participating exchange such securities and
security benefits as the agreement requires; and
(b) the person or partnership is a member organisation of the
participating exchange on the day when the agreement is entered
into; and
(c) the agreement is entered into after the commencement of
this section; and
(d) the agreement is of a kind that, according to the
business rules of the participating exchange, is to be
guaranteed under this Division.
"(2) For the purposes of the application of this Part in
relation to a guaranteed securities loan:
(a) the participating exchange referred to in subparagraph
(1)(a)(i) is the lender; and
(b) the person or partnership referred to in subparagraph
(1)(a)(i) is the borrower; and
(c) the securities transferred as mentioned in subparagraph
(1)(a)(i) are borrowed securities.
"(3) The fact that an agreement includes obligations in
addition to those mentioned in subsection (1) does not prevent
the agreement from being a guaranteed securities loan.

Effect of using a transfer delivery service
"954C. If:
(a) under a guaranteed securities loan, or under a
replacement agreement in relation to a guaranteed securities
loan that has been novated, a person or partnership is obliged
to transfer securities of a particular kind to, or as directed
by, another person or partnership; and
(b) for the purpose of wholly or partly discharging the
obligation, the first-mentioned person or partnership:
(i) elects, in accordance with the transfer delivery service
provisions of a participating exchange, to bring about a
transfer of a particular number of securities of that kind to,
or as directed by, the other person or partnership by the means
provided for in those provisions; and
(ii) for the purpose of so bringing about that transfer,
transfers that number of securities of that kind to the TDS nominee;
then, for the purposes of the application of this Division in
relation to the guaranteed securities loan, the obligations of
the first-mentioned person or partnership to transfer securities
under the loan are taken to be discharged, to the extent of that
number of securities of that kind, by the transfer of securities
to the TDS nominee.

Claim by lender in respect of borrower's failure to discharge obligation
"954D.(1) If, as at the end of the compliance period in
relation to an obligation of the borrower under a guaranteed
securities loan to transfer or pay securities or security
benefits, or to pay some other amount (except an excluded amount):
(a) the lender has transferred borrowed securities in
accordance with the agreement; and
(b) the obligation remains undischarged to any extent;
the lender may, subject to section 954J, make a claim in respect
of the obligation.
"(2) A participating exchange may make a single claim under
this section in respect of a number of obligations, whether
arising under the same or different guaranteed securities loans.
"(3) A claim made under subsection (2) is to be treated for
the purposes of sections 954G and 954H as if it were a separate
claim in respect of each of the obligations to which it relates.

Effect of novation, under business rules, of guaranteed
securities loan
"954E.(1) Where:
(a) an agreement is novated; and
(b) before the novation, the agreement was a guaranteed
securities loan;
this section has effect for the purposes of:
(c) making a claim under section 954D in respect of the loan; and

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(d) the application of this Part (other than section 980) in
relation to such a claim.
"(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the novation is to
be disregarded.
"(3) If:
(a) an obligation under the loan to pay an amount is replaced
by an obligation under a replacement agreement to pay an amount; and
(b) that obligation under the replacement agreement has been,
or is to be, taken into account for the purposes of provisions
of the business rules of a participating exchange that are of
the kind referred to in subsection 954N(1);
the obligation to pay that amount under the loan is taken to be discharged.
"(4) If the replacement agreement or agreements is or are
discharged or otherwise terminated, the loan agreement is taken
to be discharged or otherwise terminated.

How and when claim to be made
"954F.(1) A claim must be in writing and must be served on
SEGC within 6 months after the day when the claimant became
entitled to make the claim.
"(2) A claim that is not made within the period required by
subsection (1) is barred unless the Board otherwise determines.

How claim in respect of securities or non-money security
benefits is to be satisfied
"954G.(1) Subject to section 954K, SEGC must allow a claim in
respect of an obligation under a guaranteed securities loan to
transfer securities or security benefits (other than money) if
the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) the obligation is still undischarged to the extent of a
particular number of securities or security benefits of a
particular kind (in this section called the `outstanding items').
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), if:
(a) SEGC allows the claim; and
(b) the claimant has:
(i) under the guaranteed securities loan, paid as directed by
the borrower; or
(ii) for the purposes of the claim, paid to SEGC;
each amount (if any) required to be paid under the loan by the
claimant upon the discharge of the obligation;
SEGC must transfer to, or as directed by, the claimant,
securities or security benefits of the same kind and number as
the outstanding items.
"(3) If:
(a) SEGC allows the claim; and
(b) either:
(i) paragraph (2)(b) is not satisfied; or
(ii) paragraph (2)(b) is satisfied but the Board is satisfied
that it is not reasonably practicable for SEGC to obtain
securities or security benefits of the same kind and number as
the outstanding items within the pre-cash settlement period;
SEGC must satisfy the claim by paying to the claimant the amount
that, as at the time when the Board decides it is so satisfied,
is the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the claimant in respect
of the failure to discharge the obligation.
"(4) In working out the amount of the actual pecuniary loss
suffered in respect of the failure to discharge the obligation,
regard may be had to the cost to the claimant of any securities
or security benefits of the same kind as the outstanding items
that the claimant obtained because the obligation was not discharged.
"(5) In this section:
`pre-cash settlement period' means:
(a) if the business rules of the claimant, as in force when
the Board allows the claim, prescribe a period, for the purposes
of this section, in relation to a class of claims that includes
the claim - that period; or
(b) otherwise - such period as the Board, having regard to
all the circumstances of the claim, considers reasonable.

How claim in respect of an amount of money is to be satisfied
"954H.(1) Subject to section 954K, SEGC must allow a claim in
respect of an obligation under a guaranteed securities loan to
pay a security benefit that is an amount of money, or to pay
some other amount, if the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) the obligation is still undischarged to the extent of a
particular amount (in this section called the `outstanding amount').
"(2) If SEGC allows the claim, it must pay to, or as directed
by, the claimant an amount equal to the outstanding amount.

Nexus with this jurisdiction
"954J. A participating exchange may not make a claim in
respect of a guaranteed securities loan unless:

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(a) the borrower was carrying on a securities business in
this jurisdiction on the day when the loan was entered into; or
(b) if the borrower was not so carrying on such a business
and was not carrying on a securities business in any other
jurisdiction on that day - the last securities business that the
borrower carried on in a jurisdiction before that day was
carried on in this jurisdiction.

Preventing double recovery
"954K. If SEGC allows a claim under section 954D of the
Corporations Law of another jurisdiction in respect of a failure
to discharge an obligation, SEGC must not allow a claim under
section 954D of the Corporations Law of this jurisdiction in
respect of the same failure.

"Division 6B - Claims in respect of net obligations
Interpretation
"954L. In this Division:
`claim' means a claim under this Division against SEGC;
`dealer', in relation to a participating exchange, means the
participating exchange or a member organisation of the
participating exchange.

Effect of using a transfer delivery service
"954M. If:
(a) a person or partnership (in this section called the
`transferor') is, under provisions of a kind referred to in
subsection 954P(1), obliged to transfer securities of a
particular kind to another person or partnership (in this
section called the `transferee'); and
(b) for the purpose of wholly or partly discharging the
obligation, the transferor:
(i) elects, in accordance with the transfer delivery service
provisions of a participating exchange, to bring about a
transfer of a particular number of securities of that kind to
the transferee by the means provided for in those provisions; and
(ii) for the purpose of so bringing about the transfer,
transfers that number of securities of that kind to the TDS nominee;
then, for the purposes of the application of this Division, the
obligation is taken to have been discharged, to the extent of
that number of securities of that kind, by the transfer of
securities to the TDS nominee.

Claim in respect of failure to pay net amount in respect of transactions
"954N.(1) If:
(a) under provisions of the business rules of a participating
exchange, the total of the amounts that become due and payable
to a dealer by a subsidiary of the participating exchange on a
particular day in respect of transactions (as defined in the
business rules) of a kind or kinds specified in the business
rules is set off against the total of the amounts that become
due and payable by the dealer to the subsidiary on that day in respect of transactions (as so defined) of that kind or those kinds; and
(b) depending on which of those totals is the greater, the
provisions oblige:
(i) the dealer to pay to the subsidiary, or to some other
dealer or dealers nominated under the provisions; or
(ii) the subsidiary, or some other dealer or dealers
nominated under the provisions, to pay to the dealer;
within a specified period, the difference between those totals; and
(c) as at the end of that period, that obligation remains
undischarged to the extent of a particular amount;
the person or partnership to which the amount is payable may,
subject to section 954U, make a claim in respect of the obligation.
"(2) Entitlement to make the claim is not affected by a
dealer ceasing to be a member organisation of the participating
exchange after the obligation arose.
"(3) For the purposes of this section, a total may be a nil amount.

Claim in respect of failure to transfer net number of securities
in respect of transactions
"954P.(1) This section applies if:
(a) under provisions of the business rules of a participating
exchange, the total number of securities of a particular kind to
be transferred on a particular day to a dealer by a subsidiary
of the participating exchange in respect of transactions (as
defined in the business rules) of a kind or kinds specified in
the business rules is set off against the total number of
securities of that kind to be transferred on that day by the
dealer to the subsidiary in respect of transactions (as so
defined) of that kind or those kinds; and
(b) depending on which of those totals is the greater, the
provisions oblige:
(i) the dealer to transfer to some other dealer or dealers
nominated under the provisions; or

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(ii) some other dealer or dealers nominated under the
provisions to transfer to the dealer;
within a specified period, securities of that kind equal in
number to the difference between those totals; and
(c) as at the end of that period, the obligation to transfer,
or any of the obligations to transfer, as the case requires,
remains undischarged to the extent of a particular number of
securities of that kind (in this section called the `default securities').
"(2) If the participating exchange has not taken action as
mentioned in subsection (3), the person or partnership to which
the default securities should have been transferred may, subject
to section 954U, make a claim in respect of the failure to
transfer the default securities.
"(3) If, for the purpose of remedying the failure to transfer
the default securities, the participating exchange has
transferred securities of the same kind and number as the
default securities to the person or partnership to which the
default securities should have been transferred:
(a) the participating exchange is subrogated to all the
rights and remedies of the person or partnership in relation to
the failure to transfer the default securities; and
(b) the participating exchange may, subject to section 954U,
make a claim in respect of its actions to remedy the failure; and
(c) any claim made under subsection (2) in respect of the
failure is taken not to have been entitled to be made.
"(4) Entitlement to make a claim is not affected by a dealer
ceasing to be a member organisation of the participating
exchange after the obligation to transfer arose.
"(5) For the purposes of this section, a total number of
marketable securities of a particular kind may be zero.

How and when claim to be made
"954Q.(1) A claim must be in writing and must be served on
SEGC within 6 months after the day on which the claimant became
entitled to make the claim.
"(2) A claim that is not made within the period required by
subsection (1) is barred unless the Board otherwise determines.

How claim under subsection 954N(1) is to be satisfied
"954R.(1) Subject to section 954V, SEGC must allow a claim
under subsection 954N(1) if the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) the obligation referred to in paragraph 954N(1)(c) still
remains undischarged to the extent of a particular amount.
"(2) If SEGC allows the claim, SEGC must pay to the claimant
the amount referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

How claim under subsection 954P(2) is to be satisfied
"954S.(1) Subject to section 954V, SEGC must allow a claim
under subsection 954P(2) if the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) the obligation referred to in paragraph 954P(1)(c) still
remains undischarged to the extent of a particular number of
securities of a particular kind (in this section called the
`outstanding securities').
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), if SEGC allows the claim, it
must transfer to the claimant securities of the same kind and
number as the outstanding securities.
"(3) If the Board is satisfied that it is not reasonably
practicable for SEGC to obtain securities of the same kind and
number as the outstanding securities within the pre-cash
settlement period, SEGC must satisfy the claim by paying to the
claimant the amount that, as at the time when the Board decides it is so satisfied, is the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the claimant in respect of the failure to transfer the outstanding securities.
"(4) In working out the amount of the actual pecuniary loss
suffered in respect of the failure to transfer the outstanding
securities, regard may be had to the cost to the claimant of any
securities of the same kind as the outstanding securities that the claimant obtained because the outstanding securities were not transferred.
"(5) In this section:
`pre-cash settlement period' means:
(a) if the business rules of the participating exchange that
is referred to in paragraph 954P(1)(a), as in force when the
Board allows the claim, prescribe a period, for the purposes of
this section, in relation to a class of claims that includes the
claim - that period; or
(b) otherwise - such period as the Board, having regard to
all the circumstances of the claim, considers reasonable.

How claim under subsection 954P(3) is to be satisfied
"954T.(1) Subject to section 954V, SEGC must allow a claim by
a participating exchange under subsection 954P(3) if the Board
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(a) the participating exchange is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) the participating exchange has paid or transferred to
SEGC any money or property it has obtained because of the right
of subrogation given by paragraph 954P(3)(a) in relation to the
failure to transfer the default securities.
"(2) If SEGC allows the claim, it must pay to the
participating exchange the amount that, as at the time when the
claim is allowed, is the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the
participating exchange because of the actions it has taken to
remedy its subsidiary's default.
"(3) In working out the amount of the actual pecuniary loss
suffered in respect of the actions taken by the participating
exchange to remedy its subsidiary's default, regard may be had
to the cost to the participating exchange of obtaining the
securities transferred as mentioned in subsection 954P(3).
"(4) Money or property paid or transferred to SEGC under
paragraph (1)(b) forms part of the Fund.

Nexus with this jurisdiction
"954U. A person or partnership may not make a claim in
respect of a failure by a person or partnership (in this section
called the `defaulter') to discharge an obligation to pay an
amount or transfer securities unless:
(a) the defaulter was carrying on a securities business in
this jurisdiction on the day on which the obligation arose; or
(b) if the defaulter was not so carrying on such a business
and was not carrying on a securities business in any other
jurisdiction on that day - the last securities business that the
defaulter carried on in a jurisdiction before that day was
carried on in this jurisdiction.

Preventing double recovery
"954V.(1) If SEGC allows a claim under subsection 954N(1) of
the Corporations Law of another jurisdiction in respect of a
failure to pay an amount, SEGC must not allow a claim under the
corresponding subsection of the Corporations Law of this
jurisdiction that relates to the same failure.
"(2) If SEGC allows a claim under section 954P of the
Corporations Law of this or another jurisdiction in respect of a
failure to transfer securities, SEGC must not allow a claim, or
another claim, as the case requires, under section 954P of the
Corporations Law of this jurisdiction that relates to the same failure.

"Division 6C - Transfer delivery service guarantees
Interpretation
"954W. In this Division:
`claim' means a claim under this Division against SEGC;
`claimable obligation' means:
(a) an obligation to transfer securities under an agreement
for the purchase of securities, where the purchase is, for the
purposes of Division 6, a reportable transaction; or
(b) an obligation to transfer securities under a replacement
agreement in relation to an agreement of the kind referred to in
paragraph (a) that has been novated; or
(c) an obligation to transfer securities under a guaranteed
securities loan; or
(d) an obligation to transfer securities under a replacement
agreement in relation to a guaranteed securities loan that has
been novated; or
(e) an obligation to transfer securities that arose as
mentioned in paragraph 954P(1)(b);
`discharge', in relation to an obligation, means:
(a) except in the case of a purchase obligation - discharge
the whole or a part of the obligation; or
(b) in the case of a purchase obligation - discharge the
whole of the obligation;
`purchase obligation' means an obligation of the kind referred
to in paragraph (a) of the definition of `claimable obligation'.

Claims in respect of default by TDS nominee
"954X.(1) This section applies if:
(a) a person or partnership (in this Division called the
`transferor') is obliged to transfer securities of a particular
kind to, or as directed by, another person or partnership (in
this Division called the `transferee'); and
(b) the obligation is a claimable obligation; and
(c) for the purpose of discharging the obligation, the transferor:
(i) elects, in accordance with the transfer delivery service
provisions of a participating exchange, to bring about a
transfer of a particular number of securities of that kind to,
or as directed by, the transferee by the means provided for in
those provisions; and
(ii) for the purpose of so bringing about the transfer,
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nominee; and
(d) for the purpose of bringing about the transfer of
securities referred to in subparagraph (c)(i) by the means
provided for in those provisions, the TDS nominee later purports
to transfer that number of securities of that kind to, or as
directed by, the transferee; and
(e) the TDS nominee is in default under the transfer delivery
service provisions because the transfer documents in relation to
the purported transfer, so far as they relate to a particular
number of securities of that kind (in this Division called the
`default securities'), are not sufficient for the purpose
referred to in subsection 924(2); and
(f) if the obligation is a purchase obligation - the
transferee has paid, or is ready, willing and able to pay, to
the transferor, under the agreement for the purchase, the
consideration for the purchase.
"(2) If the participating exchange has not taken action as
mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) or (b), the transferee (even if it
is the participating exchange) may, subject to section 954ZB,
make a claim in respect of the TDS nominee's default.
"(3) If the participating exchange has, for the purpose of
remedying the TDS nominee's default:
(a) where the participating exchange is also the transferee -
obtained marketable securities of the same kind and number as
the default securities; or
(b) otherwise - transferred securities of the same kind and
number as the default securities to, or as directed by, the transferee;
the following provisions have effect:
(c) unless the participating exchange is also the transferee
- the participating exchange is subrogated to all the rights and
remedies of the transferee in relation to the purported transfer
of securities by the TDS nominee;
(d) the participating exchange may, subject to section 954ZB,
make a claim in respect of its actions to remedy the default;
(e) any claim made under subsection (2) in respect of the TDS
nominee's default is taken not to have been entitled to be made.
"(4) A person or partnership may make a single claim under
subsection (2) or (3) in respect of 2 or more defaults.
"(5) A claim made under subsection (4) is to be treated for
the purposes of sections 954Z and 954ZA as if it were a separate
claim in respect of each of the defaults to which it relates.
"(6) Entitlement to make a claim in respect of a claimable
obligation is not affected by a person or partnership ceasing
after the obligation arose to be a member organisation of a
participating exchange.

How and when claim to be made
"954Y.(1) A claim must be in writing and must be served on
SEGC within 6 months after the day on which the claimant became
entitled to make the claim.
"(2) A claim that is not made within the period required by
subsection (1) is barred unless the Board otherwise determines.

How claim under subsection 954X(2) is to be satisfied
"954Z.(1) Subject to section 954ZC, SEGC must allow a claim
under subsection 954X(2) if the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) if paragraph 954X(1)(f) applies - the claimant has:
(i) paid to the transferor; or
(ii) for the purposes of the claim, paid to SEGC;
the consideration, under the agreement for the purchase, for the
purchase.
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), if SEGC allows the claim, it
must transfer to, or as directed by, the claimant securities of
the same kind and number as the default securities.
"(3) If the Board is satisfied that it is not reasonably
practicable for SEGC to obtain securities of the same kind and
number as the default securities within the pre-cash settlement
period, SEGC must satisfy the claim by paying to the claimant
the amount that, as at the time when the Board decides that it
is so satisfied, is the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the
claimant in respect of the TDS nominee's default.
"(4) In working out the amount of the actual pecuniary loss
suffered in respect of the TDS nominee's default, regard may be
had to the cost to the claimant of any securities of the same
kind as the default securities that the claimant obtained
because the TDS nominee failed to transfer the default securities.
"(5) In this section:
`pre-cash settlement period' means:
(a) if the business rules of the participating exchange
concerned, as in force when the Board allows the claim,
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relation to a class of claims that includes the claim - that
period; or
(b) otherwise - such period as the Board, having regard to
all the circumstances of the claim, considers reasonable.

How claim under subsection 954X(3) is to be satisfied
"954ZA.(1) Subject to section 954ZD, SEGC must allow a claim
under subsection 954X(3) if the Board is satisfied that:
(a) the claimant is entitled to make the claim; and
(b) if paragraph 954X(1)(f) applies - the transferee has paid
to the transferor the consideration payable, under the agreement
for the purchase, for the purchase; and
(c) the claimant has paid or transferred to SEGC any money or
property it has obtained because of the right of subrogation
given by paragraph 954X(3)(c) in relation to the purported
transfer of securities by the TDS nominee.
"(2) If SEGC allows the claim, it must pay to the claimant
the amount that, as at the time when the claim is allowed, is
the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the claimant because of
the actions it has taken to remedy the TDS nominee's default.
"(3) In working out the amount of the actual pecuniary loss
suffered in respect of actions taken by the claimant to remedy
the TDS nominee's default, regard may be had to the cost to the
claimant of obtaining the securities obtained or transferred as
mentioned in paragraph 954X(3)(a) or (b), as the case requires.
"(4) Money or property paid or transferred to SEGC under
paragraph (1)(c) forms part of the Fund.

Nexus with this jurisdiction
"954ZB. A person or partnership may not make a claim under
subsection 954X(2) or (3) unless:
(a) in the case of the participating exchange referred to in
that subsection - the participating exchange was carrying on
business in this jurisdiction on the day of the purported
transfer referred to in paragraph 954X(1)(d); or
(b) otherwise:
(i) the person or partnership was carrying on a securities
business in this jurisdiction on the day of the purported
transfer referred to in paragraph 954X(1)(d); or
(ii) if the person or partnership was not so carrying on such
a business and was not carrying on a securities business in any
other jurisdiction on that day - the last securities business
that the person or partnership carried on in a jurisdiction
before that day was carried on in this jurisdiction.

Preventing double recovery
"954ZC. If SEGC allows a claim under section 954X of the
Corporations Law of this or another jurisdiction in respect of a
purported transfer of securities, SEGC must not allow, under
section 954X of the Corporations Law of this jurisdiction, a
claim, or another claim, as the case requires that relates to
the same purported transfer.".

Section 959:
Repeal the section, substitute:
How and when claim may be made
"959.(1) A claim must:
(a) be in writing; and
(b) be served on SEGC:
(i) if a notice under subsection (4) applies to the claim -
before the end of the last application day specified in the
notice; or
(ii) in any other case - within 6 months after the day on
which the claimant first became aware that the claimant had
suffered loss as a result of the unauthorised execution.
"(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a notice under
subsection (4) applies to a claim if the claim is in respect of
an unauthorised execution, by the dealer named in the notice,
during the applicable period specified in the notice.
"(3) A claim that is not served on SEGC by the time required
by paragraph (1)(b) is barred unless the Board otherwise determines.
"(4) SEGC may publish, in each State and Territory in a daily
newspaper circulating in that State or Territory, a notice that:
(a) is in the prescribed form; and
(b) names a particular dealer; and
(c) requires that all claims in respect of unauthorised
executions, by the named dealer, during a period (in this
section called the `applicable period') specified in the notice
in accordance with subsection (5) must be served on SEGC before
the day (in this section called the `last application day')
specified in the notice in accordance with subsection (6).
"(5) The applicable period must be a period that starts and
ends before:
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- the day on which the notice is published; or
(b) in any other case - the first day on which the notice is
published.
"(6) The last application day must be at least 3 months after:
(a) if each publication of the notice occurs on the same day
- the day on which the notice is published; or
(b) in any other case - the last day on which the notice is published.
"(7) SEGC, a member of the Board and any employee of, or
person acting on behalf of, SEGC each have qualified privilege
in respect of the publication of a notice under subsection (4).".

Paragraph 961A(b):
(a) After "such a business" insert "and was not carrying
on a securities business in any other jurisdiction on that day".
(b) After "carried on" insert "in a jurisdiction".

Paragraph 966A(b):
(a) After "such a business" insert "and was not carrying
on a securities business in any other jurisdiction on that day".
(b) After "carried on" insert "in a jurisdiction".

Division 9 of Part 7.10 (heading):
Omit the heading, substitute:
"Division 9 - General provisions relating to claims".

After section 970:
Insert:
Claimant may be required to exercise right of set-off
"970A. If:
(a) a person (in this section called the `claimant') has made
a claim in respect of a liability of another person (in this
section called the `defaulter'); and
(b) the claimant has a right, whether under an agreement or
otherwise, to set off a liability of the claimant to the
defaulter against the liability referred to in paragraph (a);
SEGC may refuse to allow the claim until the claimant has
exercised the right.

Effect of set-off on claim
"970B.(1) If:
(a) SEGC allows a claim by a person (in this section called
the `claimant') in respect of a liability of another person (in
this section called the `defaulter'); and
(b) the liability of the defaulter to the claimant has been
reduced, by an amount of money or a number of securities (in
this section called the `set-off reduction'), because of:
(i) the exercise by the claimant or the defaulter of a right
of set-off, whether under an agreement or otherwise; or
(ii) the operation of an agreement so far as it provides for
the automatic set-off of liabilities; and
(c) but for this section, the reduction of the defaulter's
liability would not be taken into account when working out the
obligations of SEGC in respect of the claim;
this section applies for the purposes of working out those obligations.
"(2) If:
(a) SEGC is required to satisfy the claim by paying an
amount; and
(b) the set-off reduction consists of an amount;
the amount SEGC must pay in respect of the claim is reduced by
the amount of the set-off reduction.
"(3) If:
(a) SEGC is required to satisfy the claim by paying an
amount; and
(b) the set-off reduction consists of a number of securities; then:
(c) the Board must work out the value of the securities; and
(d) the amount SEGC must pay in respect of the claim is
reduced by the value worked out under paragraph (c).
"(4) If:
(a) SEGC is required to satisfy the claim by transferring
securities of a particular kind; and
(b) the set-off reduction consists of a number of securities
of that kind;
the number of securities that SEGC must transfer in respect of
the claim is reduced by the number referred to in paragraph (b).
"(5) If:
(a) SEGC is required to satisfy the claim by transferring
securities of a particular kind; and
(b) the set-off reduction consists of a number of securities
that are not of that kind; then:
(c) the Board must work out:
(i) the value of the securities that constitute the set-off
reduction; and
(ii) the number of securities of the kind referred to in
paragraph (a) that are equal in value to the value worked out
under subparagraph (i); and

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(d) the number of securities that SEGC is required to
transfer in respect of the claim is reduced by the number worked
out under subparagraph (c)(ii).
"(6) If:
(a) SEGC is required to satisfy the claim by transferring
securities of a particular kind; and
(b) the set-off reduction consists of an amount of money; then:
(c) the Board must work out the number of securities of that
kind that are equal in value to that amount; and
(d) the number of securities that SEGC must transfer in
respect of the claim is reduced by the number worked out under
paragraph (c).".

Subsection 972(1):
Omit "prescribed", substitute "determined in writing by the Board".

After subsection 972(1):
Insert:
"(1A) A rate of interest determined by the Board for the
purposes of subsection (1):
(a) must not exceed the rate that, when the determination is
made, is fixed by Rules of Court for the purposes of paragraph
52(2)(a) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976; and
(b) must not be less than 5% per year.
"(1B) As soon as practicable after determining a rate of
interest for the purposes of subsection (1), the Board must
cause a copy of the determination to be published in the Gazette.".

After section 972:
Insert:
Discretion to pay amounts not received etc. because of failure
to transfer securities
"972A.(1) If the Board is satisfied that:
(a) a person or partnership (in this section called the
`defaulter') has failed to discharge an obligation to transfer
securities to another person or partnership (in this section
called the `entitled entity'); and
(b) the entitled entity:
(i) has made a claim under Division 6, 6A, 6B or 6C in
respect of the failure and has had securities transferred to it,
or an amount paid to it, in satisfaction of the claim; or
(ii) unless it is a participating exchange - would have been
entitled to make a claim under Division 6B or 6C in respect of
the failure if a participating exchange had not transferred
securities to it for the purpose of remedying the failure; or
(iii) if it is a participating exchange - would have been
entitled to make a claim under Division 6C in respect of the
failure if it had not obtained securities for the purpose of
remedying the failure; and
(c) if the defaulter had duly transferred securities in
accordance with the obligation, an amount would have been paid,
or property would have been transferred, to the entitled entity
as the holder of the securities; and
(d) the entitled entity has not received, and is not entitled
to receive (otherwise than from the defaulter):
(i) the amount or property; or
(ii) an equivalent amount or equivalent property in respect
of securities transferred or obtained as mentioned in paragraph
(b); and
(e) if subparagraph (b)(i) applies and an amount has been
paid in satisfaction of the claim - the amount paid does not
adequately compensate the entitled entity for the loss of the
amount or property referred to in paragraph (c);
the Board may determine in writing that there be paid to the
entitled entity, in respect of the loss of the amount or
property referred to in paragraph (c), a specified amount that
the Board considers to be fair and reasonable in all the circumstances.
"(2) If a determination is made under subsection (1), SEGC
must pay to the entitled entity the amount specified in it.".

Paragraph 973(1)(a):
Omit "or 952(3)", substitute ", 952(3), 954G(2), 954S(2) or
954Z(2)".

Subsection 973(3):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(3) If:
(a) SEGC buys securities for the purpose of complying, in
relation to a claim, with a provision referred to in paragraph
(1)(a); and
(b) SEGC satisfies the claim by paying an amount to the claimant;
SEGC must, as soon as practicable after satisfying the claim,
sell the securities and pay the proceeds of the sale into the Fund.
"(4) In this section:
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Division 6A, other than amounts of money.".

Paragraph 977(1)(a):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(a) a cash settlement provision requires SEGC to pay an
amount in respect of a claim; and".

Paragraph 977(1)(b):
Omit "person", substitute "claimant".

After subsection 977(1):
Insert:
"(1A) Where:
(a) in relation to a claim, paragraph 970B(3)(c), (5)(c) or
(6)(c) requires the Board to work out the value of securities,
or the number of securities that are equal in value to some
other value or amount; and
(b) the value or number cannot be determined by agreement
between the Board and the claimant;
the value or number is to be determined by arbitration in
accordance with this section.".

Section 977:
Add at the end:
"(7) In this section:
`cash settlement provision' means section 953, subsection
954G(3), 954H(2), 954R(2), 954S(3), 954T(2), 954Z(3) or
954ZA(2), section 960 or subsection 964(1) or (2) of the
Corporations Law of this jurisdiction.".

After subsection 979(1):
Insert:
"(1A) The Board may, for the purposes of section 970A or
970B, by notice in writing served on a person, require the
person to give SEGC specified information relating to the
existence or exercise of rights of set-off.".

Subsection 979(2):
After "(1)" insert "or (1A)".

After subsection 980(1):
Insert:
"(1A) Where SEGC allows a claim under section 950 in respect
of a purchase the agreement for which has been novated, SEGC is
subrogated to all the rights and remedies of the claimant in
relation to the replacement agreement or agreements.
"(1B) Where SEGC allows a claim under Division 6A in respect
of an obligation under a guaranteed securities loan, SEGC is
subrogated to all the claimant's rights and remedies in relation
to that obligation.
"(1C) Where SEGC allows a claim under section 954D in respect
of an obligation under a guaranteed securities loan that has
been novated, SEGC is subrogated to all the claimant's rights
and remedies in relation to the obligation, under a replacement
agreement, that replaced the first-mentioned obligation.
"(1D) Where SEGC allows a claim under subsection 954N(1) or
954P(2) in respect of an obligation to pay an amount or to
transfer securities, SEGC is subrogated to all the claimant's
rights and remedies in relation to that obligation.
"(1E) Where SEGC allows a claim under subsection 954P(3) in
respect of a failure to transfer securities, SEGC is subrogated
to all the rights and remedies that the claimant has in relation
to that failure because of the subrogation effected by paragraph
954P(3)(a).
"(1F) Where SEGC allows a claim under subsection 954Y(2) in
respect of a purported transfer of securities, SEGC is
subrogated to all the claimant's rights and remedies in relation
to that purported transfer.
"(1G) Where SEGC allows a claim under subsection 954Y(3) in
respect of a purported transfer of securities, SEGC is
subrogated to:
(a) if the claimant is also the transferee referred to in
that subsection - all the claimant's rights and remedies in
relation to that purported transfer; or
(b) otherwise - all the rights and remedies that the claimant
has in relation to that purported transfer because of the
subrogation effected by paragraph 954Y(3)(c).".

Subsection 980(5):
After "6," insert "6A, 6B, 6C,".

Subsection 983(2) (definition of "claim"):
After "6," insert "6A, 6B, 6C,".

After section 983:
Insert in Division 9 of Part 7.10:
Power of Commission to modify effect of claims Divisions
"983A.(1) The Commission may, in writing, declare that the
provisions of a claims Division are to have effect in their
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particular class of transactions, either generally or as
otherwise provided in the declaration, as if specified
modifications were made to the provisions.
"(2) A declaration may relate to transactions whether entered
into before or after the making of the declaration.
"(3) A declaration has effect accordingly.
"(4) The Commission must cause a copy of a declaration to be
published in the Gazette.
"(5) A reference in this section to the provisions of a
claims Division includes a reference to regulations made for the
purposes of the provisions, or any of the provisions, of the Division.
"(6) In this section:
`claims Division' means Division 6, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7 or 8.".

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Section 6
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO FUNDRAISING
Section 9 (definition of "minimum subscription"):
(a) Omit "to the public".
(b) Omit "or for which the public are invited to
subscribe", substitute ", or in relation to which an
invitation to subscribe has been issued".

Section 9:
Insert:
" `excluded prospectus', in relation to securities of a body
corporate, means a primary prospectus in relation to the
securities where:
(a) each offer of any of the securities for subscription that
is contained in the prospectus is an excluded offer; and
(b) each invitation to subscribe for any of the securities
that is contained in the prospectus is an excluded invitation;
`primary prospectus', in relation to securities of a body
corporate, means a written notice or other instrument:
(a) inviting applications to subscribe for the securities; or
(b) offering the securities for subscription;
and includes a document that is taken because of paragraph
1030(1)(a) to be a primary prospectus in relation to the securities;
`secondary prospectus', in relation to securities of a body
corporate, means a written notice or other instrument:
(a) inviting offers to buy the securities; or
(b) offering the securities for purchase;
but does not include a document that is taken because of
paragraph 1030(1)(a) to be a primary prospectus in relation to
the securities;
`seller', in relation to a secondary prospectus in relation to
securities of a body corporate, means the person inviting offers
to buy the securities, or offering the securities for purchase;".

Section 96:
Repeal the section.

Paragraph 244(1)(a):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(a) issues a primary prospectus (other than an excluded
prospectus) in relation to shares in the company; and".

After section 993:
Insert in Part 7.11:
"Division 1 - Interpretation
Interpretation - statement in a prospectus
"994. For the purposes of this Part, a statement is taken to
be in a prospectus if it is:
(a) contained in a report or memorandum that appears on the
face of, or is issued with, the prospectus; or
(b) incorporated by reference in the prospectus, whether the
reference occurs in the prospectus or in any other document.".

After subsection 996(1):
Insert:
"(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a
statement or omission that is material only in respect of an
excluded offer or excluded invitation.".

Subsection 1006(2):
Omit "The", substitute "If the prospectus is a primary
prospectus, the".

Paragraph 1006(2)(e):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(e) if the prospectus includes a statement that purports
to be, or to be based on, a statement made by an expert and the
expert gave consent under section 1032 to the issue of the
prospectus - that expert;".

After subsection 1006(2):
Insert:
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reference in subsection 1005(1) to any person involved in the
contravention includes a reference to all or any of the
following persons:
(a) the seller;
(b) if the seller is a corporation - a person who was a
director of the corporation at the time of the issue of the prospectus;
(c) if the prospectus includes a statement that purports to
be, or to be based on, a statement made by an expert and the
expert gave consent under section 1032 to the issue of the
prospectus - that expert;
(d) a person named, with the consent of the person, in the
prospectus as stockbroker, sharebroker or underwriter of the
seller or for or in relation to the sale of the securities;
(e) a person named, with the consent of the person, in the
prospectus as an auditor, banker or solicitor of the seller or
for or in relation to the sale of the securities;
(f) a person named, with the consent of the person, in the
prospectus as having performed or performing any function in a
professional, advisory or other capacity not mentioned in
paragraph (c), (d) or (e) for the seller or in relation to the
sale of the securities.".

Section 1007:
After "1006(2)" insert "or (2A)".

Subsection 1008(1):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(1) A person referred to in paragraph 1006(2)(b) or (c) or
(2A)(b) is not, in the circumstances set out in the following
provisions of this section, liable in an action under section
1005 to a person who suffered loss or damage as a result of a
false or misleading statement in, or an omission from, the prospectus.".

Subsection 1008(2):
Omit "The", substitute "If the person is a person referred
to in paragraph 1006(2)(c), the".

Subsection 1008(4):
After "statement in" insert ", or omission from,".

Subsection 1008(5):
Omit the subsection.

After section 1008:
Insert:
Directors not liable where they have reasonable grounds for
believing prospectus to be correct
"1008A.(1) A person referred to in paragraph 1006(2)(b) or
(c) or (2A)(b) is not, in the circumstances set out in the
following provisions of this section, liable in an action under
section 1005 to a person who suffered loss or damage as a result
of:
(a) a false or misleading statement (in this section called
the `defective statement') in the prospectus; or
(b) an omission from a statement (in this section also called
the `defective statement') in the prospectus.
"(2) If the defective statement:
(a) purports to be, or to be based on, a statement made by an
expert; or
(b) is contained in what purports to be a copy of, or extract
from, a report or valuation of an expert;
the person is not liable if it is proved that:
(c) the defective statement fairly represented the statement
referred to in paragraph (a), or the purported copy or extract
was a correct and fair copy of, or extract from, the report or
valuation, as the case may be; and
(d) the person, after making such inquiries (if any) as were
reasonable, had reasonable grounds to believe, and did believe
until the time of the allotment, issue or sale of the
securities, that the person who made the statement referred to
in paragraph (a), or who made the report or valuation, as the
case may be:
(i) was competent to make it; and
(ii) had given the consent required by section 1032 to the
issue of the prospectus; and
(iii) had not withdrawn that consent.
"(3) If the defective statement:
(a) purports to be a statement made by an official person; or
(b) is contained in what purports to be a copy of, or extract
from, a public official document;
the person is not liable if it is proved that the defective
statement fairly represented the statement referred to in
paragraph (a), or that the purported copy or extract was a
correct and fair copy of, or extract from, the document, as the
case may be.
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applies in relation to the defective statement, the person is
not liable if it is proved that he or she, after making such
inquiries (if any) as were reasonable, had reasonable grounds to
believe, and did believe until the time of the allotment, issue
or sale of the securities:
(a) if paragraph (1)(a) applies - that the defective
statement was true and not misleading; or
(b) if paragraph (1)(b) applies - that there were no material
omissions from the defective statement.".

Subsection 1009(1):
Omit the subsection.

Subsection 1009(2):
After "(h)" insert "or (2A)(c), (e) or (f)".

Paragraph 1009(2)(a):
Omit "an expert", substitute "a person referred to in that
paragraph, or to be based on a statement made by the person as a
person referred to in that paragraph".

After paragraph 1009(2)(a):
Insert:
"(ba) in the case of a person referred to in paragraph
1006(2)(e) or (2A)(c) - an omission of any material matter from
a statement in the prospectus purporting to be made by the
person as a person referred to in paragraph 1006(2)(e) or
(2A)(c), as the case may be, or to be based on a statement made
by the person as such a person; or".

Paragraph 1009(2)(b):
(a) Before "an omission" insert "in the case of a person
referred to in paragraph 1006(2)(g) or (h) or (2A)(e) or (f) - ".
(b) Omit "an expert", substitute "a person referred to in
paragraph 1006(2)(g) or (h) or (2A)(e) or (f), as the case may
be".

Subsection 1009(3):
(a) After "l006(2)(e)" insert "or (2A)(c)".
(b) After "statement" (first occurring) insert "in, or an
omission from, the prospectus".

Paragraph 1009(3)(b):
After "statement," insert "or of the omission, as the case
may be,".

Paragraph 1009(3)(c):
Omit "that the statement was true and not misleading.",
substitute:
"that:
(i) if the action is in respect of a false or misleading
statement - the statement was true and not misleading; or
(ii) if the action is in respect of an omission from a
statement - there were no material omissions from the statement.".

Subsection 1009(4):
After "(h)" insert "or (2A)(e) or (f)".

Subsection 1009(4):
After "statement" (first occurring) insert "in, or an
omission from, the prospectus".

Paragraph 1009(4)(a):
After "statement," insert "or of the omission, as the case
may be,".

Paragraph 1009(4)(b):
Omit "that" (first occurring), substitute "in the case of a
statement - that".

Subsection 1009(4):
Add at the end:
"; or (c) in the case of an omission - that the person, after
making such inquiries (if any) as were reasonable, had
reasonable grounds to believe, and did until the time of the
allotment, issue or sale of the securities believe, that there
were no omissions from the prospectus of material matters for
which the person was responsible in the person's capacity as a
person referred to in paragraph 1006(2)(g) or (h) or (2A)(e) or
(f), as the case may be, and that the person was competent to
act in that capacity.".

Subsections 1010(1) and (2):
After "or (h)" insert "or (2A)(d), (e) or (f)".

Subsection 1011(1):
After "(f)" insert "or (2A)(a) or (d)".

Subparagraph 1017A(3)(b)(iii) and paragraph 1017A(4)(b):
After "corporation" (last occurring) insert "or of a body
corporate that is related to the corporation".

Paragraph 1018(5)(b):
After "occasion" insert "(if any)".

After subsection 1018(7):
Insert:
"(7A) For the purposes of this section, securities of a

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corporation are not taken to have stopped being listed for
quotation on a stock market of a stock exchange merely because
of a temporary suspension of quotation of the securities.
"(7B) If, while quotation of securities of a corporation on a
stock market of a stock exchange is suspended, the corporation
ceases to be included in an official list of the stock exchange,
the securities are taken, for the purposes of this section, to
have stopped being listed for quotation on a stock market of the
stock exchange when the corporation ceased to be so included.
"(7C) Subsection (7B) does not limit the circumstances in
which securities may be taken to have stopped being listed securities.".

Section 1020:
After "the issue of" insert ", or a form of offer to buy,".

Subsection 1021(5):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(5) The prospectus must contain a statement:
(a) in the case of a primary prospectus - that no securities
will be allotted or issued; or
(b) in the case of a secondary prospectus - that no
securities will be sold;
on the basis of the prospectus later than 6 months after the
date of issue of the prospectus.".

Subsection 1021(6):
Omit "The prospectus shall", substitute "If the prospectus
is a primary prospectus, it must".

After subsection 1021(6):
Insert:
"(6A) If the prospectus is a secondary prospectus and the
seller is not a corporation, the prospectus must include an
address in Australia for the purposes of section 1029A.".

Subsection 1021(8):
Add at the end:
"; (d) primary prospectuses;
(e) secondary prospectuses.".

Subsection 1021(9):
Omit the subsection.

Subsection 1021(13):
Omit "The prospectus shall", substitute "If the prospectus
is a primary prospectus, it must".

After subsection 1021(13):
Insert:
"(13A) If the prospectus is a secondary prospectus, it must
be signed by the seller.".

Paragraph 1022(2)(a):
Before "any" insert "if the prospectus is a primary prospectus - ".

After paragraph 1022(2)(a):
Insert:
"(ba) if the prospectus is a secondary prospectus:
(i) if the seller is a natural person - any person referred
to in any of paragraphs 1006(2A)(a) to (f) inclusive; or
(ii) if the seller is a corporation - any person referred to
in any of paragraphs 1006(2A)(b) to (f) inclusive; or".

Paragraph 1022(2)(b):
Before "any" insert "in any case - ".

After section 1022:
Insert:
Conditions requiring waiver of requirements etc. void
"1022A. A condition is void if it:
(a) requires or binds an applicant for, or buyer of,
securities of a corporation to waive compliance with any
requirement of section 1021 or 1022; or
(b) purports to affect an applicant for, or buyer of,
securities of a corporation with notice of any contract,
document or matter not specifically referred to in the prospectus.".

Subsection 1023(1):
Omit all the words before "contain", substitute "A primary
prospectus in relation to debentures of a corporation must".

Subsection 1023(2):
Omit "an invitation or offer referred to in subsection (1),
a", substitute "a primary prospectus in relation to debentures
of a corporation, the".

Paragraph 1024(1)(b):
After "issued" insert ", or sold, as the case requires,".

Subsection 1024(3):
After "1006(2)" insert ", or 1006(2A), as the case requires,".

Paragraph 1024(4)(a):
After "1006(2)" insert ", or 1006(2A), as the case requires".

Subsection 1024(7):
(a) Omit "96" substitute "994".
(b) After "(13)" insert ", (13A)".

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(c) After "1029," insert "1029A,".

Paragraph 1025(2)(e):
Omit "or purchase of".

Paragraph 1025(3)(a):
Omit "or purchase".

Paragraph 1025(3)(b):
Omit "or buy".

Subparagraph 1025(3)(c)(i):
Before "prospectus" insert "primary".

Subparagraph 1025(3)(c)(ii):
Omit "or purchase".

Subparagraph 1025(3)(c)(iii):
Omit "or buy".

Subparagraph 1025(3)(c)(iv):
Before "prospectus" insert "primary".

Subparagraph 1026(2)(c)(ii):
(a) Omit "or purchase".
(b) Omit "or buy".

Subsection 1026(3):
Before "prospectus" insert "primary".

After section 1027:
Insert:
Application of sections 1025, 1026 and 1027 to sales of
securities
"1027A. The regulations may provide for the application of
sections 1025, 1026 and 1027, with prescribed modifications, in
relation to:
(a) an offer, or intended offer, of securities of a
corporation, for purchase; or
(b) an invitation, or intended invitation, to buy securities
of a corporation; or
(c) a secondary prospectus in relation to securities of a
corporation.".

Section 1029:
Omit "which a", substitute "whose securities a primary".

After section 1029:
Insert:
Secondary prospectuses - documents to be kept
"1029A.(1) The seller in relation to a secondary prospectus
in relation to securities of a corporation must cause:
(a) a true copy, verified by a statement in writing, of any
consent required by section 1032 to the issue of the prospectus; and
(b) a true copy, verified by a statement in writing, of every
material contract referred to in the prospectus or, in the case
of such a contract that is not reduced to writing, a memorandum,
verified by a statement in writing, giving full particulars of
the contract;
to be deposited at the relevant address within 7 days after
lodgment of the prospectus.
"(2) The seller must cause the copies of the documents so
deposited to be kept at the relevant address for at least 6
months after lodgment of the prospectus and, during that period,
must allow any person to inspect the copies without charge.
"(3) In this section:
`relevant address' means:
(a) if the seller is a corporation - the registered office
of the corporation; or
(b) in any other case - the address specified in the
prospectus for the purposes of this section.".

Subsection 1030(1):
Omit "Where", substitute "Subject to subsection (1A), where".

Paragraph 1030(1)(a):
After "be a" insert "primary".

After subsection 1030(1):
Insert:
"(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to an offer
for sale, or an invitation to make an offer to buy, if:
(a) the offer or invitation is made or issued at an official
meeting of a securities exchange in the ordinary course of
trading on a stock market of that securities exchange; and
(b) a sale resulting from the acceptance of the offer, or
from the acceptance of an offer made because of the invitation,
as the case may be, would not be a transaction that, when
reported to the securities exchange, would, under the securities
exchange's business rules or listing rules, be described as `special'.".

Subsection 1030(7):
After "section" insert "(other than subsection (1A))".

Subsection 1031(1):
(a) Before "is void" insert ", or any sale, whenever made,
pursuant to the prospectus, as the case requires,".

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(b) Omit "the corporation", substitute "the responsible person".

Subsection 1031(2):
Omit "a corporation", substitute "a person".

Paragraph 1031(2)(b):
After "if " (first occurring) insert "the person is a
corporation and".

Subsection 1031(3):
Omit all the words after "application of", substitute "the
responsible person in relation to the prospectus concerned made
before any security is purported to be allotted or issued, or
sold, as the case requires, as mentioned in subsection (1),
exempt the allotment or issue, or the sale, as the case may be,
of the securities from the operation of this section.".

Subsection 1031(5):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(5) Without limiting the application of any of the
provisions of this section apart from this subsection, this
section applies, in relation to securities agreed to be taken by
a person underwriting an offer of, or invitation in relation to,
those securities that is contained in a prospectus, as if the
person had applied for those securities pursuant to the prospectus.".

Subsection 1031(6):
(a) Omit "corporation that", substitute "person who".
(b) Omit "corporation is", substitute "person is".

Subsection 1031(7):
After "directors" insert "of the corporation referred to in
subsection (1)".

Subsection 1031(9):
Omit "inviting persons to subscribe for, or offering to
accept subscriptions for,", substitute "in relation to".

Subsection 1031(10):
After "applicant for" insert ", or buyer of,".

Subsection 1031(11):
Insert:
" `responsible person', in relation to a prospectus in relation
to securities of a corporation, means:
(a) in the case of a primary prospectus - the corporation;
or
(b) in the case of a secondary prospectus - the seller in
relation to the secondary prospectus.".

Subsection 1033(1):
Omit all the words after "direct", substitute:
"that:
(a) if the prospectus is a primary prospectus - no further
securities to which the prospectus relates be allotted or
issued; or
(b) if the prospectus is a secondary prospectus - no further
securities be sold pursuant to the prospectus.".

Paragraph 1033(7)(b):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(b) if the order relates to a primary prospectus - a
person is not entitled to lodge a further primary prospectus in
relation to the securities, other than a supplementary
prospectus under section 1024; and
(c) if the order relates to a secondary prospectus - a
person is not entitled to lodge a further secondary prospectus
in relation to securities that are or include any of the
securities to which the first-mentioned secondary prospectus
relates, unless:
(i) the seller in relation to the further secondary
prospectus is not, and is not an associate of, the seller in
relation to the first-mentioned secondary prospectus; or
(ii) the further secondary prospectus is a supplementary
prospectus under section 1024.".

Subsection 1035(1):
Omit "A", substitute "Subject to subsection (1A), a".

After subsection 1035(1):
Insert:
"(1A) Subsection (1) does not prohibit a company from making
an allotment of shares if:
(a) the allotment is an excluded issue; or
(b) the offer or invitation referred to in that subsection is
an excluded offer or an excluded invitation.".

Subsection 1036(1):
Omit all the words before "4 months" (first occurring),
substitute "If subsection 1035(1) still prohibits allotment of
shares at the end of".

Section 1038:
Omit "prospectus", substitute "primary prospectus (other
than an excluded prospectus)".

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Section 1039:
After "applicant for" insert ", or buyer of,".

Section 1040:
(a) Omit "A", substitute "Subject to subsection (2), a".
(b) Omit "prospectus" (first occurring), substitute
"primary prospectus".
(c) Add at the end:
"(2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit a corporation from
making, or an officer or promoter of a proposed corporation from
authorising or permitting, an allotment or issue of securities if:
(a) the allotment or issue is an excluded issue; or
(b) the prospectus referred to in that subsection is an
excluded prospectus.
"(3) The seller in relation to a secondary prospectus must
not sell securities on the basis of the prospectus after the end
of 6 months after the issue of the prospectus.".

Section 1041:
Omit "or issue", substitute ", issue or sale".

Section 1042:
Repeal the section.

Subsection 1043(1):
(a) Omit "Where", substitute "Subject to subsection (3),
where".
(b) Omit "or purchase".
(c) Omit "or buy".

Section 1043:
Add at the end:
"(3) This section does not apply to money paid because of an
excluded offer or an excluded invitation.".

Paragraph 1066(1)(a):
Add at the end "and that approval has not been revoked".

Subsection 1066(2):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(2) Where a deed has ceased after the commencement of this
Division to be an approved deed, section 1065 does not prevent:
(a) a person from asking the management company to do an act
involved in complying with the terms of a buy-back covenant
contained, or taken to be contained, in the deed; or
(b) the management company from doing such an act.".

Subparagraph 1069(1)(e)(iii):
After "keep" insert ", or cause to be kept,".

Paragraph 1069(1)(f):
After "send," insert "or cause to be sent,".

Subsection 1073(1A):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(1A) A person must not contravene:
(a) a covenant contained, or taken to be contained, in a deed
that is, or has at any time been, an approved deed; or
(b) a covenant deemed or taken, because of subsection 1069(7)
or (9A), to be contained in a deed; or
(c) a covenant deemed, because of subsection 1069(8), to be
given by a deed.".

Subsection 1073(2):
Add at the end "by notice in writing given to the management company".

Section 1073:
Add at the end:
"(3) The obligations of the parties to a contract are suspended:
(a) during the period of 21 days after a notice is given
under subsection (2) in relation to the contract; and
(b) during the period beginning when an application is made
under subsection 1073A(1) in relation to a notice so given and
ending when the application, and each appeal (if any) arising
out of it, have been finally determined or otherwise disposed of.
"(4) Subject to an order under subsection 1073A(3), a notice
under subsection (2) of this section takes effect:
(a) unless, within 21 days after the notice is given, the
management company applies under subsection 1073A(1) in relation
to the notice - at the end of those 21 days; or
(b) otherwise - at the end of the period during which the
obligations of the parties to the contract are suspended because
of paragraph (3)(b) of this section.".

After section 1073:
Insert:
Court may affirm voidable contract where breach is not material
"1073A.(1) Within 21 days after a person gives a notice under
subsection 1073(2), the management company may apply to the
Court for an order declaring the notice to have had no effect.
"(2) The Court may extend the period within which the
management company may apply under subsection (1), even if the
notice under subsection 1073(2) has taken effect.

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"(3) If, on an application under subsection (1), the Court is
satisfied that:
(a) the offer or invitation that led to the contract being
entered into contravened section 1018, but only because of a
contravention of Division 2 of Part 7.12 (or of regulations in
force for the purposes of a provision of that Division) that:
(i) was minor or insubstantial; and
(ii) has not materially prejudiced, and is not reasonably
likely to prejudice materially, the interests of the person who
gave the notice under subsection 1073(2); and
(b) in all the circumstances, it is just and equitable to
declare the notice to have had no effect;
the Court may by order so declare.
"(4) On an application under subsection (1), the onus of
proving the matter referred to in subparagraph (3)(a)(ii) is on
the management company.".

Sections 1079 and 1080:
Repeal the sections.

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SCHEDULE 3 Section 7
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO
REGISTRATION NUMBERS OF COMPANIES AND REGISTRABLE BODIES
Section 9:
Omit the definition of "public document", substitute:
" `public document', in relation to a body corporate, has the
meaning given by section 88A;".

Section 9:
Insert:
" `abbreviation', in the case of a reference to a particular
abbreviation containing one or more full stops, has a meaning
affected by section 99A;".

After section 88:
Insert:
Public document of a body corporate
"88A.(1) Subject to this section, `public document', in
relation to a body corporate, means:
(a) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed, issued or
published by or on behalf of, the body that:
(i) when signed, issued or published, is intended to be
lodged or is required by or under this Law or the ASC Law to be
lodged; or
(ii) is signed, issued or published under or for the purposes
of this Law, the ASC Law or any other Australian law; or
(b) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed or issued by
or on behalf of, the body that is signed or issued in the course
of, or for the purposes of, a particular transaction or dealing; or
(c) without limiting paragraph (a) or (b), a business letter,
statement of account, invoice, receipt, order for goods, order
for services or official notice of, or purporting to be signed
or issued by or on behalf of, the body.
"(2) A thing is not a public document of a body corporate if it:
(a) is applied, or is intended or required to be applied:
(i) to goods; or
(ii) to a package, label, reel or thing in or with which
goods are, or are to be, supplied; and
(b) is so applied, or is intended or required to be so
applied, for a purpose connected with the supply of the goods.
"(3) In subsection (2):
`apply to' includes print on, weave in, impress on, work into,
or annex, affix or attach to;
`label' includes a band or ticket;
`package' includes:
(a) a covering, stopper, glass, bottle, vessel, box, capsule,
case, frame or wrapper; or
(b) any other container or thing in which goods are, or are
to be, packed.".

Before section 100:
Insert in Division 8 of Part 1.2:
Abbreviations containing full stops
"99A. A reference to a particular abbreviation containing one
or more full stops includes a reference to that abbreviation
without the full stop, or without one or more of the full stops,
as the case may be.".

Subsection 102A(3):
Omit ", 344,", substitute "or 344, subsection 383C(1) or section".

After subsection 219(3):
Insert:
"(3A) Subsection (3) has effect subject to Division 2 of Part 4.2.".

Subparagraph 362(2)(c)(ii):

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Omit "abbreviated", substitute "abbreviation".

After subsection 362(4):
Insert:
"(4A) Subsection (4) has effect subject to Division 2 of Part 4.2.".

Paragraph 362(9)(b):
Omit "abbreviated", substitute "abbreviation".

Heading to Part 4.2:
Omit the heading, substitute:
"PART 4.2 - NAMES AND REGISTRATION NUMBERS
"Division 1 - Names".
After section 383A:
Insert in Part 4.2:
"Division 2 - Exemptions from requirements to publish registration
numbers
Machine-produced receipts
"383B. Neither of paragraphs 219(3)(a) and 362(4)(a) applies
in relation to a receipt that:
(a) is produced by an electronic, mechanical or other device; and
(b) sets out information reproduced from, or worked out on
the basis of, information entered, recorded or stored in the device.

Transport documents
"383C.(1) On application by a body, the Commission may by
writing exempt the body, or a specified class of bodies that
includes the body, from complying (either generally or as
otherwise specified) with subsection 219(3) or 362(4), as the
case requires, in relation to specified documents.
"(2) However, the Commission may do so only if it is
satisfied that the exemption is necessary or desirable in the
interests of promoting or maintaining consistency in
international practices relating to the form, content or use of
transport documents.
"(3) An application under subsection (1) must:
(a) specify the documents to which the exemption applied for
would relate; and
(b) if the application is for an exemption to be given to a
class of bodies - specify the class; and
(c) set out why, in the applicant's opinion, the exemption
should be given to the body, or to that class, as the case requires.

"(4) Subsection (1) has effect subject to section 102A.
"(5) The Commission may require an applicant under subsection
(1) to give the Commission such further information in relation
to the application as the Commission thinks necessary.
"(6) An exemption may be given subject to specified conditions that,
in the Commission's opinion, are necessary or desirable to ensure that
the registration number of a body to which the exemption relates can
easily be found out by persons to whom the body issues or publishes
documents specified in the exemption.

"(7) For example (but without limitation), an exemption might
be subject to a condition that a body to which the exemption
relates must display its name and registration number in a
particular way at each place where documents specified in the
exemption are issued or published.
"(8) A body to which an exemption relates must not contravene
a condition to which the exemption is subject.
"(9) On application by the Commission, the Court may order a
body to which an exemption relates to comply with a condition:
(a) to which the exemption is subject; and
(b) that the body has contravened.
"(10) The Commission may by writing vary or revoke an exemption.

"(11) An exemption, or a variation or revocation of an
exemption, takes effect on the day when:
(a) the exemption, or the variation or revocation of the
exemption, as the case may be, is given to the body that applied
for the exemption; or
(b) a copy of the exemption, or of the variation or
revocation, as the case may be, is published in the Gazette;
whichever happens later.
"(12) In this section:
`body' means a company or a registrable body;
`document' includes a public document, or an eligible negotiable
instrument, of a body;
`transport document' means a document (for example, but without
limitation, a ticket, waybill or bill of lading) used in
connection with the transportation, by sea, land or air, of
persons, goods or mail.".

Schedule 3:
Insert before "Section 408:":
"Subsection 383C(8):
Penalty: $1,000 or imprisonment for 3 months.".

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SCHEDULE 4 Section 8
AMENDMENTS OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW RELATING TO
REGISTRATION OF CHARGES
Section 9 (paragraph (b) of the definition of "company"):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(b) in Part 3.5 (other than section 273), includes a
registrable body (other than a registrable local body) that is
registered under Division 1 or 2 of Part 4.1 of the Corporations
Law of this jurisdiction; and
(ba) in section 273, includes:
(i) a recognised company; and
(ii) a registered body (other than a registrable local body); and".

Subsection 261(1) (definition of "company"):
Omit the definition.

Subsection 265(4):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Paragraph 265(5)(a):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Subsection 265(5):
Omit "from the entry in the Register", substitute "that was
so entered in relation to the entry".

Paragraph 265(6)(a):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Subsection 265(9):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Subsection 272(1):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Subsection 272(3):
Omit "next to", substitute "in relation to".

Paragraph 273(1)(c):
Omit "a charge", substitute "the charge".

Paragraphs 273(4)(a) and (b):
Omit the paragraphs, substitute:
"(a) do not apply; or
(b) apply, because of the regulations and with the prescribed
modifications (if any);
in relation to specified charges in relation to which notices
must be lodged under this Division.".

Paragraph 275(2)(c):
After "previous law" insert "of this jurisdiction".

Paragraph 275(2)(d):
After "previous law" insert "of this jurisdiction".

Subsection 275(4):
After "previous law" insert "of this jurisdiction".

Section 276:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Charges of bodies to which section 365B applies
"275A.(1) This section applies where, because of section
365B, a registrable body is taken to have been registered under
Division 1 or 2 of Part 4.1.
"(2) This Part (other than this section) applies in relation to the
body, with such modifications as the circumstances require, as if:
(a) this Law had always been in operation; and
(b) the body had been a registered body throughout each
period before 1 January 1991 throughout which it was registered
under a previous law of this jurisdiction relating to foreign
companies within the meaning of that law; and
(c) an act or thing done by or in relation to the body under,
or for the purposes of, a previous law of this jurisdiction
corresponding to a provision of this Part had been done under,
or for the purposes of, that provision; and
(d) a reference in this Part to the Register included a
reference to a register of company charges kept under a previous
law of this jurisdiction corresponding to section 265.
"(3) Nothing in subsection (2) makes a person guilty of a
contravention of this Law in respect of an act or thing done, or
an omission made, before 1 January 1991.
"(4) Subsection (5) applies to each charge on property of the body
that, immediately before 1 January 1991, was registered under a previous
law of this jurisdiction corresponding to this Division.

"(5) The Commission is taken to have entered in the Register
at the beginning of 1 January 1991, in accordance with
subsection 265(2), the time and date, and the particulars,
entered in relation to the charge under the previous law
referred to in subsection (4) of this section.

Charges of Division 3 company
"276. Where, immediately before a Division 3 company's
registration day, a charge on property of the company was
registered under a law corresponding to this Division and was

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not also registered under this Division, the Commission is taken
to have entered in the Register at the beginning of that day, in
accordance with subsection 265(2), the time and date, and the
particulars, entered in relation to the charge under that
corresponding law.

Charges of Division 4 company
"276AA. Where, immediately before a Division 4 company's
registration day:
(a) the company was, because of the definition of `company'
in section 9 of the Corporations Law of another jurisdiction, a
company for the purposes of that section of that Law; and
(b) a charge on property of the company was registered under
Division 2 of Part 3.5 of that Law and was not also registered
under this Division;
the Commission is taken to have entered in the Register at the
beginning of that day, in accordance with subsection 265(2) of
this Law, the time and date, and the particulars, entered in
relation to the charge under Division 2 of Part 3.5 of that Law.".

Section 276A:
Omit "applies", substitute ", and the Corporations
Regulations of that jurisdiction, so far as they have effect for
the purposes of that Part, apply".

CORPORATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT (No. 2) 1991 No. 201 of 1991 - SCHEDULE 5

SCHEDULE 5 Section 9
MISCELLANEOUS SUBSTANTIVE AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
OF THE CORPORATIONS LAW
Section 9 (paragraph (a) of the definition of "clients' segregated
account"):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(a) the person maintains, whether in Australia or
elsewhere, with an Australian bank; and".

Section 85A:
Omit "law", substitue "Law".

Paragraph 224(1)(d):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(d) is convicted as mentioned in subsection 229(3);".

Subsection 240(4):
Omit "each" substitute "one".

Paragraph 318(2)(b):
Omit "members of", substitute "members or".

Section 369:
(a) Omit "that word, is the final word", substitute
"either of those expressions, is the final expression".
(b) Omit "company".

Subsection 408B(1):
Omit "Subject to this Part,".

Subsection 408B(2):
(a) Omit "Subject to this Part,", substitute "For the
purposes of".
(b) Omit "apply in relation to" (last occurring),
substitute "a reference to an entity includes a reference to".

Section 408B:
Add at the end:
"(3) The application that Parts 3.6 and 3.7 have because of
subsections (1) and (2) is subject to this Part.".

Paragraph 874(1)(b):
After "Part" insert "or a corresponding previous law".

Subsection 874(3):
Omit "in Australia (whether in this jurisdiction or not),",
substitute "(whether in Australia or elsewhere),".

After section 955:
Insert:
Extended application of Division to non-marketable securities
"955A.(1) If a declaration by the Commission under subsection
1113A(1) is in force in relation to particular non-marketable
securities, or a particular class of non-marketable securities:
(a) this Division, including the regulations made for the
purposes of the provisions of this Division, applies in relation
to those non-marketable securities, or non-marketable
securities of that class, as if they were securities as defined
in subsection 955(1); and
(b) the Commission may, by writing, declare that this
Division, and regulations made for the purposes of this
Division, are to have effect in relation to their application to
those non-marketable securities, or non-marketable securities of
that class, subject to modifications specified in the declaration.
"(2) A declaration under paragraph (1)(b) has effect accordingly.

"(3) The Commission must cause a copy of a declaration under
paragraph (1)(b) to be published in the Gazette.

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"(4) In this section:
`non-marketable securities' has the same meaning as in section 1113A.".

Subsection 995(4):
Omit "subsection (1)", substitute "subsection (2)".

Subsection 1030(3):
Omit "Act", substitute "Law".

After section 1113:
Insert in Part 7.13:
Power of Commission to extend application of Division 3
"1113A.(1) The Commission may, by writing, declare that
Division 3, and regulations made for the purposes of the
provisions of that Division, are to apply to particular
non-marketable securities, or a particular class of non-marketable
securities, as if those securities, or securities of that class,
were marketable securities or marketable rights within the
meaning of that Division.
"(2) In a declaration under subsection (1), the Commission
may also specify modifications of Division 3, and of regulations
made for the purposes of the provisions of that Division, that
are to have effect in relation to the application of that
Division and those regulations to the non-marketable securities,
or the class of non-marketable securities, to which the
declaration relates.
"(3) A declaration under subsection (1) has effect accordingly.

"(4) The Commission must cause a copy of a declaration under
subsection (1) to be published in the Gazette.
"(5) In this section:
`non-marketable securities' means securities that are not marketable
securities or marketable rights within the meaning of Division 3.".

Paragraph 1224(1)(c):
Omit all the words after "account", substitute "of the person as
required by this Chapter or a corresponding previous law; or".

Subsection 1224(1):
Omit all the words after "specified bank accounts", substitute "that
the person holds or maintains (whether in Australia or elsewhere),
subject to such terms and conditions as the Court imposes".

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SCHEDULE 6 Section 10
COMMENCEMENT AND APPLICATION OF CHANGES TO THE
CORPORATIONS LAW RESULTING FROM THIS ACT
Paragraph 1363(j):
Omit the paragraph.

Part 9.11:
Add at the end:
"Division 3 - Changes resulting from the Corporations
Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991
Commencement of certain changes
"1368.(1) The following provisions of this Law, as in force
after the commencement of section 5 of the Corporations
Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991, are taken to have
commenced on 1 January 1991:
(a) the definition of `property' in subsection 920(1);
(b) subsection 927(5A);
(c) paragraph 961A(b);
(d) paragraph 966A(b).
"(2) The following provisions of this Law, as in force after the
commencement of section 6 of the Corporations Legislation Amendment Act
(No. 2) 1991, are taken to have commenced on 1 January 1991:
(a) subparagraph 1069(1)(e)(iii);
(b) paragraph 1069(1)(f).
"(3) The following provisions of this Law, as in force
immediately after the commencement of section 8 of the
Corporations Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991, are taken
to have commenced on1 January 1991:
(a) paragraphs (b) and (ba) of the definition of `company' in
section 9;
(b) subsection 261(1);
(c) subsections 265(4), (5), (6) and (9);
(d) subsections 272(1) and (3);
(e) subsections 273(1) and (4);
(f) subsections 275(2) and (4);
(g) sections 275A, 276, 276AA and 276A.
"(4) The following provisions of this Law, as in force after
the commencement of section 9 of the Corporations Legislation
Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991, are taken to have commenced on 1
January 1991:
(a) paragraph (a) of the definition of `clients' segregated
account' in section 9;
(b) section 369;
(c) paragraph 874(1)(b);
(d) paragraph 1224(1)(c).

Application of certain changes
"1369.(1) In relation to a claim under Division 7 of Part
7.10 in respect of a loss that a person became aware of before
the commencement of section 5 of the Corporations Legislation
Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991:
(a) section 959 of this Law, as in force after that
commencement, does not apply; and
(b) section 959 of this Law, as in force before that
commencement, continues to apply.
"(2) In relation to a prospectus issued before the
commencement of section 6 of the Corporations Legislation
Amendment Act (No. 2) 1991:
(a) the following Division and sections of this Law, as in
force after that commencement, do not apply:
(i) Division 4 of Part 7.11;
(ii) section 1029;
(iii) section 1029A;
(iv) section 1031;
(v) section 1040;
(vi) section 1041; and
(b) the following Division and sections of this Law as in
force before that commencement continue to apply:
(i) Division 4 of Part 7.11;
(ii) section 1029;
(iii) section 1031;
(iv) section 1040;
(v) section 1041.".
NOTES ABOUT SECTION HEADINGS
1. On the commencement of section 5 of this Act, the headings to
sections 938 and 939 of the Corporations Law set out in section 82 of
the Corporations Act 1989 are altered by omitting "reportable".

2. On the commencement of section 6 of this Act, headings to
sections of the Corporations Law set out in section 82 of the
Corporations Act 1989 are altered as follows:
(a) the heading to section 1008 is omitted and the following heading
is substituted:
"Non-consenting directors not liable";
(b) the heading to section 1009 is altered by adding at the end ",
auditors etc.";
(c) the heading to section 1023 is altered by inserting "primary"
before "prospectuses";
(d) the heading to section 1029 is omitted and the following heading
is substituted:
"Primary prospectuses - documents to be kept";
(e) the heading to section 1038 is altered by inserting "primary"
before "prospectus";
(f) the heading to section 1040 is altered by omitting "or issued" and
substituting ", issued or sold";
(g) the heading to section 1041 is altered by omitting "or issue" and
substituting
", issue or sale".
3. On the commencement of section 7 of this Act, the heading to
section 362 of the Corporations Law set out in section 82 of the
Corporations Act 1989 is altered by omitting "name etc." and
substituting "body's name and registration number".
4. On the commencement of section 9 of this Act, headings to
sections of the Corporations Law set out in section 82 of the
Corporations Act 1989 are altered as follows:
(a) the headings to sections 150 and 151 are altered by
omitting "or 3" and substituting ", 3 or 4";
(b) the heading to section 323 is altered by inserting "or
4" after "3";
(c) the heading to section 1113 is altered by omitting
"Powers" and substituting "General powers".