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Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009

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Act No. 9 of 2009 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to corporations, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008 [2009]
Registered 27 Feb 2009
Date of Assent 25 Feb 2009
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Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009

 

No. 9, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to corporations, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                               3

 


 

 

Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009

No. 9, 2009

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to corporations, and for related purposes

[Assented to 25 February 2009]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Corporations Act 2001

1  Subsection 199A(3) (note 1)

Omit “or 206E”, substitute “, 206E or 206EAA”.

2  At the end of section 206B

Add:

Foreign court orders

             (6)  A person is disqualified from managing corporations if the person is disqualified, under an order made by a court of a foreign jurisdiction that is in force, from:

                     (a)  being a director of a foreign company; or

                     (b)  being concerned in the management of a foreign company.

Definitions

             (7)  In this section:

foreign jurisdiction means a foreign country, or part of a foreign country, prescribed by the regulations as a foreign jurisdiction for the purposes of this section.

3  After section 206E

Insert:

206EAA  Court power of disqualification—disqualification under a law of a foreign jurisdiction

             (1)  On application by ASIC, the Court may disqualify a person from managing corporations for the period that the Court considers appropriate if:

                     (a)  the person is disqualified under the law of a foreign jurisdiction from:

                              (i)  being a director of, or being concerned in the management of, a foreign company; or

                             (ii)  carrying on activities that the Court is satisfied are substantially similar to being a director of, or being concerned in the management of, a foreign company; and

                     (b)  the Court is satisfied that the disqualification under this subsection is justified.

             (2)  In determining what is an appropriate period for which to disqualify the person, the Court may have regard to the period for which the person is disqualified under the law of the foreign jurisdiction.

             (3)  In determining whether the disqualification is justified, the Court may have regard to:

                     (a)  the person’s conduct in relation to the management, business or property of a foreign company; and

                     (b)  any other matters that the Court considers appropriate.

             (4)  In this section:

foreign jurisdiction has the same meaning as in section 206B.

4  Section 206H

After “This Part”, insert “(except for subsection 206B(6) and section 206EAA)”.

5  Paragraph 1274AA(1)(a)

After “206EA”, insert “, 206EAA”.

6  After paragraph 1274AA(2)(aa)

Insert:

                   (ab)  every court order referred to in section 206EAA; and

7  At the end of Chapter 10

Add:

Part 10.11Transitional provisions relating to the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009

  

1485  Application of new subsection 206B(6)

                   The amendments made by item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009 apply to an order made by a court of a foreign jurisdiction on or after the commencement of that item.

1486  Application of new section 206EAA

                   The amendments made by item 3 of Schedule 1 to the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act 2009 apply to a disqualification under a law of a foreign jurisdiction that arises on or after the commencement of that item.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

Senate on 3 December 2008

House of Representatives on 12 February 2009]

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