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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to corporations, business names registration and consumer credit and to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, and for related purposes
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Registered 14 Feb 2019
Introduced HR 13 Feb 2019
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2016‑2017‑2018‑2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Treasury)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to corporations, business names registration and consumer credit and to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to the Registrar                                         5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         5

Business Names Registration Act 2011                                                                   5

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011     18

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                             18

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                                 31

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                      46

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999                              46

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                      55

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                      56

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                          56

Business Names Registration Act 2011                                                                 57

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011     82

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                             90

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                          197

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                               200

National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009     203

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                            204

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                       207

Part 3—Application of amendments                                                                 213

Schedule 2—Director identification numbers                                                   215

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                   215

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                           224

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                          232

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                       233

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to corporations, business names registration and consumer credit and to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 10

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 2, item 11

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 2, item 12

At the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 commences before or on the same day as the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

6.  Schedule 2, item 13

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 2, item 14

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

8.  Schedule 2, item 15

At the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 commences before or on the same day as the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

9.  Schedule 2, item 16

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

10.  Schedule 2, items 17 and 18

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 relating to the Registrar

Part 1Main amendments

Business Names Registration Act 2011

1  Section 3

Insert:

Australian business law means a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory, that is a law that regulates, or relates to the regulation of, business or persons engaged in business.

Commonwealth body means:

                     (a)  an Agency (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999); or

                     (b)  a body, whether incorporated or not, established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (c)  a person:

                              (i)  holding or performing the duties of an office established by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  holding an appointment made under a law of the Commonwealth.

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 62H.

designated secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 62N(3).

disclosure framework means the disclosure framework made by the Registrar under section 62L.

government entity has the meaning given by section 41 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

official employment means:

                     (a)  appointment or employment by the Commonwealth, or the performance of services for the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  the exercise of powers or performance of functions under a delegation by the Registrar.

protected information means information:

                     (a)  obtained by a person in the course of the person’s official employment; and

                     (b)  disclosed to the person or another person, or obtained by the person or another person:

                              (i)  under, or in relation to, this Act or the Transitional Act; or

                             (ii)  under another law of the Commonwealth;

                            in connection with particular functions or powers of the Registrar.

Registrar has the meaning given by section 6A.

secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 62N(2).

taxation law has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

2  After section 6

Insert:

6A  Meaning of Registrar

                   A reference in this Act to the Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed as Registrar under section 62A—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act or the Transitional Act:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body so appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section.

3  Section 56

Before “A decision”, insert “(1)”.

4  At the end of section 56

Add:

             (2)  A decision by the Registrar under a provision of the data standards or the disclosure framework is reviewable on the application of an entity whose interests are affected by the decision.

5  Before section 63

Insert:

Division 1Matters relating to handling records and information

Subdivision AThe Registrar

62A  Appointment of the Registrar

             (1)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

             (2)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar in relation to one or more functions or powers of the Registrar.

62B  Functions

                   The Registrar’s functions are:

                     (a)  such functions as are conferred on the Registrar by or under this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                     (b)  such functions as are prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 62U; and

                     (c)  such functions as are incidental to the functions mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

62C  Powers

                   The Registrar’s powers include:

                     (a)  such powers as are conferred:

                              (i)  on the Registrar in relation to the functions mentioned in section 62B; and

                             (ii)  by or under this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                     (b)  the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of those functions.

62D  Directions by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, give written directions to the Registrar about the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers.

Note:          Section 42 (disallowance) and Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 do not apply to the directions (see regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs 44(2)(b) and 54(2)(b) of that Act).

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a direction under that subsection may relate to any of the following:

                     (a)  matters to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework;

                     (b)  consultation processes to be followed prior to making data standards or the disclosure framework.

             (3)  A direction under subsection (1) must be of a general nature only.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not prevent a direction under subsection (1) from relating to a particular matter to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework. However, the direction must not direct the Registrar how to apply the data standards or disclosure framework in a particular case.

             (5)  The Registrar must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

62E  Delegation

             (1)  The Registrar may, in writing, delegate all or any of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act or the Transitional Act (other than the power to make data standards or the disclosure framework) to:

                     (a)  any person to whom it may delegate any of its other functions, as a Commonwealth body, under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  any person of a kind specified in rules made under section 62U.

Note:          Sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 contain provisions relating to delegations.

             (2)  In performing a delegated function or exercising a delegated power, the delegate must comply with any written directions of the Registrar.

62F  Assisted decision making

             (1)  The Registrar may arrange for the use, under the Registrar’s control, of processes to assist decision making (such as computer applications and systems) for any purposes for which the Registrar may make decisions in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act or the Transitional Act, other than decisions reviewing other decisions.

             (2)  A decision the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement made under subsection (1) is taken to be a decision made by the Registrar.

             (3)  The Registrar may substitute a decision for a decision (the initial decision) the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement under subsection (1) if the Registrar is satisfied that the initial decision is incorrect.

62G  Liability for damages

                   None of the following:

                     (a)  the Registrar;

                     (b)  if the Registrar is a Commonwealth body that has members—a member of the Registrar;

                     (c)  a member of the staff of the Registrar;

                     (d)  a person who is, or is a member of or a member of the staff of, a delegate of the Registrar;

                     (e)  a person who is authorised to perform or exercise a function or power of, or on behalf of, the Registrar;

                      (f)  an APS employee, or an officer or employee of a Commonwealth body, whose services are made available to the Registrar in connection with the performance or exercise of any of the Registrar’s functions or powers;

is liable to an action or other proceeding for damages for or in relation to an act done, or omitted to be done, in good faith in performance or purported performance of any function, or in exercise or purported exercise of any power, conferred or expressed to be conferred by or under this Division.

Subdivision BHow the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

62H  Data standards

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make data standards on matters relating to the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act or the Transitional Act.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  what information may be collected for the purposes of the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act or the Transitional Act;

                     (b)  how such information may be collected;

                     (c)  the manner and form in which such information is given to the Registrar;

                     (d)  when information is to be given to the Registrar;

                     (e)  how information held by the Registrar is to be authenticated, verified or validated;

                      (f)  how information held by the Registrar is to be stored;

                     (g)  correction of information held by the Registrar;

                     (h)  the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar;

                      (i)  integrating or linking information held by the Registrar.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have data standards that would apply to those functions or powers;

any data standards applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continue to apply until the new Registrar makes data standards that apply to those functions or powers, or amends its existing data standards to apply to those functions or powers.

62J  Giving information to the Registrar

             (1)  Without limiting section 62H, the data standards may provide that information is to be given to the Registrar in electronic form, or any other specified form.

             (2)  A requirement under this Act or the Transitional Act that information is to be provided to the Registrar in a particular form or manner (however described), including a requirement:

                     (a)  that the information is to be “lodged” or “furnished”; and

                     (b)  that the information is to be “written” or “in writing”; and

                     (c)  that a “copy” of a document containing the information is to be provided;

is not taken to restrict by implication what the data standards may provide under subsection (1) in relation to that information.

62K  How the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

             (1)  The Registrar must perform its functions and exercise its powers under this Act or the Transitional Act in accordance with:

                     (a)  the data standards; or

                     (b)  if there are no data standards that apply to particular functions or powers—any requirement relating to those functions or powers as in force immediately before those functions or powers became functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (2)  This section does not affect the application to the Registrar of any other law of the Commonwealth.

Subdivision CDisclosure of information

62L  Disclosure framework

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make a disclosure framework relating to disclosing protected information.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  circumstances in which information must not be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom it relates;

                     (b)  circumstances in which de‑identified information may be disclosed;

                     (c)  circumstances in which information may be disclosed to the general public;

                     (d)  circumstances in which confidentiality agreements are required for the disclosure of information;

                     (e)  imposing conditions on disclosure of information.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar under this Act or the Transitional Act.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a party to a confidentiality agreement of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2)(d); and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the confidentiality agreement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

             (5)  The disclosure framework must not provide for disclosure of protected information unless the Registrar is satisfied that the benefits of the disclosure would outweigh the risks of the disclosure (taking into account any mitigation of those risks in accordance with the disclosure framework).

             (6)  However, subsection (5) does not apply to the extent that the disclosure framework deals with a matter in accordance with a direction under section 62D.

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have a disclosure framework that would apply to those functions or powers;

the disclosure framework applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continues to apply until the new Registrar makes a disclosure framework that applies to those functions or powers, or amends its existing disclosure framework to apply to those functions or powers.

62M  Protection of confidentiality of protected information

             (1)  A person (the first person) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person is, or has been, in official employment; and

                     (b)  the first person makes a record of information, or discloses information to another person; and

                     (c)  the information is protected information that was obtained by the first person in the course of the first person’s official employment.

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply if the recording or disclosure is authorised by subsection (3).

             (3)  The recording or disclosure is authorised by this subsection if:

                     (a)  the recording or disclosure is for the purposes of this Division; or

                     (b)  the recording or disclosure happens in the course of the performance of the duties of the first person’s official employment; or

                     (c)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is to another person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of the other person’s official employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; or

                     (d)  in the case of a disclosure to another person who is an employee of a State, a Territory or an authority of a State or Territory—the disclosure:

                              (i)  is to the other person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of that employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; and

                             (ii)  is in accordance with an agreement, about registration of business names, between the Commonwealth, the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; or

                     (e)  in the case of a disclosure—each person to whom the information relates consents to the disclosure; or

                      (f)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is in accordance with the disclosure framework.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

62N  Authorisation of recording or disclosure

             (1)  A person is not liable to any proceedings for contravening a secrecy provision in respect of a recording or disclosure authorised under subsection 62M(3), unless the secrecy provision is a designated secrecy provision.

             (2)  A secrecy provision is a provision that:

                     (a)  is a provision of a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act); and

                     (b)  prohibits or regulates the use or disclosure of information.

             (3)  A designated secrecy provision is any of the following:

                     (a)  sections 18 to 18B and 92 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979;

                     (b)  section 34 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986;

                     (c)  sections 39 to 41 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001;

                     (d)  section 8WB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

                     (e)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 62U;

                      (f)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth of a kind prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 62U.

62P  Preventing disclosure of particular protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person applies to the Registrar for particular protected information relating to the person not to be disclosed; and

                     (b)  the Registrar is satisfied that it is not appropriate to disclose that information;

a disclosure of that information is taken, for the purposes of this Act, not to be in accordance with the disclosure framework.

             (2)  Without limiting section 62L, the disclosure framework may provide for:

                     (a)  how applications referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are to be made; and

                     (b)  how those applications are to be decided.

62Q  Authorisation for purposes of Privacy Act

                   A disclosure of personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) is taken to be authorised by law for the purposes of paragraph 6.2(b) of Schedule 1 to that Act if:

                     (a)  the information is protected information; and

                     (b)  the disclosure is authorised by subsection 62M(3) of this Act.

62R  Disclosure to a court

                   A person is not to be required:

                     (a)  to produce to a court any document that:

                              (i)  contains protected information; and

                             (ii)  was made or given under, or for the purposes of, this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                            (iii)  was obtained by the person in the course of the person’s official employment; or

                     (b)  to disclose to a court any protected information that the person obtained in the course of the person’s official employment;

unless the production or disclosure is necessary for the purpose of giving effect to a taxation law or an Australian business law.

Subdivision DMiscellaneous

62S  Extracts of information to be admissible in evidence

             (1)  In any proceedings, a document, or a copy of a document, that purports (irrespective of the form of wording used) to be an extract of information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act or the Transitional Act:

                     (a)  is proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original;

if it does not appear to the Court to have been revised or tampered with in a way that affects, or is likely to affect, the information.

             (2)  The Registrar may give a person a certified copy of, or extract from, the information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act or the Transitional Act on payment of the fee (if any) prescribed by rules made under section 62U.

             (3)  In any proceedings, the certified copy:

                     (a)  is prima facie evidence of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act or the Transitional Act; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original.

             (4)  This section does not limit the manner in which evidence may be adduced, or the admissibility of evidence, under the Evidence Act 1995.

62T  Annual report

                   Each annual report by the Registrar for a period must include information about the performance of the Registrar’s functions and exercise of the Registrar’s powers under, or for the purposes of, this Act or the Transitional Act during that period.

62U  Rules

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Division to be prescribed by rules made under this section; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Division.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, rules made under this section may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.

Division 2Miscellaneous

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011

6  Item 27 of Schedule 1

Before “A decision”, insert “(1)”.

7  At the end of item 27 of Schedule 1

Add:

(2)       A decision by the Registrar under a provision of the data standards or the disclosure framework is reviewable on the application of an entity whose interests are affected by the decision.

Corporations Act 2001

8  Section 9

Insert:

Australian business law means a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory, that is a law that regulates, or relates to the regulation of, business or persons engaged in business.

Commonwealth body means:

                     (a)  an Agency (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999); or

                     (b)  a body, whether incorporated or not, established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (c)  a person:

                              (i)  holding or performing the duties of an office established by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  holding an appointment made under a law of the Commonwealth.

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 1270G.

designated secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 1270M(3).

disclosure framework means the disclosure framework made by the Registrar under section 1270K.

government entity has the meaning given by section 41 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

official employment means:

                     (a)  appointment or employment by the Commonwealth, or the performance of services for the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  the exercise of powers or performance of functions under a delegation by the Registrar.

protected information means information:

                     (a)  obtained by a person in the course of the person’s official employment; and

                     (b)  disclosed to the person or another person, or obtained by the person or another person:

                              (i)  under, or in relation to, this Act; or

                             (ii)  under another law of the Commonwealth;

                            in connection with particular functions or powers of the Registrar.

Registrar has the meaning given by section 9C.

secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 1270M(2).

taxation law has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

9  At the end of Division 1 of Part 1‑2

Add:

9C  Meaning of Registrar

                   A reference in this Act to the Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed as Registrar under section 1270—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body so appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section.

10  Part 9.1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 9.1Matters relating to handling records and information

Division 1The Registrar

Subdivision AAppointment etc. of the Registrar

1270  Appointment of the Registrar

             (1)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

             (2)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar in relation to one or more functions or powers of the Registrar.

1270A  Functions

                   The Registrar’s functions are:

                     (a)  such functions as are conferred on the Registrar by or under this Act; and

                     (b)  such functions as are prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 1270T; and

                     (c)  such functions as are incidental to the functions mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

1270B  Powers

                   The Registrar’s powers include:

                     (a)  such powers as are conferred:

                              (i)  on the Registrar in relation to the functions mentioned in section 1270A; and

                             (ii)  by or under this Act; and

                     (b)  the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of those functions.

1270C  Directions by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, give written directions to the Registrar about the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers.

Note:          Section 42 (disallowance) and Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 do not apply to the directions (see regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs 44(2)(b) and 54(2)(b) of that Act).

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a direction under that subsection may relate to any of the following:

                     (a)  matters to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework;

                     (b)  consultation processes to be followed prior to making data standards or the disclosure framework.

             (3)  A direction under subsection (1) must be of a general nature only.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not prevent a direction under subsection (1) from relating to a particular matter to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework. However, the direction must not direct the Registrar how to apply the data standards or disclosure framework in a particular case.

             (5)  The Registrar must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

1270D  Delegation

             (1)  The Registrar may, in writing, delegate all or any of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act (other than the power to make data standards or the disclosure framework) to:

                     (a)  any person to whom it may delegate any of its other functions, as a Commonwealth body, under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  any person of a kind specified in rules made under section 1270T.

Note:          Sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 contain provisions relating to delegations.

             (2)  In performing a delegated function or exercising a delegated power, the delegate must comply with any written directions of the Registrar.

1270E  Assisted decision making

             (1)  The Registrar may arrange for the use, under the Registrar’s control, of processes to assist decision making (such as computer applications and systems) for any purposes for which the Registrar may make decisions in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act, other than decisions reviewing other decisions.

             (2)  A decision the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement made under subsection (1) is taken to be a decision made by the Registrar.

             (3)  The Registrar may substitute a decision for a decision (the initial decision) the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement under subsection (1) if the Registrar is satisfied that the initial decision is incorrect.

1270F  Liability for damages

                   None of the following:

                     (a)  the Minister;

                     (b)  the Registrar;

                     (c)  if the Registrar is a Commonwealth body that has members—a member of the Registrar;

                     (d)  a member of the staff of the Registrar;

                     (e)  a person who is, or is a member of or a member of the staff of, a delegate of the Registrar;

                      (f)  a person who is authorised to perform or exercise a function or power of, or on behalf of, the Registrar;

                     (g)  an APS employee, or an officer or employee of a Commonwealth body, whose services are made available to the Registrar in connection with the performance or exercise of any of the Registrar’s functions or powers;

is liable to an action or other proceeding for damages for or in relation to an act done, or omitted to be done, in good faith in performance or purported performance of any function, or in exercise or purported exercise of any power, conferred or expressed to be conferred by or under this Division.

Subdivision BHow the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

1270G  Data standards

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make data standards on matters relating to the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  what information may be collected for the purposes of the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act;

                     (b)  how such information may be collected;

                     (c)  the manner and form in which such information is given to the Registrar;

                     (d)  when information is to be given to the Registrar;

                     (e)  how information held by the Registrar is to be authenticated, verified or validated;

                      (f)  how information held by the Registrar is to be stored;

                     (g)  correction of information held by the Registrar;

                     (h)  the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar;

                      (i)  integrating or linking information held by the Registrar.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have data standards that would apply to those functions or powers;

any data standards applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continue to apply until the new Registrar makes data standards that apply to those functions or powers, or amends its existing data standards to apply to those functions or powers.

1270H  Giving information to the Registrar

             (1)  Without limiting section 1270G, the data standards may provide that information is to be given to the Registrar in electronic form, or any other specified form.

             (2)  A requirement under this Act that information is to be provided to the Registrar in a particular form or manner (however described), including a requirement:

                     (a)  that the information is to be “lodged” or “furnished”; and

                     (b)  that the information is to be “written” or “in writing”; and

                     (c)  that a “copy” of a document containing the information is to be provided;

is not taken to restrict by implication what the data standards may provide under subsection (1) in relation to that information.

1270J  How the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

             (1)  The Registrar must perform its functions and exercise its powers under this Act in accordance with:

                     (a)  the data standards; or

                     (b)  if there are no data standards that apply to particular functions or powers—any requirement relating to those functions or powers as in force immediately before those functions or powers became functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (2)  This section does not affect the application to the Registrar of any other law of the Commonwealth.

Subdivision CDisclosure of information

1270K  Disclosure framework

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make a disclosure framework relating to disclosing protected information.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  circumstances in which information must not be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom it relates;

                     (b)  circumstances in which de‑identified information may be disclosed;

                     (c)  circumstances in which information may be disclosed to the general public;

                     (d)  circumstances in which confidentiality agreements are required for the disclosure of information;

                     (e)  imposing conditions on disclosure of information.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar under this Act.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a party to a confidentiality agreement of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2)(d); and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the confidentiality agreement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

             (5)  The disclosure framework must not provide for disclosure of protected information unless the Registrar is satisfied that the benefits of the disclosure would outweigh the risks of the disclosure (taking into account any mitigation of those risks in accordance with the disclosure framework).

             (6)  However, subsection (5) does not apply to the extent that the disclosure framework deals with a matter in accordance with a direction under section 1270C.

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have a disclosure framework that would apply to those functions or powers;

the disclosure framework applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continues to apply until the new Registrar makes a disclosure framework that applies to those functions or powers, or amends its existing disclosure framework to apply to those functions or powers.

1270L  Protection of confidentiality of protected information

             (1)  A person (the first person) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person is, or has been, in official employment; and

                     (b)  the first person makes a record of information, or discloses information to another person; and

                     (c)  the information is protected information that was obtained by the first person in the course of the first person’s official employment.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply if the recording or disclosure is authorised by subsection (3).

             (3)  The recording or disclosure is authorised by this subsection if:

                     (a)  the recording or disclosure is for the purposes of this Division; or

                     (b)  the recording or disclosure happens in the course of the performance of the duties of the first person’s official employment; or

                     (c)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is to another person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of the other person’s official employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; or

                     (d)  in the case of a disclosure to another person who is an employee of a State, a Territory or an authority of a State or Territory—the disclosure:

                              (i)  is to the other person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of that employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; and

                             (ii)  is in accordance with an agreement, about corporate regulation, between the Commonwealth, the States, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory; or

                     (e)  in the case of a disclosure—each person to whom the information relates consents to the disclosure; or

                      (f)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is in accordance with the disclosure framework.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

1270M  Authorisation of recording or disclosure

             (1)  A person is not liable to any proceedings for contravening a secrecy provision in respect of a recording or disclosure authorised under subsection 1270L(3), unless the secrecy provision is a designated secrecy provision.

             (2)  A secrecy provision is a provision that:

                     (a)  is a provision of a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act); and

                     (b)  prohibits or regulates the use or disclosure of information.

             (3)  A designated secrecy provision is any of the following:

                     (a)  sections 18 to 18B and 92 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979;

                     (b)  section 34 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986;

                     (c)  sections 39 to 41 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001;

                     (d)  section 8WB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

                     (e)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 1270T;

                      (f)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth of a kind prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 1270T.

1270N  Preventing disclosure of particular protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person applies to the Registrar for particular protected information relating to the person not to be disclosed; and

                     (b)  the Registrar is satisfied that it is not appropriate to disclose that information;

a disclosure of that information is taken, for the purposes of this Act, not to be in accordance with the disclosure framework.

             (2)  Without limiting section 1270K, the disclosure framework may provide for:

                     (a)  how applications referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are to be made; and

                     (b)  how those applications are to be decided.

1270P  Authorisation for purposes of Privacy Act

                   A disclosure of personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) is taken to be authorised by law for the purposes of paragraph 6.2(b) of Schedule 1 to that Act if:

                     (a)  the information is protected information; and

                     (b)  the disclosure is authorised by subsection 1270L(3) of this Act.

1270Q  Disclosure to a court

                   A person is not to be required:

                     (a)  to produce to a court any document that:

                              (i)  contains protected information; and

                             (ii)  was made or given under, or for the purposes of, this Act; and

                            (iii)  was obtained by the person in the course of the person’s official employment; or

                     (b)  to disclose to a court any protected information that the person obtained in the course of the person’s official employment;

unless the production or disclosure is necessary for the purpose of giving effect to a taxation law or an Australian business law.

Subdivision DMiscellaneous

1270R  Extracts of information to be admissible in evidence

             (1)  In any proceedings, a document, or a copy of a document, that purports (irrespective of the form of wording used) to be an extract of information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act:

                     (a)  is proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original;

if it does not appear to the Court to have been revised or tampered with in a way that affects, or is likely to affect, the information.

             (2)  The Registrar may give a person a certified copy of, or extract from, the information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act on payment of the fee (if any) prescribed by rules made under section 1270T.

             (3)  In any proceedings, the certified copy:

                     (a)  is prima facie evidence of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original.

             (4)  This section does not limit the manner in which evidence may be adduced, or the admissibility of evidence, under the Evidence Act 1995.

1270S  Annual report

                   Each annual report by the Registrar for a period must include information about the performance of the Registrar’s functions and exercise of the Registrar’s powers under, or for the purposes of, this Act during that period.

1270T  Rules

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules under this section prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Division to be prescribed by rules made under this section; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Division.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, rules made under this section may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.

Division 2Registers kept by ASIC

11  After section 1274

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Division 3Miscellaneous

12  After subsection 1317B(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subject to this Part, applications may also be made to the Tribunal for review of a decision made by the Registrar under the data standards or disclosure framework.

13  After paragraph 1317C(ge)

Insert:

                    (gf)  a decision by the Registrar to make, amend or repeal data standards under section 1270G; or

                    (gg)  a decision by the Registrar to make, amend or repeal the disclosure framework under section 1270K; or

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

14  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

Australian business law means a law of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory, that is a law that regulates, or relates to the regulation of, business or persons engaged in business.

Commonwealth body means:

                     (a)  an Agency (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999); or

                     (b)  a body, whether incorporated or not, established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (c)  a person:

                              (i)  holding or performing the duties of an office established by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  holding an appointment made under a law of the Commonwealth.

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 212H.

designated secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 212N(3).

disclosure framework means the disclosure framework made by the Registrar under section 212L.

government entity has the meaning given by section 41 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

official employment means:

                     (a)  appointment or employment by the Commonwealth, or the performance of services for the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  the exercise of powers or performance of functions under a delegation by the Registrar.

protected information means information:

                     (a)  obtained by a person in the course of the person’s official employment; and

                     (b)  disclosed to the person or another person, or obtained by the person or another person:

                              (i)  under, or in relation to, this Act; or

                             (ii)  under another law of the Commonwealth;

                            in connection with particular functions or powers of the Registrar.

Registrar has the meaning given by section 16A.

secrecy provision has the meaning given by subsection 212N(2).

taxation law has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

15  At the end of Division 4 of Part 1‑2

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16A  Meaning of Registrar

                   A reference in this Act to the Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed as Registrar under section 212A—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body so appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section.

16  Part 5‑1 (heading)

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Part 5‑1Matters relating to handling records and information

17  Section 212

Repeal the section, substitute:

212  Guide to this Part

This Part provides for the Registrar’s role under this Act.

The Minister appoints an existing Commonwealth body to be the Registrar. The Minister can give directions to the Registrar.

The Registrar performs functions and exercises powers in accordance with the data standards (and other Commonwealth laws). The data standards are disallowable instruments made by the Registrar. They may deal with such matters as how information is given to the Registrar (including electronically).

Information that the Registrar has can be disclosed to government agencies for the performance of their functions. Other disclosures (such as by public access to information) are dealt with by the disclosure framework, which is a disallowable instrument made by the Registrar.

Certain decisions made by the Registrar are reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

This Part also set out the Registrar’s obligation to record information relating to credit activities.

18  After Division 1 of Part 5‑1

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Division 1AThe Registrar

Subdivision AThe Registrar

212A  Appointment of the Registrar

             (1)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

             (2)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, appoint a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar in relation to one or more functions or powers of the Registrar.

212B  Functions

                   The Registrar’s functions are:

                     (a)  such functions as are conferred on the Registrar by or under this Act; and

                     (b)  such functions as are prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 212U; and

                     (c)  such functions as are incidental to the functions mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

212C  Powers

                   The Registrar’s powers include:

                     (a)  such powers as are conferred:

                              (i)  on the Registrar in relation to the functions mentioned in section 212B; and

                             (ii)  by or under this Act; and

                     (b)  the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of those functions.

212D  Directions by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, give written directions to the Registrar about the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers.

Note:          Section 42 (disallowance) and Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 do not apply to the directions (see regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs 44(2)(b) and 54(2)(b) of that Act).

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a direction under that subsection may relate to any of the following:

                     (a)  matters to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework;

                     (b)  consultation processes to be followed prior to making data standards or the disclosure framework.

             (3)  A direction under subsection (1) must be of a general nature only.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not prevent a direction under subsection (1) from relating to a particular matter to be dealt with in the data standards or disclosure framework. However, the direction must not direct the Registrar how to apply the data standards or disclosure framework in a particular case.

             (5)  The Registrar must comply with a direction under subsection (1).

212E  Delegation

             (1)  The Registrar may, in writing, delegate all or any of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act (other than the power to make data standards or the disclosure framework) to:

                     (a)  any person to whom it may delegate any of its other functions, as a Commonwealth body, under a law of the Commonwealth; or

                     (b)  any person of a kind specified in rules made under section 212U.

Note:          Sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 contain provisions relating to delegations.

             (2)  In performing a delegated function or exercising a delegated power, the delegate must comply with any written directions of the Registrar.

212F  Assisted decision making

             (1)  The Registrar may arrange for the use, under the Registrar’s control, of processes to assist decision making (such as computer applications and systems) for any purposes for which the Registrar may make decisions in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers under this Act, other than decisions reviewing other decisions.

             (2)  A decision the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement made under subsection (1) is taken to be a decision made by the Registrar.

             (3)  The Registrar may substitute a decision for a decision (the initial decision) the making of which is assisted by the operation of such a process under an arrangement under subsection (1) if the Registrar is satisfied that the initial decision is incorrect.

212G  Liability for damages

                   None of the following:

                     (a)  the Minister;

                     (b)  the Registrar;

                     (c)  if the Registrar is a Commonwealth body that has members—a member of the Registrar;

                     (d)  a member of the staff of the Registrar;

                     (e)  a person who is, or is a member of or a member of the staff of, a delegate of the Registrar;

                      (f)  a person who is authorised to perform or exercise a function or power of, or on behalf of, the Registrar;

                     (g)  an APS employee, or an officer or employee of a Commonwealth body, whose services are made available to the Registrar in connection with the performance or exercise of any of the Registrar’s functions or powers;

is liable to an action or other proceeding for damages for or in relation to an act done, or omitted to be done, in good faith in performance or purported performance of any function, or in exercise or purported exercise of any power, conferred or expressed to be conferred by or under this Part.

Subdivision BHow the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

212H  Data standards

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make data standards on matters relating to the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  what information may be collected for the purposes of the performance of the Registrar’s functions and the exercise of the Registrar’s powers under this Act;

                     (b)  how such information may be collected;

                     (c)  the manner and form in which such information is given to the Registrar;

                     (d)  when information is to be given to the Registrar;

                     (e)  how information held by the Registrar is to be authenticated, verified or validated;

                      (f)  how information held by the Registrar is to be stored;

                     (g)  correction of information held by the Registrar;

                     (h)  the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar;

                      (i)  integrating or linking information held by the Registrar.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the data standards may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have data standards that would apply to those functions or powers;

any data standards applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continue to apply until the new Registrar makes data standards that apply to those functions or powers, or amends its existing data standards to apply to those functions or powers.

212J  Giving information to the Registrar

             (1)  Without limiting section 212H, the data standards may provide that information is to be given to the Registrar in electronic form, or any other specified form.

             (2)  A requirement under this Act that information is to be provided to the Registrar in a particular form or manner (however described), including a requirement:

                     (a)  that the information is to be “lodged” or “furnished”; and

                     (b)  that the information is to be “written” or “in writing”; and

                     (c)  that a “copy” of a document containing the information is to be provided;

is not taken to restrict by implication what the data standards may provide under subsection (1) in relation to that information.

212K  How the Registrar is to perform and exercise functions and powers

             (1)  The Registrar must perform its functions and exercise its powers under this Act in accordance with:

                     (a)  the data standards; or

                     (b)  if there are no data standards that apply to particular functions or powers—any requirement relating to those functions or powers as in force immediately before those functions or powers became functions or powers of the Registrar.

             (2)  This section does not affect the application to the Registrar of any other law of the Commonwealth.

Subdivision CDisclosure of information

212L  Disclosure framework

             (1)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, make a disclosure framework relating to disclosing protected information.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide for any of the following:

                     (a)  circumstances in which information must not be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom it relates;

                     (b)  circumstances in which de‑identified information may be disclosed;

                     (c)  circumstances in which information may be disclosed to the general public;

                     (d)  circumstances in which confidentiality agreements are required for the disclosure of information;

                     (e)  imposing conditions on disclosure of information.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the disclosure framework may provide differently in relation to different functions or powers of the Registrar under this Act.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a party to a confidentiality agreement of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2)(d); and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the confidentiality agreement.

Penalty:  100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

             (5)  The disclosure framework must not provide for disclosure of protected information unless the Registrar is satisfied that the benefits of the disclosure would outweigh the risks of the disclosure (taking into account any mitigation of those risks in accordance with the disclosure framework).

             (6)  However, subsection (5) does not apply to the extent that the disclosure framework deals with a matter in accordance with a direction under section 212D.

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (the new Registrar) is appointed as the Registrar with particular functions or powers under this Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before that appointment, another Commonwealth body was the Registrar with those functions or powers; and

                     (c)  the new Registrar does not have a disclosure framework that would apply to those functions or powers;

the disclosure framework applying to those functions or powers immediately before that appointment continues to apply until the new Registrar makes a disclosure framework that applies to those functions or powers, or amends its existing disclosure framework to apply to those functions or powers.

212M  Protection of confidentiality of protected information

             (1)  A person (the first person) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person is, or has been, in official employment; and

                     (b)  the first person makes a record of information, or discloses information to another person; and

                     (c)  the information is protected information that was obtained by the first person in the course of the first person’s official employment.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply if the recording or disclosure is authorised by subsection (3).

             (3)  The recording or disclosure is authorised by this subsection if:

                     (a)  the recording or disclosure is for the purposes of this Part; or

                     (b)  the recording or disclosure happens in the course of the performance of the duties of the first person’s official employment; or

                     (c)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is to another person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of the other person’s official employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; or

                     (d)  in the case of a disclosure to another person who is an employee of a State, a Territory or an authority of a State or Territory—the disclosure:

                              (i)  is to the other person for use, in the course of the performance of the duties of that employment, in relation to the performance or exercise of the functions or powers of a government entity; and

                             (ii)  is in accordance with an agreement, about regulating the provision of credit, between the Commonwealth, the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory; or

                     (e)  in the case of a disclosure—each person to whom the information relates consents to the disclosure; or

                      (f)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is in accordance with the disclosure framework.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

212N  Authorisation of recording or disclosure

             (1)  A person is not liable to any proceedings for contravening a secrecy provision in respect of a recording or disclosure authorised under subsection 212M(3), unless the secrecy provision is a designated secrecy provision.

             (2)  A secrecy provision is a provision that:

                     (a)  is a provision of a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act); and

                     (b)  prohibits or regulates the use or disclosure of information.

             (3)  A designated secrecy provision is any of the following:

                     (a)  sections 18 to 18B and 92 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979;

                     (b)  section 34 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986;

                     (c)  sections 39 to 41 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001;

                     (d)  section 8WB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

                     (e)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 212U;

                      (f)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth of a kind prescribed by rules made for the purposes of this paragraph under section 212U.

212P  Preventing disclosure of particular protected information

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person applies to the Registrar for particular protected information relating to the person not to be disclosed; and

                     (b)  the Registrar is satisfied that it is not appropriate to disclose that information;

a disclosure of that information is taken, for the purposes of this Act, not to be in accordance with the disclosure framework.

             (2)  Without limiting section 212L, the disclosure framework may provide for:

                     (a)  how applications referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are to be made; and

                     (b)  how those applications are to be decided.

212Q  Authorisation for purposes of Privacy Act

                   A disclosure of personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) is taken to be authorised by law for the purposes of paragraph 6.2(b) of Schedule 1 to that Act if:

                     (a)  the information is protected information; and

                     (b)  the disclosure is authorised by subsection 212M(3) of this Act.

212R  Disclosure to a court

                   A person is not to be required:

                     (a)  to produce to a court any document that:

                              (i)  contains protected information; and

                             (ii)  was made or given under, or for the purposes of, this Act; and

                            (iii)  was obtained by the person in the course of the person’s official employment; or

                     (b)  to disclose to a court any protected information that the person obtained in the course of the person’s official employment;

unless the production or disclosure is necessary for the purpose of giving effect to a taxation law or an Australian business law.

Subdivision DMiscellaneous

212S  Extracts of information to be admissible in evidence

             (1)  In any proceedings, a document, or a copy of a document, that purports (irrespective of the form of wording used) to be an extract of information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act:

                     (a)  is proof, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original;

if it does not appear to the Court to have been revised or tampered with in a way that affects, or is likely to affect, the information.

             (2)  The Registrar may give a person a certified copy of, or extract from, the information held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act on payment of the fee (if any) prescribed by rules made under section 212U.

             (3)  In any proceedings, the certified copy:

                     (a)  is prima facie evidence of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar under, or for the purposes of, this Act; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original.

             (4)  This section does not limit the manner in which evidence may be adduced, or the admissibility of evidence, under the Evidence Act 1995.

212T  Annual report

                   Each annual report by the Registrar for a period must include information about the performance of the Registrar’s functions and exercise of the Registrar’s powers under, or for the purposes of, this Act during that period.

212U  Rules

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Part to be prescribed by rules made under this section; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Part.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, rules made under this section may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.

19  After subsection 327(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  An application may also be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision (within the meaning of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975) made by the Registrar under the data standards or disclosure framework.

Part 2Other amendments

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999

20  Title

Omit “establishing a Register of Australian Business and providing for the issue of”, substitute “providing for”.

21  Subsection 3(3)

Repeal the subsection.

22  Subsection 9(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

23  Subsection 9(1) (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

24  Subsection 9(1) (note 2)

Repeal the note.

25  Subsection 9(2)

Omit “be in the *approved form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the *data standards”.

26  Subsection 9(3)

Omit “That form”, substitute “The *Registrar”.

27  Subsection 9A(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “under section 10”.

28  Subsection 9A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  *Your application must meet any requirements of the *data standards.

29  Subsection 9A(3)

Omit “That form”, substitute “The *Registrar”.

30  Subsection 10(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

31  Paragraph 10(1)(ca)

Omit “*approved form”, substitute “process”.

32  Paragraph 10(1)(d)

Omit “in the Register”, substitute “under this section”.

33  Subsection 10A(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

34  Paragraph 10A(1)(d)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

35  Paragraph 11(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  making a record of:

                              (i)  your registration; and

                             (ii)  the date of effect of the registration.

36  Subsection 11(3)

Omit “must give *you a written notice of”, substitute “must notify *you of”.

37  Paragraph 11(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  such other information about your registration as the *data standards require.

38  Subsection 11(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

39  Section 11A

Omit all the words after “by”, substitute “making a record of information about your representative”.

40  Section 12

Repeal the section.

41  Subsection 13(1)

Omit “must give you written notice of”, substitute “must notify you of”.

42  Subsection 13(2)

Omit “give the Registrar written notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

43  Subsection 13(3)

Omit “if *you give notice”, substitute “if *you notify the Registrar”.

44  Subsection 13(3)

Omit “on which the notice is given”, substitute “of the notification”.

45  Subsections 13(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (4)  For the purposes of measuring the 28 days mentioned in subsection (2) for *your application under section 9 or 9A, disregard each period (if any):

                     (a)  starting on the day on which the *Registrar requests you, or your proposed representative, to give the Registrar information; and

                     (b)  ending on the day you give the Registrar that information.

46  Section 14 (heading)

Omit “matters set out in the Register”, substitute “certain matters”.

47  Paragraph 14(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

48  Subsection 14(1) (note 1)

Omit “notice under this subsection or section 15”, substitute “notification under this subsection or request under section 15”.

49  Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the *data standards.

50  Subsection 15(1) (table item 1, column headed “These entities ...”)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “under section 10”.

51  Subsection 15(1) (table item 1, column headed “can be requested to give this information ...”, paragraph (c))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(c) information recorded about you in relation to your registration

52  Subsection 15(1) (table item 2, column headed “These entities ...”)

Omit all the words after “(if any)”, substitute “recorded in relation to you”.

53  Subsection 15(1) (table item 3, column headed “These entities ...”, paragraph (a))

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

54  Subsection 15(1) (table item 3, column headed “can be requested to give this information ...”, paragraph (b))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) information recorded about the representative in relation to your registration

55  Subsections 15(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  A request under subsection (1) to an *entity must specify the period within which the entity is to give the information. The period specified must end at least 14 days after the request is given.

             (3)  The giving of the information must meet any requirements of the *data standards.

56  Paragraph 17(1)(a)

Omit “*Australian Business Register”, substitute “information recorded about your registration”.

57  Paragraph 17(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  notifying you of the new ABN and the date from which the new ABN has effect.

58  Subsection 17(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

59  Subsection 17(2)

Repeal the subsection.

60  Subsection 17(3)

Omit “stated in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “mentioned in paragraph (1)(a)”.

61  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “under section 10”.

62  Subsection 18(1) (note 1)

Omit “(see the definition of ABN in section 41)”.

63  Subsection 18(1A)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “under section 10A”.

64  Subsection 18(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The *Registrar must notify *you of the cancellation. The notification must state:

                     (a)  the reasons for the cancellation; and

                     (b)  the date of effect of the cancellation.

Note:          A decision setting the date of effect of a cancellation is a reviewable ABN decision.

65  Paragraph 18(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the date on which *you are notified of the cancellation under subsection (2);

66  Paragraph 18(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  a date before the date on which you are notified of the cancellation.

67  Paragraph 18(4)(a)

Omit “in the *approved form”.

68  Paragraph 18(4)(b)

Omit “in the approved form”.

69  After subsection 18(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The application must meet any requirements of the *data standards.

70  Subsection 18(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  The *Registrar must notify *you of the cancellation and the date of effect of the cancellation.

Note:          A decision setting the date of effect of a cancellation is a reviewable ABN decision.

71  Paragraph 18(6)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the date on which *you are notified of the cancellation under subsection (5);

72  Paragraph 18(6)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  a date before the date on which you are notified of the cancellation.

73  Subsection 19(1)

Omit “in the *Australian Business Register”.

74  Subsection 19(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The *Registrar must notify *you of the reinstatement.

75  Subsection 21(2) (table item 7)

Repeal the item.

76  Division 10 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 10Administration

77  Sections 24 to 27

Repeal the sections, substitute:

25  The Registrar must maintain records

                   The *Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to registrations under sections 10 and 10A.

78  Division 11 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

79  Sections 28 to 30

Repeal the sections.

80  Section 41

Before “In this Act”, insert “(1)”.

81  Section 41 (definition of ABN (Australian Business Number))

Repeal the definition.

82  Section 41

Insert:

ABN: see Australian Business Number.

83  Section 41 (definition of approved form)

Repeal the definition.

84  Section 41

Insert:

Australian Business Number or ABN, for an *entity, means the ABN allocated to the entity under section 11.

85  Section 41 (definition of Australian Business Register)

Repeal the definition.

86  Section 41

Insert:

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 13 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019 to the extent that they relate to the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with this Act.

Note:          The data standards deal with how the Registrar’s functions and powers are performed and exercised. For example, they may provide for:

(a)    the collection of information; and

(b)    the manner and form in which information is given to the Registrar; and

(c)    the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar.

87  Section 41

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of entrusted person;

                     (b)  definition of official employment;

                     (c)  definition of protected document;

                     (d)  definition of protected information.

88  Section 41 (definition of Registrar)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Registrar has the meaning given by subsection (2).

89  At the end of section 41

Add:

             (2)  A reference in this Act to the Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed as Registrar under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, but only one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act—the Commonwealth body appointed under that section with those functions and powers; or

                     (c)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, and more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body so appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act.

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

90  Subsection 25‑10(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The *Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to *registrations under this Division.

91  Subsection 25‑60(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The *Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to cancellations of *registrations under this Division.

92  Section 146‑20 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

146‑20  Recorded information about registration and cancellation

93  Subsection 146‑20(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          Subsection 25‑10(2) requires the Registrar to record information relating to your registration.

94  Paragraph 146‑20(3)(b)

Omit all the words after “this section,”, substitute “information about your registration was not recorded by the *Registrar”.

95  Subsection 146‑20(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          Subsection 25‑60(2) requires the Registrar to record information relating to the cancellation of your registration.

96  Section 195‑1 (definition of Australian Business Register)

Repeal the definition.

97  Section 195‑1 (definition of Australian Business Registrar)

Repeal the definition.

98  Section 195‑1

Insert:

Registrar has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

99  Subsection 56(1)

Insert:

Registrar has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

100  Subsection 56(7C)

Omit “of the Australian Business Register established under section 24 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999”.

101  Subsection 56(7C)

Omit “enter the information in that Register”, substitute “record the information”.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

102  Paragraph 12A(1)(k)

Repeal the paragraph.

103  At the end of subsection 127(2A)

Add:

                   ; (h)  a Registrar appointed under any of the following:

                              (i)  section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019;

                             (ii)  section 1270 of the Corporations Act 2001;

                            (iii)  section 212A of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009;

                            (iv)  section 62A of the Business Names Registration Act 2011.

Business Names Registration Act 2011

104  Section 3 (definition of ABN)

Repeal the definition.

105  Section 3

Insert:

ABN: see Australian Business Number.

106  Section 3 (definition of application fee)

Repeal the definition.

107  Section 3 (definition of ASIC Act)

Repeal the definition.

108  Section 3 (definition of ASIC member)

Repeal the definition.

109  Section 3

Insert:

Australian Business Number or ABN, for an entity, has the meaning given by the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

110  Section 3 (definition of Australian Business Register)

Repeal the definition.

111  Section 3 (definition of Business Names Register)

Repeal the definition.

112  Section 3 (definition of notified successor)

Omit “entered on the Business Names Register”, substitute “registered”.

113  Section 3 (definition of staff member)

Repeal the definition.

114  Paragraph 6(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

115  Subsection 16(2)

Omit all the words after “the business name”.

116  Paragraph 18(1)(b)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “in accordance with this Act”.

117  Paragraph 19(2)(a)

Omit “lodged with ASIC”, substitute “given to ASIC or the Registrar”.

118  Section 22

Repeal the section.

119  Subsection 23(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC an application”, substitute “apply to the Registrar”.

120  Subsections 23(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

121  Subsections 23(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

122  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

123  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “if ASIC”, substitute “if the Registrar”.

124  Subsection 24(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Registrar may request the entity to give the Registrar, within the period specified in the request, such information as is required by the data standards.

125  Subsections 24(3) and (4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

126  Subparagraphs 25(a)(iv), (v), (vi) and (vii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

127  Paragraph 25(e)

Omit “either”, substitute “any of the following applies”.

128  Subparagraph 25(e)(i)

Omit “expression; or”, substitute “expression;”.

129  At the end of paragraph 25(e)

Add:

                          ; (iii)  the name is constituted by or includes a word or expression that is restricted but the Minister has determined under subsection 28(2A) that the name is available to the entity.

130  After subsection 28(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The Minister may determine in writing that a business name specified in the determination is to be available to an entity specified in the determination, even though the name is constituted by or includes a word or expression that is restricted.

131  Subsection 28(3)

After “subsection (2)”, insert “or (2A)”.

132  Paragraph 29(1)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

133  Paragraph 29(4)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

134  Subsections 29(5), (6) and (7)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

135  Subsection 30(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

136  Subsection 31(1)

Omit “in accordance with subsection (2)”.

137  Subsection 31(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The consent notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

138  Paragraph 31(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

139  Paragraph 31(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the entity to whom the business name is registered has:

                              (i)  consented to the registration of the business name to the applicant; and

                             (ii)  requested the Registrar, under subsection 42(1), to cancel the registration of the business name to the entity;

140  Subsection 31(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

141  Subsection 31(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

142  Subsection 31(6) (note 2)

Omit “Subsections (4) to (6)”, substitute “Subsections (4) and (6)”.

143  Subsection 32(3)

Omit “in writing”.

144  Subsection 32(4)

Repeal the subsection.

145  Section 33 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

146  Subsection 33(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Registrar registers a business name to an entity by making a record of such information as is required by the data standards.

147  Subsection 33(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

148  Subsection 33(3)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

149  Paragraph 33(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the entity requests the Registrar to do so; and

                   (ab)  the request meets any requirements of the data standards; and

150  Subsection 33(4)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

151  Paragraph 33(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the entity requests the Registrar to do so; and

                   (ab)  the request meets any requirements of the data standards; and

152  Subsection 33(7)

Repeal the subsection.

153  Subsection 33(8)

Omit “ASIC must give the entity notice in writing”, substitute “The Registrar must notify the entity”.

154  Paragraph 33(8)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  any other details, held by the Registrar in relation to the business name and the entity, that the Registrar considers should be given to the entity.

155  Subsection 34(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

156  Subsection 34(1)

Omit “it must”, substitute “the Registrar must”.

157  Paragraph 34(1)(a)

Omit “give written notice to the applicant”, substitute “notify the applicant”.

158  Subsection 34(2)

Omit “ASIC has”, substitute “the Registrar has”.

159  Subsection 34(2)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

160  Subsection 34(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

161  Subsection 34(4)

Omit “lodges notice”, substitute “notifies the Registrar”.

162  Paragraph 34(4)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

163  Paragraph 34(4)(a)

Omit “notice is lodged”, substitute “notification is given”.

164  Paragraph 34(4)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

165  Paragraph 34(5)(a)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

166  Paragraph 34(5)(a)

Omit “specified information or a specified document”, substitute “information”.

167  Paragraph 34(5)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

168  Paragraph 34(5)(b)

Omit “specified information or specified document”, substitute “information”.

169  At the end of Part 3

Add:

34A  The Registrar must maintain records

                   The Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to registrations under this Part.

170  Part 4 (heading)

Omit “ASIC, substitute “the Registrar”.

171  Section 35 (heading)

Omit “ASIC, substitute “the Registrar”.

172  Paragraph 35(1)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

173  Paragraph 35(1)(b)

Omit “in the Business Names Register”.

174  Subsection 35(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

175  Subsection 35(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

176  Section 36 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

177  Subsection 36(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

178  Subsection 36(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

179  Section 37 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

180  Subsections 37(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The Registrar may request an entity (other than a government body) to give the Registrar information relevant to the maintenance of information relating to registrations under this Act.

             (2)  The request must specify:

                     (a)  the information the entity is to give; and

                     (b)  a period of at least 28 days, beginning on the day on which the request is given, within which the entity is to give the information.

181  Subsection 37(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

182  Subsection 37(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  In complying with the request, the entity must meet any requirements of the data standards.

183  Subsections 37(6) to (8)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  an entity fails to comply with a request under this section; and

                     (b)  the Registrar reasonably believes that information held by the Registrar to which the request relates is not correct;

the Registrar may delete, correct or annotate the information.

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  an entity gives the Registrar information in purported compliance with a request under this section; and

                     (b)  the Registrar reasonably believes that the information is incorrect;

the Registrar may decide not to record the information, or to record the information in a corrected or annotated form.

             (8)  If the Registrar deletes, corrects or annotates information under subsection (6), or decides not to record information or to record it in a corrected or annotated form under subsection (7), the Registrar must notify the entity to whom the business name is registered of the following:

                     (a)  the action the Registrar has taken;

                     (b)  in the case of a correction or annotation—the details of that correction or annotation;

                     (c)  the Registrar’s reasons for its decision.

184  Section 38 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

185  Subsection 38(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice of that fact in accordance with subsection (2)”, substitute “, within 28 days of the appointment or authorisation, notify the Registrar of that fact”.

186  Subsection 38(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

187  Section 39 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

188  Subsection 39(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

189  Subsection 39(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

190  Subsection 39(3)

Omit “ASIC receives notice”, substitute “the Registrar is notified”.

191  Paragraph 39(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

192  Paragraph 39(3)(a)

Omit “Business Name”, substitute “business name”.

193  Paragraph 39(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  record the legal personal representative’s details.

194  Subsection 40(1)

Omit “lodge with ASIC notice”, substitute “notify the Registrar”.

195  Subsection 40(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

196  Subsections 40(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (4)  If an entity notifies the Registrar under subsection (1), the Registrar:

                     (a)  must register the business name to the estate of the deceased; and

                     (b)  may record:

                              (i)  the name of the entity as a notified successor; and

                             (ii)  such other information as is required by the data standards.

197  Subsection 40(5)

Omit “ASIC may refuse to enter”, substitute “The Registrar may refuse to record”.

198  Subsection 40(5)

Omit “if ASIC”, substitute “if the Registrar”.

199  Subsections 40(6) and (7)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (6)  The Registrar must delete the record of a notified successor in relation to a business name if the Registrar is notified in relation to the business name under section 39.

             (7)  If one or more entities is recorded as a notified successor, the Registrar is taken to satisfy an obligation under this Act or the Transitional Act to notify the entity to whom the business name is registered if the Registrar notifies each notified successor.

200  Section 41 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

201  Subsection 41(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If an entity has failed to comply with any provision of this Act or the Transitional Act that requires the entity to give the Registrar any information, the Registrar may notify the entity that the entity must comply with the requirement within 10 business days after the notification is given.

202  Subsection 41(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

203  Subsections 42(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The Registrar must cancel the registration of a business name to an entity if the entity requests the Registrar to do so. The request must meet any requirements of the data standards.

204  Subsection 42(3)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

205  Subsection 42(3)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity informing the entity that ASIC”, substitute “notify the entity that the Registrar”.

206  Section 43 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

207  Subsection 43(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

208  Paragraphs 43(1)(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

209  Subsection 43(2)

Omit “ASIC must, at least 28 days before cancelling the registration, give notice in writing to the entity informing the entity”, substitute “The Registrar must, at least 28 days before cancelling the registration, notify the entity”.

210  Paragraphs 43(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

211  Subsection 44(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

212  Subsection 44(1)

Omit “if ASIC”, substitute “if the Registrar”.

213  Subsection 44(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

214  Subsection 44(2)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity informing the entity”, substitute “notify the entity”.

215  Paragraphs 44(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

216  Subsection 45(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

217  Subsection 45(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

218  Subsection 45(2)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity informing the entity”, substitute “notify the entity”.

219  Paragraph 45(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

220  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

221  Subsection 46(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

222  Subsection 46(2)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity information the entity”, substitute “notify the entity”.

223  Paragraphs 46(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

224  Subsection 47(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

225  Paragraphs 47(1)(a) and (c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

226  Subsection 47(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

227  Subsection 47(2)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity”, substitute “notify the entity”.

228  Paragraph 47(2)(a)

Omit “informing the entity that ASIC”, substitute “that the Registrar”.

229  Paragraph 47(2)(b)

Omit “inviting the entity to give ASIC”, substitute “that the entity is invited to give the Registrar”.

230  Subsection 48(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

231  Subparagraphs 48(1)(a)(i) and (ii)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

232  Paragraph 48(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

233  Paragraph 48(1)(b)

Omit “Business Names Register”, substitute “information recorded by the Registrar under this Act”.

234  Paragraph 48(1)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

235  Subsection 48(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

236  Subsection 48(2)

Omit “give notice in writing to the entity informing the entity that ASIC”, substitute “notify the entity that the Registrar”.

237  Paragraphs 48(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

238  Subsection 49(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

239  Subsection 49(1)

Omit “in writing”.

240  Subsection 49(2)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

241  Subsection 49(3)

Omit “ASIC may give notice in writing to the entity that ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar may notify the entity that the Registrar”.

242  Subsection 49(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

243  Section 50

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

244  Section 50

Omit “if ASIC”, substitute “if the Registrar”.

245  Subsection 51(2)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

246  Paragraphs 51(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

247  Subsection 51(3)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

248  Section 52

Repeal the section, substitute:

52  Notification of cancellation of business name

             (1)  If the Registrar cancels the registration of a business name to an entity, the Registrar must notify the entity of the decision and the Registrar’s reasons for the decision.

             (2)  However, if the Registrar is unable to contact the entity, the Registrar must publish a notice of the cancellation in the manner that the Registrar thinks fit.

249  Subsections 53(1) to (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  If the Registrar is required, under a provision of this Part, to notify a partnership, the Registrar must also notify each partner within the partnership of whom the Registrar has details.

             (2)  If the Registrar is required, under a provision of this Part, to notify an unincorporated association or body, the Registrar must also notify each member of the committee of management of the association or body of whom the Registrar has details.

             (3)  If the Registrar is required, under a provision of this Part, to notify a trust that has 2 or more trustees, the Registrar must also notify each trustee of whom the Registrar has details.

             (4)  If the Registrar is required, under a provision of this Part, to notify a joint venture, the Registrar must also notify each joint venture entity of whom the Registrar has details.

250  Subsection 54(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

251  Paragraph 54(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

252  Subsections 54(3) and (4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

253  Subsection 55(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

254  Subsection 55(2)

Omit “lodge an application with ASIC”, substitute “apply to the Registrar”.

255  Subsection 55(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The application must:

                     (a)  meet any requirements of the data standards; and

                     (b)  be accompanied by the renewal fee appropriate to the period sought.

256  Subsections 55(4) and (5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

257  Section 56 (after table item 5)

Insert:

5A

Refusal to determine that a business name constituted by or including a restricted word or expression is available to an entity

Subsection 28(2A)

(a) where an entity is specified—that entity; and

(b) where a business is specified—the entity carrying on that business

258  Section 56 (table item 11, column 1)

Omit “include”, substitute “record”.

259  Section 56 (table item 11, column 1)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”.

260  Section 56 (table item 12, column 1)

Omit “enter”, substitute “record”.

261  Section 56 (table item 12, column 1)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”.

262  Section 56 (table item 16)

Repeal the item.

263  Subsection 57(1)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “by the Registrar”.

264  Subsection 57(1)

Omit “lodge an application with ASIC”, substitute “apply to the Registrar”.

265  At the end of subsection 57(1)

Add:

                   The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

266  Subsection 57(2)

Omit “an ASIC member or staff member”, substitute “the Registrar”.

267  Subsection 57(2)

Omit “lodge an application with”, substitute “apply to”.

268  Subsection 57(3)

After “An application”, insert “under subsection (2)”.

269  Paragraph 57(3)(c)

Omit “lodged”, substitute “made”.

270  Subsection 57(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  An application under subsection (2) for review of a decision must be made within 28 days after the entity is notified of the decision.

271  Subsection 57(5)

Omit “lodged”, substitute “made”.

272  Subsection 57(6)

Omit “lodged with a review body”, substitute “made”.

273  Subsection 57(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (8)  If the Registrar, as the review body, has not decided an application by an entity for review of a decision within 28 days after the application is made, the entity may, at any time, notify the review body that the entity wishes to treat the decision as having been affirmed.

          (8A)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

          (8B)  If the Minister, as the review body, has not decided an application by an entity for review of a decision within 60 days after the application is made, the entity may, at any time, notify the review body, in writing, that the entity wishes to treat the decision as having been affirmed.

274  Subsection 57(9)

Omit “notice under subsection (8)”, substitute “a notification under subsection (8) or subsection (8B)”.

275  Subsection 57(9)

Omit “notice” (wherever occurring), substitute “notification”.

276  Subsection 58(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

277  Subsection 58(2)

Omit “lodged”, substitute “made”.

278  At the end of subsection 58(3)

Add:

                   ; (d)  a refusal to determine under subsection 28(2A) that a business name constituted by or including a restricted word or expression is available to an entity.

279  Paragraph 58(4)(a)

Omit “or (b)”, substitute “, (b) or (d)”.

280  Part 8

Repeal the Part.

281  Sections 63 and 64

Repeal the sections.

282  Subsection 65(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

283  Subsection 65(1)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “by the Registrar”.

284  Subsection 65(2)

Omit “ASIC has”, substitute “The Registrar has”.

285  Subsection 65(2)

Omit “ASIC is”, substitute “the Registrar is”.

286  Subsection 65(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

287  Sections 66 to 68

Repeal the sections.

288  Section 69 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

289  Subsection 69(1) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

290  Subsection 69(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first and second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

291  Paragraph 69(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  does not meet the requirements (if any) of the data standards; or

292  Subsection 69(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “the Registrar may”.

293  Subsection 69(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The effect of the Registrar refusing to receive the document is that the document is not given to the Registrar (see subsection (6)).

294  Subsection 69(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

295  Paragraph 69(2)(c)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

296  After subsection 69(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Lodgement of the supplementary document must meet any requirements of the data standards.

297  Subsection 69(3) (heading)

Omit “Notice”, substitute “Request”.

298  Subsection 69(3)

Omit “ASIC may give a written notice to”, substitute “The Registrar may request”.

299  Subsection 69(3)

Omit “, requiring the entity”.

300  Paragraphs 69(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “to ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

301  Subsection 69(3)

Omit “ASIC considers”, substitute “the Registrar considers”.

302  Subsection 69(4) (heading)

Omit “Notice”, substitute “Request”.

303  Subsection 69(4)

Omit “notice” (first, second and third occurring), substitute “request”.

304  Subsection 69(4)

Omit “ASIC may specify a later day by giving a written notice to”, substitute “The Registrar may specify a later day by notifying”.

305  Subsection 69(5) (heading)

Omit “notice”, substitute “request”.

306  Subsection 69(5)

Omit “notice” (wherever occurring), substitute “request”.

307  Subsection 69(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

308  Subsection 69(6)

Omit “If ASIC”, substitute “If the Registrar”.

309  Subsection 69(6)

Omit “lodged with ASIC”, substitute “given to the Registrar”.

310  Section 70 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

311  Section 70

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

312  Section 71

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

313  Section 72

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

314  Paragraph 73(a)

Omit “shown in the Business Names Register”, substitute “recorded by the Registrar under this Act or the Transitional Act”.

315  Paragraph 73(b)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “recorded by the Registrar under this Act or the Transitional Act”.

316  Section 74

Repeal the section.

317  Section 75 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

318  Section 75

Omit “ASIC” (first and second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

319  Section 75

Omit “, by written notice given to the entity”.

320  Paragraph 75(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

321  Sections 76 and 77

Repeal the sections.

322  Section 78

Omit all the words before “liable”, substitute “The Minister is not”.

323  Section 79

Repeal the section.

324  Subsection 80(1)

Omit all the words after “delegate”, substitute “to the Registrar such of the Minister’s functions and powers under this Act or the Transitional Act as are prescribed”.

325  Subsection 82(1)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the partners in a partnership, may be lodged with ASIC, nominating”, substitute “All the partners in a partnership may nominate”.

326  Subsection 82(4)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the partners in a partnership, may be lodged with ASIC, withdrawing”, substitute “All the partners in a partnership may withdraw”.

327  Subsection 82(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  A nomination or withdrawal of a nomination under this section must be given to the Registrar and must meet any requirements of the data standards.

328  Subsection 84(1)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the members of the committee of management of an unincorporated association or body, may be lodged with ASIC, nominating”, substitute “All the members of the committee of management of an unincorporated association or body may nominate”.

329  Subsection 84(4)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the members of the committee of management of an unincorporated association or body, may be lodged with ASIC, withdrawing”, substitute “All the members of the committee of management of an unincorporated association or body may withdraw”.

330  Subsection 84(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  A nomination or withdrawal of a nomination under this section must be given to the Registrar and must meet any requirements of the data standards.

331  Subsection 86(2)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the trustees of a trust, may be lodged with ASIC, nominating”, substitute “All the trustees of a trust may nominate”.

332  Subsection 86(5)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the trustees of a trust, may be lodged with ASIC, withdrawing”, substitute “All the trustees of a trust may withdraw”.

333  Subsection 86(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  A nomination or withdrawal of a nomination under this section must be given to the Registrar and must meet any requirements of the data standards.

334  Subsection 87(6)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the joint venture entities, may be lodged with ASIC, nominating”, substitute “All the joint venture entities may nominate”.

335  Subsection 87(8)

Omit “A notice, signed by all the joint venture entities, may be lodged with ASIC, withdrawing”, substitute “All the joint venture entities may withdraw”.

336  Subsection 87(9)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (9)  A nomination or withdrawal of a nomination under this section must be given to the Registrar and must meet any requirements of the data standards.

337  Subsection 87(11)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

338  Subsection 88(4)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

339  Subsection 88(4)

Omit all the words after “ABN” (first occurring).

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011

340  Item 13 of Schedule 1

Repeal the item.

341  Item 14 of Schedule 1 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

342  Item 14 of Schedule 1

Omit “ASIC may record and use information disclosed to ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar may record and use information disclosed to the Registrar”.

343  Item 14 of Schedule 1

Omit “(whether under item 13 or otherwise)”.

344  Item 14 of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The Registrar may also request information under section 37 of the Business Names Registration Act.

345  Items 15 and 16 of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

15  The Registrar may rely on information disclosed by States and Territories

In exercising powers or performing functions under this Act, the Registrar may rely on information disclosed to it by a State or Territory.

16  What the Registrar must do if information available on transition deficient

(1)       This item applies if:

                     (a)  a business name is registered under this Act to an entity or entities; and

                     (b)  the Registrar is satisfied that, because of a deficiency in the information available to ASIC before registration:

                              (i)  the business name has not been registered to the correct entity or entities; or

                             (ii)  other information recorded by ASIC or the Registrar in relation to the registration under this Act is incorrect.

(2)       The Registrar must:

                     (a)  correct the information mentioned in subparagraph (1)(b)(i) or (ii), as the case requires; and

                     (b)  notify:

                              (i)  each entity to whom the business name was registered before the correction; and

                             (ii)  each entity to whom the business name is registered after the correction; and

                            (iii)  any other person to whom the corrected information relates.

346  Items 18 to 20 of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

18  Distinguishing words and expressions

(1)       This item applies if 2 or more business names that are identical or nearly identical are registered under this Act.

(2)       This item also applies if one or more of the business names are subsequently registered under the Business Names Registration Act under an application to which an entity to whom the business name or names were previously registered has consented by notification under section 31 of that Act.

(3)       The Registrar may, by notifying each entity to whom one of the business names is registered, nominate a word or expression to be recorded in relation to the business name registered to that entity.

(4)       The Registrar may only nominate a word or expression to an entity if the Registrar is reasonably satisfied the inclusion of the word or expression would assist in distinguishing a business or businesses carried on by the entity from a business or businesses carried on by another entity.

(5)       Without limiting subitem (4), a word or expression nominated by the Registrar may be a word or expression identifying the location at which a business is, or businesses are, carried on by the entity under one or more of the business names.

(6)       If the Registrar notifies an entity of a nomination, the entity must, within 28 days after the notification, notify the Registrar:

                     (a)  of the entity’s acceptance of the nomination; or

                     (b)  of an objection to the nomination, and a nomination of an alternative word or expression.

The notification by the entity must meet any requirements of the data standards.

(7)       If an entity fails to comply with subitem (6), the entity is taken to have accepted the nomination.

(8)       The Registrar must accept the alternative word or expression nominated by the entity unless reasonably satisfied that, if:

                     (a)  the word or expression were added to the business name; and

                     (b)  the entity made application to register the business name as altered;

the business name as altered would not be available to the entity under section 25 of the Business Names Registration Act.

(9)       The Registrar must:

                     (a)  notify the entity whether it accepts or rejects the alternative word or expression; and

                     (b)  if the Registrar rejects the alternative—specify in the notification the word or expression that is to be recorded under item 20.

19  Meaning of distinguishing word or expression

A word or expression is the distinguishing word or expression that relates to a business carried on by an entity under a business name, if:

                     (a)  the word or expression is nominated by the Registrar in relation to the business name by notification to the entity under subitem 18(3) and accepted by the entity under paragraph 18(6)(a); or

                     (b)  the word or expression is nominated by the Registrar in relation to the business name by notification to the entity under subitem 18(3) and taken to have been accepted by the entity under subitem 18(7); or

                     (c)  the word or expression is nominated by the entity in relation to the business name by notification under paragraph 18(6)(b) and accepted by the Registrar under subitem 18(8); or

                     (d)  in a case where an alternative word or expression is nominated in relation to the business name by the entity under paragraph 18(6)(b) and rejected by the Registrar under subitem 18(8)—the word or expression is specified in the Registrar’s notification under subitem 18(9).

20  The Registrar must record the distinguishing word or expression

(1)       The Registrar must record the distinguishing word or expression that relates to a business or businesses carried on by an entity under a business name registered to the entity.

(2)       However, the distinguishing word or expression does not form part of the business name.

(3)       The Registrar may remove the record of a distinguishing word or expression in relation to a business name if the Registrar is reasonably satisfied that the removal would not lead to confusion about who is carrying on a business or businesses under that business name.

(4)       If the Registrar removes the record, the Registrar must notify the following entities of the removal:

                     (a)  the entity to whom the business name is registered;

                     (b)  each entity for whom the Registrar has contact details to whom the business name, or a nearly identical business name, was formerly registered.

(5)       The Registrar may also notify any other entity of the removal of the distinguishing word or expression if the Registrar is reasonably satisfied that the other entity’s interests might be affected by the removal.

347  Item 21 of Schedule 1

Omit “entered on the Business Names Register”, substitute “recorded by the Registrar”.

348  Subitem 22(2) of Schedule 1

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “The Registrar must”.

349  Paragraph 22(2)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “lodges a request with ASIC, in the prescribed form and manner,”, substitute “requests the Registrar”.

350  After subitem 22(2) of Schedule 1

Insert:

(2A)     The request must meet any requirements of the data standards.

351  Item 26 of Schedule 1

Repeal the item.

352  Item 27 of Schedule 1 (table item 3, column 2)

Omit “Subitem 18(9) “, substitute “Subitem 18(8)”.

353  Item 27 of Schedule 1 (table item 4, column 2)

Omit “Paragraph 18(10)(b)”, substitute “Paragraph 18(9)(b)”.

354  Item 27 of Schedule 1 (cell at table item 5, column 1)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Removing the record of a word or expression to distinguish an entity

355  Item 28 of Schedule 1 (at the end of the heading)

Add “made by ASIC”.

356  After item 28 of Schedule 1

Insert:

28A  Internal review of certain decisions made by the Registrar

(1)       If a reviewable decision is made by the Registrar other than as a delegate of the Minister, an entity on whose application the decision is reviewable may apply to the Registrar (the review body) for review of the decision. The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

(2)       If a reviewable decision is made by the Registrar as a delegate of the Minister, an entity on whose application the decision is reviewable may apply to the Minister (the review body) for review of the decision.

(3)       An application under subitem (2):

                     (a)  must set out the reasons for making the application; and

                     (b)  must be in the prescribed form; and

                     (c)  must be made in the prescribed manner.

(4)       An application under subitem (1) or (2) must be made within 28 days after the entity is notified of the decision.

(5)       Despite subitem (4), an application for review may be made within such longer period as the review body allows.

(6)       After an application for review is made, the review body must review the decision and:

                     (a)  affirm the decision under review; or

                     (b)  vary the decision under review; or

                     (c)  set aside the decision under review and make a decision in substitution for it.

(7)       A decision of the review body under subitem (6) takes effect:

                     (a)  on a day, provided in the decision, that is after the decision is made; or

                     (b)  if a day is not so provided—on the day on which the decision is made.

(8)       If the Registrar, as the review body, has not decided an application by an entity for review within 28 days after the application is made, the entity may, at any time, notify the review body that the entity wishes to treat the decision as having been affirmed. The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

(9)       If the Minister, as the review body, has not decided an application by an entity for review within 60 days after the application is made, the entity may, at any time, notify the review body, in writing, that the entity wishes to treat the decision as having been affirmed.

(10)     For the purposes of item 29, if an entity gives a notification under subitem (8) or (9), the review body is taken to have refused the entity’s application on the day on which the notification or notice is given.

357  Subitem 29(1) of Schedule 1

Omit all the words after “been made”, substitute:

by:

                     (a)  ASIC or the Minister under item 28; or

                     (b)  the Registrar or the Minister under item 28A.

358  Subitem 29(2) of Schedule 1

Omit all the words after “subitem 28(1)”, substitute “or could have made an application under subitem 28A(1), as the case requires”.

359  At the end of the Act

Add:

Schedule 3Transitional provisions relating to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019

  

  

1  Application of amendments relating to the Business Names Register

            The amendments made by items 102 and 104 to 358 of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 apply on and after the day (the appointment day) the Minister appoints, under section 62A of the Business Names Registration Act, a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

2  Liability for damages

            Section 78 of the Business Names Registration Act, as in force immediately before the appointment day, continues to apply, on and after that day, in relation to an act done or omitted to be done before that day by ASIC or a person mentioned in paragraphs (c) to (e) of that section.

3  Delegation of prescribed functions and powers

A delegation of functions or powers by the Minister in force under section 80 of the Business Names Registration Act immediately before the appointment day continues in force (and may be dealt with) on and after that day as if the delegation were a delegation to the Registrar.

4  Notice nominating or withdrawing nomination of principal contact

A notice that:

                     (a)  nominates, or withdraws the nomination of, a person as the principal contact in relation to an entity under section 82, 84, 86 or 87 of the Business Names Registration Act; and

                     (b)  is lodged with ASIC before the appointment day;

continues in force (and may be dealt with) on and after that day as if the notice had been lodged with the Registrar.

5  Things started but not finished by ASIC

            If:

                     (a)  before the appointment day, ASIC started doing a thing under the Business Names Registration Act or Schedule 1 to this Act as in force immediately before that day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, ASIC had not finished doing that thing;

then, on and after that day:

                     (c)  ASIC may finish doing the thing as if the thing were being done by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers; or

                     (d)  if ASIC does not finish doing the thing under paragraph (c)—the Registrar may finish doing the thing in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers.

Corporations Act 2001

360  Subsection 5H(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A notice must be lodged with the Registrar before the registration day. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

361  Subsection 5H(3)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

362  Section 9 (definition of ACN)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

363  Section 9 (definition of ARBN)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

364  Section 9 (definition of ASIC database)

Repeal the definition.

365  Section 9 (definition of Business Names Register)

Repeal the definition.

366  Section 9 (paragraph (b) of the definition of continuous disclosure notice)

Omit “under section 675 lodged”, substitute “lodged under section 675”.

367  Section 9 (note at the end of the definition of director)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

368  Section 9 (definition of extract of particulars)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

369  Section 9 (paragraph (a) of the definition of extract of particulars)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  some or all of the particulars in relation to the company, scheme or fund that are:

                              (i)  recorded by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with this Act; or

                             (ii)  recorded in the register or registers maintained by ASIC under subsection 1274(1);

370  Section 9 (definition of lodge)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

lodge means:

                     (a)  if the context mentions ASIC—lodge with ASIC in this jurisdiction; or

                     (b)  if the context mentions the Registrar—lodge with the Registrar in this jurisdiction; or

                     (c)  otherwise—lodge with ASIC or the Registrar, as the context requires, in this jurisdiction.

371  Section 9 (definition of offer information statement)

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

372  Section 9 (note to the definition of Product Disclosure Statement)

After “lodgement”, insert “with the Registrar”.

373  Section 9 (definition of profile statement)

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

374  Section 9 (definition of prospectus)

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

375  Section 9 (definition of responsible entity)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

376  Section 9 (definition of return of particulars)

Omit “by ASIC”, substitute “under this Act”.

377  Section 9 (paragraph (a) of the definition of return of particulars)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  some or all of the particulars in relation to the company, scheme or fund that are:

                              (i)  recorded by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with this Act; or

                             (ii)  recorded in the register or registers maintained by ASIC under subsection 1274(1);

378  Subparagraph 88A(1)(a)(i)

Omit “lodged or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged”, substitute “lodged, or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged, with ASIC or the Registrar”.

379  Subsection 100(1)

After “lodged”, insert “(with ASIC or the Registrar)”.

380  At the end of section 100

Add:

             (3)  The Registrar may require a person who has lodged with the Registrar a notice or application that includes a statement under paragraph (1)(d) to produce to the Registrar the consent referred to in the statement.

381  Section 106 (heading)

Omit “Commission delegate”, substitute “delegates”.

382  Section 106

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

383  At the end of section 106

Add:

             (2)  For the purpose of the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, under this Act by a person to whom the Registrar has delegated functions or powers, a reference to the Registrar in a provision of this Act relating to the performance of the function, or the exercise of the power, includes a reference to the delegate.

Note:          For delegations by the Registrar, see section 1270D.

384  Paragraphs 109X(1)(c) and (d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

385  Subsection 109X(2)

Omit “ASIC under subsection 5H(2), 117(2), 205B(1) or (4) or 601BC(2)”, substitute “the Registrar under section 5H, 117, 205B or 601BC”.

386  Paragraph 111AF(1)(a)

Omit “with ASIC”.

387  Paragraph 1.1 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission)”, substitute “the Registrar”.

388  Paragraph 1.10 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

389  Paragraph 3.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

390  Paragraph 3.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “form with ASIC. The form”, substitute “with the Registrar. The application”.

391  Paragraph 3.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (last occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

392  Paragraphs 3.3, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

393  Paragraph 4.1 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

394  Paragraph 4.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

395  Paragraph 4.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “on ASIC’s database”, substitute “by the Registrar”.

396  Paragraph 4.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC on a printed form or, if an agreement is in place to lodge electronically, in accordance with the agreement”, substitute “the Registrar”.

397  Paragraph 4.2 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “, 352”.

398  Paragraph 4.3 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar (on behalf of the Commonwealth)”.

399  Paragraph 4.4 of the small business guide in Part 1.5 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

400  Paragraph 4.4 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

401  Paragraph 4.4 of the small business guide in Part 1.5 (table, heading to column headed “the company must notify ASIC of the change...”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

402  Paragraph 4.4 of the small business guide in Part 1.5 (table item 4, column headed “the company must notify ASIC of the change...”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

403  Paragraph 5.1 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

404  Paragraph 5.1 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (third and fourth occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

405  Paragraph 5.4 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

406  Paragraph 6.1 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC cancels the company’s registration”, substitute “the Registrar deregisters the company”.

407  Paragraph 10.3 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “ASIC” (last occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

408  Paragraph 12.6 of the small business guide in Part 1.5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

12.6 Deregistration of a company

409  Paragraph 12.6 of the small business guide in Part 1.5

Omit “on the register until ASIC cancels the company’s registration”, substitute “the Registrar deregisters the company”.

410  Subsection 111L(1) (table item 1, column 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

411  Subsection 111L(1) (table item 2, column 2)

Omit “ASIC may direct company to lodge consolidated constitution”, substitute “Directing company to lodge consolidated constitution with ASIC or the Registrar”.

412  Subsection 111L(1) (table item 4, column 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

413  Subsection 111L(1) (table item 11, column 2)

Omit “ASIC”.

414  Subsection 111L(1) (table item 13, column 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

415  Subsections 111N(1), (2), (3) and (4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

416  Subsection 117(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

417  Subsection 117(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Contents of the application

             (2)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

          (2A)  Without limiting subsection (2), the application must specify the State or Territory in this jurisdiction in which the company is to be taken to be registered.

418  Subsection 117(4)

Repeal the subsection.

419  Subsection 117(5)

Omit “have the consents and agreements referred to in subsection (2) when the application is lodged”, substitute “, when the application is lodged, have any consents and agreements required by the data standards in relation to applications under this section”.

420  Section 118 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

421  Subsection 118(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

422  Paragraph 118(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  give the company a certificate of registration that meets any requirements of the data standards.

423  Subsection 118(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

424  Subsection 118(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

The Registrar must record registration

             (2)  The Registrar must make a record of the registration.

425  Subparagraph 119A(2)(a)(i)

Omit “paragraph 117(2)(n)”, substitute “subsection 117(2A)”.

426  Subparagraph 119A(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “paragraph 601BC(2)(o)”, substitute “subsection 601BC(3)”.

427  Subsection 119A(2) (note 1)

Repeal the note.

428  Subsection 129(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

429  Section 130 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

430  Section 130

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

431  At the end of paragraph 136(1)(a)

Add “with the Registrar”.

432  Subsection 136(5)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

433  After subsection 136(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

434  Section 138

Repeal the section, substitute:

138  ASIC may direct company to lodge consolidated constitution

                   ASIC may do either or both of the following:

                     (a)  direct a company to lodge a consolidated copy of its constitution with ASIC;

                     (b)  direct a company to lodge a consolidated copy of its constitution with the Registrar.

435  Subsection 142(1) (note 2)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

436  Subsection 142(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

437  Subsection 142(2)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

438  Section 143 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

439  Subsection 143(1)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

440  Subsection 143(1) (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

441  Subsections 143(2) and (3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

442  Paragraph 145(2)(a)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

443  Paragraph 145(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

444  Subsection 145(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

445  Subsection 145(3)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

446  Subsection 146(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

447  Subsection 146(1)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

448  Subsection 146A(1)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

449  Subsection 146A(2)

Omit “in the prescribed form”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

450  At the end of section 146A

Add:

             (3)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

451  Paragraph 147(1)(b)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “under the Business Names Registration Act 2011”.

452  Subsections 147(3) and (4) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

453  Subsection 150(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

454  At the end of subsection 150(2)

Add:

The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

455  Subsection 151(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

456  After subsection 151(2)

Insert:

    (2AAA)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

457  Subsection 151(2AA)

Omit “to notify ASIC as soon as practicable of the modification”, substitute “to give ASIC, as soon as practicable, a notification of the modification that meets any requirements of the data standards”.

458  Subsection 151(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

459  Paragraph 151(3)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

460  Subsection 152(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  A person may lodge an application with the Registrar to reserve a name for a company. If the name is available, the Registrar must reserve it.

Note:          For available names, see section 147.

          (1A)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

461  Subsection 152(2)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

462  At the end of subsection 152(2)

Add “The applicant’s request must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

463  Subsection 152(3)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

464  Subsection 152(3)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

465  At the end of subsection 152(3)

Add “The applicant’s request must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

466  Paragraph 157(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  lodge an application with the Registrar that meets any requirements of the data standards.

467  Subsections 157(2) and (3), 157A(1) and 157A(3) to (7)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

468  Section 158 (heading)

Omit “ASIC’s power”, substitute “Power”.

469  Subsection 158(1)

Omit “ASIC may direct a company in writing”, substitute “The Registrar may direct a company”.

470  Subsections 158(3) and (4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

471  Section 159 (heading)

Omit “ASIC’s power”, substitute “Power”.

472  Subsection 159(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

473  Paragraph 159(1)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

474  Subsection 159(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

475  Section 160 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

476  Section 160 (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

477  Section 160

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

478  Subsection 161A(6A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

479  Subsection 161A(6A)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

480  Subsections 162(3) and 163(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

481  Subparagraph 163(2)(c)(i)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

482  Subsection 163(2) (notes 1 and 2)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

483  After subsection 163(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  An assent of a kind mentioned in subparagraph (2)(c)(i) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

484  Section 164 (heading)

Omit “ASIC changes”, substitute “Changes to”.

485  Subsection 164(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

486  Paragraphs 164(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

487  Subsection 164(2)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

488  Subsection 164(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The notice that the Registrar intends to alter the details of the company’s registration:

                     (a)  must be included in the records of the Registrar; and

                     (b)  must be made accessible to the public; and

                     (c)  must meet any requirements of the data standards that relate to the notice (including requirements relating to including the notice in the records of the Registrar and making the notice accessible to the public); and

                     (d)  without limiting paragraph (c), must state that the Registrar will alter the details of the company’s registration 1 month after the notice has been made accessible to the public unless an order by a court or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal prevents it from doing so.

489  Subsections 164(4) and (5)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

490  Subsection 164(6)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

491  Subsection 164(6) (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

492  Subsection 164(7)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

493  Subsection 164(7) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

494  Subsection 164(7) (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

495  Subsection 165(3)

After “ASIC may”, insert “direct the Registrar to”.

496  At the end of subsection 165(3)

Add “The Registrar must comply with the direction.”.

497  Subsection 165(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

498  Subsection 165(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

499  Subsection 165(5) (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

500  Paragraphs 172(1)(d) and (1A)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

501  Subsection 172(2) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

502  Subsection 172(2)

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

503  Subsection 175(3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

504  Subsection 178A(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

505  Subsection 178A(1)

Omit “and in the prescribed form,”.

506  At the end of subsection 178A(1)

Add:

                   The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

507  Subsection 178C(1)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

508  Section 178D (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

509  Section 178D

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

510  Section 178D (table heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

511  Section 178D (table, heading to column headed “The company must notify ASIC within this time...”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

512  Section 178D (table items 1 to 3, column headed “The company must notify ASIC within this time...”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

513  Section 178D (table item 3, column headed “The company must notify ASIC within this time...”)

Omit “of the particulars of the issue”.

514  Section 178D (table item 4, column headed “The company must notify ASIC within this time...”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

515  Paragraphs 188(1)(f), (h) and (i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

516  Subsection 199A(3)

Omit “ASIC or” (wherever occurring), substitute “ASIC, the Registrar or”.

517  Subsection 201K(5) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

518  Section 201L (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

519  Section 201L

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

520  Subsection 201M(2) (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

521  Section 201S

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

522  Section 204D (note 1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

523  Subsection 204E(2) (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

524  Section 205A (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

525  Subsection 205A(1)

Omit “ASIC written”, substitute “the Registrar”.

526  Subsection 205A(1)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

527  Subsection 205A(2) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

528  Section 205B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

529  Subsection 205B(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

530  Subsection 205B(1)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

531  Subsection 205B(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

532  Subsection 205B(2)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

533  Subsection 205B(3)

Repeal the subsection.

534  Subsection 205B(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

535  Subsection 205B(4)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

536  Subsection 205B(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

537  Subsection 205B(5)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

538  Paragraphs 205B(6)(b) and 205D(2)(b) and (3)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

539  Subsection 205D(3)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

540  Subsection 205D(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

541  Section 205E (heading)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

542  Subsection 205E(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

543  Subsection 205E(1)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

544  Subsection 205E(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

545  Subsections 206A(1) and (2) (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

546  Subsection 206G(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

547  Subsection 206G(2)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

548  Subsection 206G(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

549  At the end of section 206G

Add:

             (6)  Lodgement of a document with the Registrar under this section must meet any requirements of the data standards.

550  Subsections 206GA(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Notice lodged with the Registrar before leave application

             (2)  If the person lodges a notice with the Registrar under subsection 206G(2), the Registrar must give the ACCC and ASIC a copy of the notice.

Leave orders

             (3)  If the person lodges a copy of an order with the Registrar under subsection 206G(4), the Registrar must give the ACCC and ASIC a copy of the order.

551  Section 226

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

552  Subsection 235(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

553  Subparagraph 246C(5)(b)(ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

554  Subsection 246D(6)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

555  Section 246F (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

556  Subsection 246F(1)

Omit “ASIC a notice in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar a notice”.

557  After paragraph 246F(1)(b)

Insert:

The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

558  Subsection 246F(3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

559  At the end of subsection 246F(3)

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

560  Paragraphs 247C(2)(a) and 249A(5)(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

561  Subsection 249B(2)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

562  Paragraphs 251A(5)(c) and 253M(3)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

563  Subsection 254B(1) (note 1)

Omit “ASIC by a notice in the prescribed form (see subsection 246F(1))”, substitute “the Registrar by a notice that meets the requirements of the data standards (see subsections 246F(1) and(2))”.

564  Subsection 254B(1) (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

565  Subsections 254E(2), 254H(4) and 254N(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

566  Section 254X (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

567  Subsection 254X(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Within 28 days after issuing shares, a company must give a notice to the Registrar. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

568  Subsection 254X(2)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

569  Subsection 254X(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

570  Section 254Y (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

571  Subsection 254Y(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Within 1 month after shares are cancelled, the company must give a notice to the Registrar. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

572  Subsection 256C(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

573  Subsection 256C(5) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

574  Subsection 256C(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

575  At the end of section 256C

Add:

             (6)  Lodgement of a document with the Registrar under this section must meet any requirements of the data standards.

576  Subsection 257B(1) (table)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

577  Subsection 257C(3) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

578  Subsection 257C(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

579  At the end of section 257C

Add:

             (4)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

580  Subsection 257D(3) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

581  Subsection 257D(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

582  At the end of subsection 257D(3)

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

583  Section 257E (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

584  Section 257E

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

585  At the end of section 257E

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

586  Subsection 257F(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

587  After paragraph 257F(2)(b)

Insert:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

588  Subsection 257H(3) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

589  Paragraph 260A(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

590  Subsection 260B(5) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

591  Subsections 260B(5) and (6)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

592  Subsection 260B(5)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

593  After subsection 260B(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

594  Subsection 260B(7)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

595  At the end of section 260B

Add:

Requirements for lodgement

             (8)  Lodgement of a document under this section must meet any requirements of the data standards.

596  Section 283BC (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

597  Subsection 283BC(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

598  Paragraph 283BC(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed by the regulations”, substitute “required by the data standards”.

599  Subsection 283BC(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

600  Subsection 283BC(3)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

601  Section 283BCA

Repeal the section, substitute:

283BCA  Record of trustees for debenture holders

                   The Registrar must maintain a record of trustees for debenture holders.

602  Section 283BF (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

603  Paragraph 283BF(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC (see section 351)”, substitute “the Registrar”.

604  At the end of subsection 283BF(1)

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

605  Section 283BG (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

606  Subsection 285(1) (table item 5, column headed “steps”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

607  Subsection 289(2)

Omit “ASIC written notice in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar notice”.

608  At the end of subsection 289(2)

Add “The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

609  Paragraphs 292(2)(b) and 302(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

610  Section 302 (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

611  Division 5 of Part 2M.3 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

612  Section 319 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

613  Subsection 319(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

614  At the end of subsection 319(1)

Add “The lodgement of the report must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

615  Section 320 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

616  Subsection 320(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

617  At the end of subsection 320(1)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

618  Subsection 321(1)

Omit “ASIC” (last occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

619  Subsection 322(1)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

620  At the end of subsection 322(1)

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

621  Paragraph 324BB(6)(a)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “under section 24 of the Business Names Registration Act 2011”.

622  Paragraph 324BB(6)(b)

Omit “in the prescribed form”, substitute “that meets any requirements of the data standards”.

623  Paragraph 324DAC(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

624  At the end of section 324DAC

Add:

                   Lodgement of the copy of the resolution must meet any requirements of the data standards.

625  At the end of subsection 329(2)

Add “with the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

626  Paragraph 329(11)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

627  Paragraph 329(11)(c)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

628  Paragraph 329(11)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

629  At the end of section 329

Add:

           (12)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

630  Subsection 331AC(7)

Omit “ASIC a notice of the removal or resignation in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar a notice of the removal or resignation. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards”.

631  Subsection 332A(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

632  At the end of subsection 332A(3)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

633  Chapter 2N (heading)

Omit “ASIC”.

634  Subparagraph 345A(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “in a register maintained by ASIC under section 1274”, substitute “under section 118”.

635  Paragraph 345A(1A)(b)

Omit “in a register maintained by ASIC under section 1274”, substitute “under section 118”.

636  Subsection 345A(1A)

Omit “determined by ASIC”, substitute “determined by the Registrar”.

637  Subsections 345B(1) and (2)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

638  Subsection 345B(3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

639  Section 345C

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

640  Section 346A (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

641  Subsection 346A(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

642  Subsection 346A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

643  Section 346B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

644  Section 346B

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

645  Section 346B

Omit “prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section”, substitute “specified in the data standards in relation to this section”.

646  Paragraph 346C(3)(a)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

647  Paragraphs 346C(3)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  must meet any requirements of the data standards; and

648  Subsection 346C(4)

Omit “lodge a prescribed form”, substitute “give notice (however described)”.

649  Subsection 346C(5)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

650  Subsection 347A(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

651  Section 347B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

652  Subsection 347B(1)

Omit “ASIC of that fact, in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar”.

653  At the end of subsection 347B(1)

Add “The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

654  Subsection 347B(2)

Omit “ASIC of that fact, in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar”.

655  After subsection 347B(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  A notification under subsection (1) or (2) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

656  Subsection 347B(3)

Omit “this section”, substitute “subsection (1) or (2)”.

657  Paragraph 347C(1)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

658  Section 348A (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

659  Subsection 348A(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

660  Subsection 348A(1)

Omit “ASIC suspects”, substitute “the Registrar suspects”.

661  Subsection 348A(1)

Omit “a register maintained by ASIC under subsection 1274(1)”, substitute “records maintained by the Registrar in the performance of functions or the exercise of powers under this Act”.

662  Subsection 348A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

663  Section 348B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

664  Section 348B

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

665  Section 348C (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

666  Subsection 348C(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

667  Paragraph 348D(2)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

668  Paragraphs 348D(2)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  must meet any requirements of the data standards; and

669  Subsection 348D(3)

Omit “lodge a prescribed form”, substitute “give notice (however described)”.

670  Subsection 348D(4)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

671  Section 349A (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

672  Subsection 349A(1)

Omit “ASIC, in the prescribed form and”, substitute “the Registrar,”.

673  At the end of subsection 349A(1)

Add “The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

674  Section 349B

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

675  At the end of section 349B

Add:

The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

676  Section 349C

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

677  At the end of section 349C

Add:

The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

678  Section 349D

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

679  At the end of section 349D

Add “The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

680  Subsection 411(10)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

681  After subsection 411(10)

Insert:

        (10A)  Lodgement of the order must meet any requirements of the data standards.

682  Subsection 412(6)

After “registered”, insert “by the Registrar pursuant to a direction”.

683  Subsection 412(7)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

684  Subsection 412(8)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

685  Subsection 412(8)

After “ASIC must not”, insert “direct the Registrar to”.

686  Paragraph 413(1)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

687  Subsection 413(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

688  At the end of subsection 413(3)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

689  Subsection 415(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

690  At the end of subsection 415(1)

Add “The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

691  Paragraph 422(1)(c)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC”.

692  Subsection 422(2)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC”.

693  At the end of subsection 422(3)

Add “with ASIC”.

694  Subsection 422(4)

After “report” (wherever occurring), insert “with ASIC”.

695  Subsection 422A(3)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

696  Subsection 422A(4)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note), substitute:

             (4)  The return must:

                     (a)  be lodged with the Registrar within 3 months after the end of the control return year; and

                     (b)  meet any requirements of the data standards.

697  Subsection 422B(3)

Repeal the subsection (not including the note), substitute:

             (3)  The return must:

                     (a)  be lodged with the Registrar within 1 month after the control of the property of the corporation ends; and

                     (b)  meet any requirements of the data standards.

698  Paragraph 426(a)

After “lodges”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

699  Subsections 427(1) to (2)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

700  Subsection 427(2)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

701  Subsection 427(3)

Omit “lodge notice in the prescribed form”, substitute “lodge with the Registrar notice”.

702  Subsection 427(4)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

703  At the end of section 427

Add:

             (5)  A notice lodged under this section must meet any requirements of the data standards.

704  At the end of subsections 429(4) and (5)

Add “with the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

705  Subsection 432(2)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

706  Paragraph 434(1)(a)

After “document”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

707  Section 434H (at the end of the heading)

Add “or the Registrar”.

708  At the end of subsection 434H(1)

Add “or the Registrar”.

709  Subsection 436DA(4A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

710  After subsection 436DA(4A)

Insert:

          (4B)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

711  At the end of subsection 438B(2A)

Add “in the prescribed form”.

712  Paragraph 438D(1)(c)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC”.

713  At the end of subsection 438D(3)

Add “with ASIC”.

714  Paragraph 445FA(1)(e)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

715  Subsection 445FA(2)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

716  Paragraph 446AA(4)(a)

Omit “ASIC a written notice in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar a notice”.

717  After subsection 446AA(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

718  Subsection 446C(7) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

719  Subsection 446C(7)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

720  Subsection 449CA(4A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

721  After subsection 449CA(4A)

Insert:

          (4B)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

722  Subsection 449CA(6A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

723  After subsection 449CA(6A)

Insert:

          (6B)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

724  Paragraph 450A(1)(a)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

725  After subsection 450A(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  A notice under paragraph (1)(a) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

726  Section 450B

Before “As”, insert “(1)”.

727  Paragraph 450B(b)

Omit “in the prescribed form with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

728  At the end of section 450B

Add:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

729  Section 450C

Before “As”, insert “(1)”.

730  Paragraph 450C(a)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

731  At the end of section 450C

Add:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

732  Section 450D

Before “Where”, insert “(1)”.

733  Paragraph 450D(a)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

734  At the end of section 450D

Add:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

735  Subsection 461(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

736  At the end of subsection 461(2)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

737  Paragraph 465A(1)(a)

Omit “notice in the prescribed form”, substitute “with the Registrar notice”.

738  After subsection 465A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A notice lodged under paragraph (1)(a) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

739  Section 470 (at the end of the heading)

Add “with the Registrar”.

740  Subsection 470(1)

Omit “(other than ASIC)”.

741  Paragraphs 470(1)(a) to (c)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

742  Paragraph 470(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  lodge the order with the Registrar; and

743  Subsection 470(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A document required to be lodged by subsection (1) or (2) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

744  Subsection 474(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

745  At the end of subsection 474(3)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

746  Paragraph 481(5)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

747  At the end of subsection 481(5)

Add “with the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

748  Paragraph 482(2A)(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

749  Subsection 482(5)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

750  At the end of subsection 482(5)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

751  Paragraph 489EA(1)(b)

After “documents”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

752  Paragraph 489EA(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

753  Paragraph 489EA(6)(a)

Omit “on ASIC database”, substitute “to the Registrar”.

754  Subsection 496(7)

Omit “in the prescribed form”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

755  After subsection 496(7)

Insert:

          (7A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

756  Paragraph 497(1)(b)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

757  After subsection 497(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the copies must meet any requirements of the data standards.

758  At the end of subsection 497(6)

Add “in the prescribed form”.

759  Subsection 506(1B)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

760  At the end of subsection 506(1B)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

761  Subsection 506A(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

762  After subsection 506A(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

763  Subsection 506A(6)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

764  After subsection 506A(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

765  Subsection 507(11)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

766  At the end of subsection 507(11)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

767  Subsection 509(1) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

768  Subsection 509(1)

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

769  Subsection 509(1)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “the Registrar must”.

770  Subsection 509(2) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

771  Subsection 509(2)

Omit “that ASIC”, substitute “that the Registrar”.

772  Subsection 509(3)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

773  At the end of subsection 509(3)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

774  Subsection 510(1A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

775  At the end of subsection 510(1A)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

776  Paragraph 533(1)(d)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC”.

777  Subsections 537(1) and (2)

Omit “in the prescribed form” (wherever occurring), substitute “with the Registrar”.

778  At the end of section 537

Add:

             (3)  A notice lodged under this section must meet any requirements of the data standards.

779  Subsection 545(3)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

780  Paragraph 568A(1)(a)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

781  After subsection 568A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A notice under paragraph (1)(a) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

782  Paragraph 568B(1)(a)

After “such notice” (first occurring), insert “with the Registrar”.

783  At the end of paragraph 568B(1)(c)

Add “with the Registrar”.

784  Paragraphs 568C(3)(a) and (b)

After “lodged notice of the disclaimer”, insert “with the Registrar”.

785  Subsections 573(1) and (2)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

786  Paragraph 579A(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

787  Subsection 579A(3)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

788  Paragraph 579B(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

789  Subsection 579B(3)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

790  Paragraph 579C(5)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

791  Subsection 579C(5)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

792  Paragraph 579C(6)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

793  Subsection 579C(6)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

794  Paragraph 579C(7)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

795  Subsection 579C(7)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

796  Subsections 579E(13), 579F(3), 579G(8) and 579H(5) and (6)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

797  Paragraph 589(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC has published in the prescribed manner”.

798  At the end of paragraph 589(3)(a)

Add “has been published”.

799  Subsection 601AA(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

800  After subsection 601AA(1)

Insert:

Application requirements

          (1A)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

801  Subsection 601AA(3) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

802  Subsection 601AA(3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

803  Paragraphs 601AA(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

804  Subsection 601AA(4)

Omit “ASIC must”, substitute “the Registrar must”.

805  Paragraph 601AA(4)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  make a record of the proposed deregistration; and

806  Paragraph 601AA(4)(d)

Omit “in the prescribed manner”.

807  Subsection 601AA(4A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

808  Subsection 601AA(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

809  After subsection 601AA(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The Registrar must refuse to deregister a company under this section if ASIC notifies the Registrar that ASIC objects to the deregistration.

810  Subsection 601AA(6)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

811  Subsection 601AA(7)

Omit “Subsection (6)”, substitute “Subsections (5A) and (6)”.

812  Subsection 601AA(7)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

813  Section 601AB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

601AB  Deregistration—initiated by the Registrar

814  Subsection 601AB(1) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

815  Subsection 601AB(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

816  Paragraph 601AB(1)(b)

After “documents”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

817  Paragraph 601AB(1)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

818  Subsections 601AB(1A) and (1B)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

819  Subsection 601AB(2)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

820  Subsection 601AB(2)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

821  Paragraph 601AB(2)(b)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

822  Subsection 601AB(3)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

823  Subsection 601AB(3)

Omit “it must”, substitute “the Registrar must”.

824  Subparagraph 601AB(3)(a)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph.

825  After paragraph 601AB(3)(a)

Insert:

                   (ab)  make a record of the proposed deregistration; and

826  Paragraph 601AB(3)(b)

Omit “in the prescribed manner”.

827  Subsection 601AB(3A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

828  Subsection 601AB(4)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

829  Subsection 601AB(4)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

830  Subsection 601AB(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

831  After subsection 601AB(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The Registrar must refuse to deregister a company under this section if ASIC notifies the Registrar that ASIC objects to the deregistration.

832  Subsection 601AB(6)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

833  Subsection 601AB(7)

Omit “Subsection (6)”, substitute “Subsections (5A) and (6)”.

834  Subsection 601AB(7)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “the Registrar’s”.

835  Subsection 601AC(1)

Omit “(1) ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

836  Paragraph 601AC(1)(c)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

837  Subsection 601AH(1) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

838  Subsection 601AH(1)

Omit “ASIC may”, substitute “The Registrar may”.

839  Subsection 601AH(1)

Omit “ASIC is”, substitute “the Registrar is”.

840  After subsection 601AH(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  The Registrar:

                     (a)  may reinstate the registration of a company if ASIC is satisfied that the company should not have been deregistered; and

                     (b)  must reinstate the registration if ASIC directs the Registrar to do so.

841  Subsection 601AH(1A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

842  Paragraph 601AH(1A)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

843  Subsection 601AH(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

844  Paragraph 601AH(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

845  Paragraph 601AH(3)(a)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “, (1AA)”.

846  Subsection 601AH(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Registrar to publish notice of reinstatement

             (4)  The Registrar must publish notice of a reinstatement.

847  Subsection 601AH(4A)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

848  Subsection 601AH(5)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

849  Subsection 601AJ(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

850  Subsection 601AJ(2)

Omit “be in the prescribed form”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards”.

851  Section 601AK (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

852  Section 601AK

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

853  Section 601AK

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

854  Section 601AL (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

855  Subsection 601AL(1)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

856  Paragraph 601AL(1)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

857  Subsection 601BC(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

858  Subsections 601BC(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (2), the application must specify the State or Territory in this jurisdiction in which the company is to be taken to be registered.

859  Subsection 601BC(5)

Omit “have the consents and agreements referred to in subsection (2) when the application is lodged”, substitute “, when the application is lodged, have any consents and agreements required by the data standards in relation to applications under this section”.

860  Subsections 601BC(6) to (9)

Repeal the subsections.

861  Section 601BD (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

862  Subsection 601BD(1)

Omit “, ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar, the Registrar”.

863  Paragraph 601BD(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  give the body a certificate of registration that meets any requirements of the data standards.

864  Subsection 601BD(1) (note)

Omit “subsection 1274(7A)”, substitute “section 1274AAA”.

865  Subsection 601BD(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

The Registrar must record registration

             (2)  The Registrar must make a record of the registration.

866  Subsection 601BJ(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

867  Subsection 601BL(1)

Omit “(1)”.

868  Subsection 601BL(1)

Omit “ASIC must remove the body’s name from the appropriate register kept for the purposes of Division 1 or 2 of Part 5B.2.”.

869  Subsection 601BL(2)

Repeal the subsection.

870  Section 601CB

Repeal the section, substitute:

601CB  Application for registration

             (1)  A registrable Australian body may lodge with the Registrar an application for registration under this Division.

             (2)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

             (3)  The Registrar must, subject to this Part:

                     (a)  grant the application and register the body under this Division by making a record of the body’s name; and

                     (b)  allot to the body an ARBN distinct from the ARBN or ACN of each body corporate (other than the body) already registered as a company or registered body under this Act.

871  Subsection 601CC(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

872  Subsections 601CC(2) to (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  If the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that a registered Australian body does not carry on business interstate, the Registrar may give the body a notice that:

                     (a)  is to that effect; and

                     (b)  informs the body that, if no response showing cause to the contrary is received within 1 month from the date of the notice, the Registrar will publish notice with a view to cancelling the body’s registration.

             (3)  Unless the Registrar receives, within 1 month after the date of the notice, a response to the effect that the body is still carrying on business interstate, the Registrar may:

                     (a)  give the body a notice informing the body that, at the end of 3 months after the date of the notice, the body’s registration will, unless cause to the contrary is shown, be cancelled; and

                     (b)  publish the notice.

             (4)  At the end of the period specified in a notice given under subsection (3), the Registrar:

                     (a)  may, unless cause to the contrary has been shown, cancel the body’s registration; and

                     (b)  if the registration is cancelled—must publish notice of the cancellation.

          (4A)  A response by the body showing cause to the contrary for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) or (3)(a) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

          (4B)  However, if ASIC notifies the Registrar of its objection to the cancellation, cause to the contrary is taken to have been shown for the purposes of those paragraphs.

873  Subsection 601CC(5)

Omit “whose name has been struck off the register”, substitute “whose registration has been cancelled under this section”.

874  Subsection 601CC(6)

Repeal the subsection.

875  Subsections 601CC(7) to (9)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (7)  If the Registrar is satisfied that a body’s registration was cancelled as a result of an error on the Registrar’s part, the Registrar may reinstate the body’s registration. On reinstatement, the body is taken never to have ceased to be registered under this Division.

             (8)  A person who is aggrieved by the cancellation of a body’s registration may, within 15 years after the cancellation, apply to the Court for the registration to be reinstated.

             (9)  If, on an application under subsection (8), the Court is satisfied that:

                     (a)  at the time of the cancellation, the body was carrying on business interstate; or

                     (b)  it is otherwise just for the body’s registration to be reinstated;

the Court may, by order:

                     (c)  direct the body’s registration to be reinstated; and

                     (d)  give such directions, and make such provisions, as it thinks just for placing the body and all other persons in the same position, as nearly as practicable, as if the body’s registration had never been cancelled.

876  Subsection 601CC(10)

Omit “name is taken never to have been struck off”, substitute “registration is taken never to have been cancelled. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards”.

877  Subsection 601CC(11)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

           (11)  If a body’s registration is reinstated under this section, the Registrar must publish notice of that fact.

878  Subsection 601CC(12)

After “a document”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

879  Section 601CDA

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

880  Paragraph 601CDA(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

881  Section 601CE

Repeal the section, substitute:

601CE  Application for registration

             (1)  A foreign company may lodge with the Registrar an application for registration under this Division.

             (2)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

             (3)  The Registrar must, subject to this Part:

                     (a)  grant the application and register the foreign company under this Division by making a record of the foreign company’s name; and

                     (b)  allot to the foreign company an ARBN distinct from the ARBN or ACN of each body corporate (other than the company) already registered as a company or registered body under this Act.

882  Subsection 601CF(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

883  Subsection 601CG(1)

After “lodges”, insert “with the Registrar”.

884  At the end of subsection 601CG(1)

Add:

                   The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

885  Subsection 601CG(2)

Omit “, verified in writing in the prescribed form to be a true copy,”.

886  After subsection 601CG(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Lodgement of the copy must meet any requirements of the data standards.

887  Subsection 601CG(4)

Omit all the words after “lodge”, substitute “a statement by the local agent. The statement must meet any requirements of the data standards”.

888  Subsection 601CH(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

889  Subsection 601CK(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

890  Subsection 601CK(1)

Omit all the words after “origin”.

891  After subsection 601CK(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the copies must meet any requirements of the data standards.

892  Paragraphs 601CK(3)(a) to (d)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

893  Subsections 601CK(5), (5A), (6) and (9)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

894  Subsection 601CK(9)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

895  At the end of subsection 601CK(9)

Add:

                   The return must meet any requirements of the data standards.

896  Subsection 601CK(10)

Omit “be lodged”, substitute “meet any requirements of the data standards and be lodged with the Registrar”.

897  Subsection 601CL(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

898  Subsection 601CL(2)

Omit “Where ASIC”, substitute “If the Registrar”.

899  Subsection 601CL(2)

Omit “ASIC must remove the foreign company’s name from the register”, substitute “the Registrar must cancel the foreign company’s registration”.

900  Subsections 601CL(3) to (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (3)  If the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that a registered foreign company does not carry on business in this jurisdiction, the Registrar may give the foreign company a notice that:

                     (a)  is to that effect; and

                     (b)  informs the foreign company that, if no response showing cause to the contrary is received within 1 month from the date of the notice, the Registrar will publish notice with a view to cancelling the foreign company’s registration.

             (4)  Unless the Registrar receives, within 1 month after the date of the notice, a response to the effect that the foreign company is still carrying on business in this jurisdiction, the Registrar may:

                     (a)  give the foreign company a notice informing the foreign company that, at the end of 3 months after the date of the notice, the foreign company’s registration will, unless cause to the contrary is shown, be cancelled; and

                     (b)  publish the notice.

             (5)  At the end of the period specified in a notice given under subsection (3), the Registrar:

                     (a)  may, unless cause to the contrary has been shown, cancel the foreign company’s registration; and

                     (b)  if the registration is cancelled—must publish notice of the cancellation.

          (5A)  A response by the foreign company showing cause to the contrary for the purposes of paragraph (3)(b) or (4)(a) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

          (5B)  However, if ASIC notifies the Registrar of its objection to the cancellation, cause to the contrary is taken to have been shown for the purposes of those paragraphs.

901  Subsection 601CL(6)

Omit “whose name has been struck off the register”, substitute “whose registration has been cancelled under this section”.

902  Subsection 601CL(7)

Repeal the subsection.

903  Subsections 601CL(8) to (10)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (8)  If the Registrar is satisfied that a foreign company’s registration was cancelled as a result of an error on the Registrar’s part, the Registrar may reinstate the foreign company’s registration. On reinstatement, the foreign company is taken never to have ceased to be registered under this Division.

             (9)  A person who is aggrieved by the cancellation of a foreign company’s registration may, within 15 years after the cancellation, apply to the Court for the registration to be reinstated.

           (10)  If, on an application under subsection (9), the Court is satisfied that:

                     (a)  at the time of the cancellation, the foreign company was carrying on business interstate; or

                     (b)  it is otherwise just for the foreign company’s registration to be reinstated;

the Court may, by order:

                     (c)  direct the foreign company’s registration to be reinstated; and

                     (d)  give such directions, and make such provisions, as it thinks just for placing the foreign company and all other persons in the same position, as nearly as practicable, as if the foreign company’s registration had never been cancelled.

904  Subsection 601CL(11)

Omit “name is taken never to have been struck off”, substitute “registration is taken never to have been cancelled. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards”.

905  Subsection 601CL(12)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

           (12)  If a foreign company’s registration is reinstated under this section, the Registrar must publish notice of that fact.

906  Subsection 601CL(13)

After “a document”, insert “with the Registrar”.

907  Paragraph 601CL(14)(a)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

908  Section 601CP (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

909  Section 601CP

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

910  Section 601CTA

Omit “with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

911  Paragraph 601CTA(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

912  Subsection 601CT(2)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

913  At the end of subsection 601CT(2)

Add:

                   The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

914  Subsection 601CT(3)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

915  At the end of subsection 601CT(3)

Add:

                   The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

916  Subsection 601CT(4)

Omit “a notice, in the prescribed form, of the change.”, substitute “with the Registrar a notice of the change. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

917  Subsection 601CU(1)

Omit all the words after “name,”, substitute “the Registrar must give the body a certificate of the body’s registration under that Division that meets any requirements of the data standards”.

918  Paragraph 601CV(1)(b)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

919  Subsection 601CV(1)

Omit “change, together with such documents (if any) as the regulations require.”, substitute “change. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

920  Paragraph 601CX(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

921  At the end of subsection 601CX(4)

Add “with the Registrar”.

922  Paragraph 601CZC(1)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

923  Section 601CZC(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

924  After subsection 601CZC(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

925  Subsection 601DA(1)

Omit “in the prescribed form with ASIC”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

926  Subsection 601DA(1)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

927  After subsection 601DA(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The application must meet any requirements of the data standards.

928  Subsection 601DA(2)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

929  Subsection 601DA(3)

Omit “ASIC (first occurring)”, substitute “The Registrar”.

930  Subsection 601DA(3)

Omit “ASIC (second occurring)”, substitute “the Registrar”.

931  At the end of section 601DA

Add:

             (4)  A request under subsection (2) or (3) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

932  Paragraph 601DC(1)(b)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “under the Business Names Registration Act 2011”.

933  Subsections 601DC(3) and (4) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

934  Subsection 601DD(3)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “under the Business Names Registration Act 2011”.

935  Section 601DH (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

936  Subsection 601DH(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

937  After subsection 601DH(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

938  Subsection 601DH(2) (not including the notes)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

939  Subsection 601DH(2) (note 3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

940  Section 601DJ (heading)

Omit “ASIC’s”, substitute “The Registrar’s”.

941  Subsection 601DJ(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

942  Subsection 601DJ(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

943  Subsection 601DJ(4)

Omit “ASIC alters”, substitute “the Registrar alters”.

944  Subsection 601DJ(4) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

945  Subsection 601EB(3)

Omit “ASIC must keep”, substitute “The Registrar must make”.

946  Section 601EC (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

947  Section 601EC

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

948  Section 601FJ (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

949  Subsection 601FJ(1)

Omit “ASIC’s record of registration”, substitute “a record of registration made or held by the Registrar”.

950  Paragraphs 601FL(2)(a) and (c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

951  After subsection 601FL(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

952  Paragraphs 601FM(2)(a) and (c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

953  After subsection 601FM(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

954  Subsections 601FP(3)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

955  After subsection 601FP(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

956  Subsection 601FP(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

957  Subsection 601FQ(4)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

958  Subsection 601FQ(4)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

959  After subsection 601FQ(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

960  Subsection 601GC(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

961  After subsection 601GC(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Lodgement of the copy must meet any requirements of the data standards.

962  After subsection 601GC(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The responsible entity must lodge with the Registrar a consolidated copy of the scheme’s constitution if ASIC directs it to do so.

          (3B)  If the copy is lodged with the Registrar, the lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

963  Subsection 601HE(3)

After “ASIC”, insert “or, if ASIC so directs, with the Registrar”.

964  At the end of section 601HE

Add:

             (4)  If the copy is lodged with the Registrar, the lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

965  Subsection 601HF(1)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

966  After subsection 601HF(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If the copy is lodged with the Registrar, the lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

967  Subsection 601HG(7)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

968  At the end of subsection 601HG(7)

Add:

                   The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

969  Section 601HI

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

970  Section 601HI

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

971  Section 601HI

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “The Registrar”.

972  Section 601HI

Before “the change complies”, insert “ASIC is satisfied that”.

973  At the end of section 601HI

Add:

             (2)  The request must meet any requirements of the data standards.

974  Subsection 601KB(5)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

975  Subsection 601KE(3)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

976  Subsection 601NC(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

977  After subsection 601NC(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The giving of the notice to the Registrar must meet any requirements of the data standards.

978  Subsection 601PA(3)

Omit all the words after “proposed”, substitute “deregistration to the Registrar and the responsible entity”.

979  After subsection 601PA(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The Registrar must make a record, of the proposed deregistration, and make the notice available to the public.

          (3B)  Two months after the notice is made available, ASIC may deregister the scheme.

980  Subparagraph 601PB(1)(e)(ii)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

981  Paragraph 601PB(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  to the Registrar; and

982  After subsection 601PB(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The Registrar must, on being notified under paragraph (2)(c), make a record of the proposed deregistration.

983  Paragraph 630(5)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

984  After subsection 630(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

985  Section 632 (diagram)

Omit “* ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “* Registrar”.

986  Subsection 633(1) (table items 2, 4, 6, 9 and 13, column headed “Steps”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

987  After subsection 633(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of a copy of a document under table item 2 or 13 must meet any requirements of the data standards.

          (1B)  A notice mentioned in table item 4 or 9 must meet any requirements of the data standards.

988  Paragraph 633(4)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

989  After subsection 633(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If the notice is lodged with the Registrar, it must meet any requirements of the data standards.

990  Section 634 (diagram)

Omit “* ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “* Registrar”.

991  Subsection 635(1)

After “bid is made.”, insert “Lodgement of a copy of a document mentioned in the table must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

992  Subsection 635(1) (table items 5, 7 and 12, column headed “Steps”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

993  Paragraph 636(1)(e)

Omit “ASIC” (first occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

994  Paragraph 636(1)(e)

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

995  After subsection 636(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the bidder’s statement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

996  Paragraph 636(3)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

997  Subsections 637(1) and (2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

998  After subsection 638(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  Lodgement of the statement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

999  Paragraph 638(5)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1000  Subsections 639(1) and (2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1001  At the end of subparagraphs 643(1)(c)(i) and 644(1)(c)(i)

Add “with the Registrar”.

1002  Paragraph 645(1)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1003  Subsections 645(2), (3) and (4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1004  Section 646

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1005  Paragraph 647(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1006  After subsection 647(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Lodgement of a supplementary statement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1007  Subsection 648G(9)

Omit “ASIC.”, substitute “the Registrar. Lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

1008  Paragraphs 649C(1)(a) and (2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1009  After subsection 649C(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1010  Paragraphs 650C(2)(a) and 650D(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1011  After subsection 650D(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1012  Paragraph 650D(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the notice was lodged with the Registrar on a specified date; and

1013  Paragraph 650D(4)(b)

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

1014  Paragraph 650F(3)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1015  After subsection 650F(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the notice is lodged with the Registrar, the lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1016  Section 654B

Omit “lodged”, substitute “given”.

1017  Paragraph 654C(3)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1018  After subsection 654C(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1019  Subsection 660B(3)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1020  Paragraph 661B(1)(a)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

1021  At the end of paragraph 661B(1)(a)

Add:

                            (iii)  meets any requirements of the data standards; and

1022  Paragraphs 661B(1)(b) and (d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1023  Subsection 661B(1) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1024  Paragraph 661B(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1025  Subsection 661D(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1026  Paragraph 662B(1)(a)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

1027  At the end of paragraph 662B(1)(a)

Add:

                            (iv)  meets any requirements of the data standards; and

1028  Paragraph 662B(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1029  Subparagraph 662B(1)(c)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1030  Paragraph 662B(1)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1031  Subsection 662B(1) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1032  Paragraph 662B(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1033  Paragraph 663B(1)(a)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

1034  At the end of paragraph 663B(1)(a)

Add:

                            (iv)  meets any requirements of the data standards; and

1035  Paragraph 663B(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1036  Paragraph 663B(1)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1037  Subsection 663B(1) (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1038  Paragraph 663B(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1039  Section 664AA

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1040  Subsection 664C(1)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

1041  At the end of subsection 664C(1)

Add:

             ; and (f)  meets any requirements of the data standards.

1042  Paragraphs 664C(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1043  Subsection 664C(2) (note)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1044  Subsections 664C(3) and 664E(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1045  At the end of subsection 664E(2)

Add:

                   Lodgement of the copy must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1046  Paragraph 664E(3)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1047  After subsection 664E(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Lodgement of the list with the Registrar must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1048  Paragraph 665B(1)(a)

Omit “in the prescribed form”.

1049  At the end of paragraph 665B(1)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  meets any requirements of the data standards; and

1050  Paragraphs 665B(1)(b), (c) and (e)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1051  Subsection 665B(1) (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1052  After subsection 665B(1)

Insert:

Lodgement requirements

          (1A)  Lodgement of the notice with the Registrar must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1053  Paragraph 665B(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1054  Paragraph 666A(2)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1055  Subparagraphs 670A(1)(j)(i) and 670C(1)(c)(i)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1056  Subsection 670D(6)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1057  Paragraphs 672DA(2)(d) and (3)(d)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1058  Subsection 672DA(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1059  After subsection 672DA(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1060  Subsection 672DA(4) (note)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1061  Subparagraph 675(2)(c)(ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1062  Subsection 675(2)

Omit “ASIC containing the information.”, substitute “the Registrar containing the information. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

1063  Section 705 (table item 2, column headed “Type”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1064  Section 705 (table item 3, column headed “Type”)

Omit “ASIC” (second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1065  Subparagraphs 708A(11)(b)(i) and (ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1066  At the end of subsection 708A(11)

Add:

                   Lodgement of the prospectus must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1067  Subsections 709(1) and (1B)

Omit “material already lodged with ASIC”, substitute “material held by the Registrar”.

1068  Subsection 711(7) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1069  Paragraph 711(7)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1070  Paragraph 711(7)(b)

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

1071  Subsection 712(1) (heading)

Omit “lodged with ASIC”, substitute “held by the Registrar”.

1072  Subsection 712(1)

Omit “has been lodged with ASIC”, substitute “is covered by subsection (1A)”.

1073  After subsection 712(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This subsection covers a document that:

                     (a)  is held by the Registrar (including a document that was lodged with ASIC); and

                     (b)  may be accessed by the public in accordance with the disclosure framework.

1074  Subsection 712(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1075  At the end of subsection 712(4)

Add:

                   However, the document must satisfy paragraph (1A)(b) and meet any requirements of the data standards.

1076  Paragraph 713(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  documents lodged with the Registrar in relation to the body may be accessed by the public in accordance with the disclosure framework.

1077  Subparagraphs 713(4)(a)(i) to (iii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1078  Subsection 713B(5)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1079  At the end of subsection 713B(5)

Add:

                   Lodgement of the offer‑specific prospectus must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1080  Subsection 713C(1)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1081  After subsection 713C(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the document must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1082  Paragraphs 713C(4)(a) and 713D(1)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1083  After subsection 713D(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the document must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1084  Subsection 713D(3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1085  Section 713E (heading)

Omit “lodged with ASIC”, substitute “held by the Registrar”.

1086  Subsection 713E(1)

Omit “document (the lodged document) that has been lodged with ASIC”, substitute “lodged document”.

1087  Subsection 713E(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1088  At the end of subsection 713E(4)

Add:

                   However, the document must satisfy paragraph (b) of the definition of lodged document (in subsection (6)) and meet any requirements of the data standards.

1089  At the end of section 713E

Add:

             (6)  A lodged document is a document that:

                     (a)  is held by the Registrar (including a document that was lodged with ASIC); and

                     (b)  may be accessed by the public in accordance with the disclosure framework.

1090  Subparagraph 714(1)(e)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1091  Subparagraph 714(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

1092  After subsection 714(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the copy of the statement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1093  Subparagraph 715(1)(f)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1094  Subparagraph 715(1)(f)(ii)

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

1095  After subsection 715(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Lodgement of the copy of the statement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1096  Subsections 716(1) and (1B)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1097  Paragraph 716(2)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1098  Section 717 (table item 2, column headed “Action required”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1099  Section 717 (table item 4, column headed “Action required”)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1100  Subsection 718(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1101  Subsection 718(1) (note 3)

Repeal the note.

1102  Subparagraph 719(1)(c)(i)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1103  Subsections 719(1) and (1A)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1104  Paragraph 719(2)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1105  Subsection 719(2)

After “document must”, insert “meet any requirements of the data standards and”.

1106  Subsection 719(2)

Omit “ASIC” (last occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1107  Subsection 719(3)

After “document must”, insert “meet any requirements of the data standards and”.

1108  Subsections 719(3) to (5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1109  Subparagraphs 719A(1)(c)(i) and (1)(d)(ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1110  Paragraph 719A(1)(e)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1111  Subsections 719A(2) and (3)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1112  Paragraph 719A(4)(c)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1113  Subsection 719A(4)

After “document must”, insert “meet any requirements of the data standards and”.

1114  Subsection 719A(4)

Omit “ASIC” (last occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1115  Subsection 719A(5)

After “document must”, insert “meet any requirements of the data standards and”.

1116  Subsection 719A(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1117  Subsection 719A(6)

After “document must”, insert “meet any requirements of the data standards and”.

1118  Subsection 719A(6)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1119  Section 720

After “The lodgement”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1120  Subparagraph 724(1)(d)(i)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1121  Subsection 727(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1122  Subparagraphs 728(1)(c)(i) and 730(1)(c)(i)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1123  Subsection 733(4)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1124  Subsection 734(4)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1125  Subparagraph 738ZG(9)(b)(i)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1126  Paragraphs 739(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1127  Subsection 792B(5) (note 1)

Repeal the note.

1128  Subsection 792B(5) (note 2)

Omit “Note 2”, substitute “Note”.

1129  After subsection 792B(5)

Insert:

             (6)  However, to the extent that the licensee is required to give the notice and information, to ASIC or the Registrar, under any other provision of this Act, the licensee may comply with subsection (5) by giving the notice and information under that other provision.

1130  Section 792C (heading)

Omit “ASIC”.

1131  Subsections 792C(1) and (2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1132  Subsection 792C(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The giving of the information must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1133  Subsection 821B(4) (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

1134  Subsection 821B(4) (note 2)

Repeal the note.

1135  After subsection 821B(4)

Insert:

             (5)  However, to the extent that the licensee is required to give the notice and information, to ASIC or the Registrar, under any other provision of this Act, the licensee may comply with subsection (4) by giving the notice and information under that other provision.

1136  Paragraph 853A(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the individual is included in the record the Registrar maintains under section 1274AA.

1137  Subsection 904C(3) (note 1)

Repeal the note.

1138  Subsection 904C(3) (note 2)

Omit “Note 2”, substitute “Note”.

1139  At the end of section 904C (after the note)

Add:

             (4)  However, to the extent that the licensee is required to give the notice and information, to ASIC or the Registrar, under any other provision of this Act, the licensee may comply with subsection (3) by giving the notice and information under that other provision.

1140  Section 910A (definition of recent advising history)

Repeal the definition.

1141  Section 910A (definition of Register of Relevant Providers)

Repeal the definition.

1142  Section 916F (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1143  Subsection 916F(1)

Omit “with ASIC a written notice (in accordance with subsection (2))”, substitute “a notice with the Registrar”.

1144  After subsection 916F(1)

Insert:

    (1AAA)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1145  Subsection 916F(3)

Omit “notify ASIC, by lodging a written notice,”, substitute “lodge a notice with the Registrar”.

1146  After subsection 916F(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1147  Subsection 921J(2) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1148  Paragraph 921J(2)(b)

Omit “entered on the Register of Relevant Providers”.

1149  Division 9 of Part 7.6 (heading)

Omit “Registers”, substitute “Records”.

1150  Subdivision A of Division 9 of Part 7.6

Repeal the Subdivision, substitute:

Subdivision ARecords generally

922A  Records relating to financial services

             (1)  The Registrar must maintain records relating to financial services.

Note:          The data standards may deal with how the Registrar is to maintain the records.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe the fees that a person must pay to the Registrar in relation to access to those records.

Note:          For access to these records, see the disclosure framework.

1151  Subdivision B of Division 9 of Part 7.6 (heading)

Omit “the Register of Relevant Providers”, substitute “relevant providers”.

1152  Sections 922D to 922G

Repeal the sections, substitute:

922D  Obligation to notify the Registrar about a person who becomes a relevant provider

             (1)  A notice must be lodged under this section with the Registrar if a person becomes a relevant provider.

Note:          A financial services licensee required to lodge a notice under this section may obtain information from a relevant provider under section 922N.

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1153  Section 922H (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1154  Subsection 922H(1)

Omit “, in accordance with section 922L,”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

1155  Paragraph 922H(1)(a)

Omit “in the Register of Relevant Providers”, substitute “, under section 922Q, in the records maintained under section 922A”.

1156  Paragraph 922H(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  a notice is lodged under section 922D in relation to a relevant provider by a financial services licensee without including the information, required by the data standards, relating to:

                              (i)  the relevant financial products in relation to which the relevant provider is authorised to provide personal advice to retail clients; and

                             (ii)  whether the relevant provider is authorised to provide class of product advice in relation to some or all of those products;

                            and the information becomes known to the licensee after the notice is lodged.

1157  Subsection 922H(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1158  Subsections 922L(1) and (2)

After “A notice”, insert “lodged with ASIC”.

1159  Section 922M (at the end of the heading)

Add “or the Registrar”.

1160  Subsection 922M(2)

Repeal the subsection.

1161  Subdivision C of Division 9 of Part 7.6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision CRecording information about relevant providers

1162  Section 922Q

Repeal the section, substitute:

922Q  Recording information about relevant providers

                   The Registrar must enter, in the records maintained under section 922A, details relating to each person who is or was a relevant provider.

Note:          The data standards may deal with which details are to be entered in those records.

1163  Section 922R

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

1164  Section 922S

Repeal the section.

1165  Subsection 990B(6)

Omit “written notice with ASIC stating that the licensee has made the appointment and specifying the name of the person or firm”, substitute “notice with the Registrar. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards”.

1166  Paragraph 990L(3)(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1167  Subparagraphs 1012DA(11)(b)(i) and (ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1168  Subparagraphs 1013FA(2)(a)(i) and (ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1169  Paragraph 1013G(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1170  Paragraph 1013I(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the Registrar provides access to copies of documents lodged with the Registrar in relation to the scheme.

1171  Subparagraphs 1013I(3)(a)(i) and (ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1172  Section 1013J (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1173  Section 1013J

Omit “with ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “with the Registrar”.

1174  Paragraph 1013J(b)

Omit “ASIC takes”, substitute “ASIC and the Registrar take”.

1175  Sections 1014J and 1014L

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1176  Section 1015B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1177  Subsections 1015B(1) and (2) and 1015D(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1178  Subsection 1015D(2)

Omit “ASIC, in electronic form,”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1179  After subsection 1015D(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1180  Subparagraph 1015E(1)(b)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1181  Subsection 1015E(2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1182  Section 1016B (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1183  Paragraph 1016B(1)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1184  Subparagraphs 1018A(4)(c)(i) and (d)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1185  Subparagraphs 1021M(1)(a)(i) and (3)(a)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1186  Paragraph 1072E(10)(a)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1187  Section 1100A (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1188  Subsections 1100A(1) and (2)

After “information to ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1189  Subsection 1100A(2)

After “ASIC’s”, insert “or the Registrar’s”.

1190  Subsection 1200C(5)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1191  Paragraph 1200C(5)(a)

Omit “in the prescribed form (if any)”.

1192  At the end of subsection 1200C(5)

Add:

             ; and (c)  any other documents or information that the data standards require to be lodged.

The notice mentioned in paragraph (a), and the lodgement of that notice and of any document or information mentioned in paragraph (c), must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1193  Paragraph 1200C(6)(b)

Omit “ASIC under section 1200D”, substitute “the Registrar under paragraph (5)(b)”.

1194  Subsection 1200C(6)

Omit “must have lodged with ASIC”, substitute “must have lodged with the Registrar”.

1195  At the end of section 1200C

Add:

             (7)  The lodgement under subsection (6) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1196  Paragraph 1200D(1)(b)

Omit “(which, if regulations are in force for the purposes of section 1200E, must comply with those regulations)”.

1197  Paragraph 1200D(1)(e)

Omit “, in the prescribed form (if any),”.

1198  Paragraph 1200D(1)(g)

Omit “, in the prescribed form (if any)”.

1199  Paragraph 1200D(1)(h)

Omit “offeror;”, substitute “offeror.”.

1200  Paragraph 1200D(1)(i)

Repeal the paragraph.

1201  Subsections 1200D(2) and (3)

After “a document or information”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1202  Section 1200E

Repeal the section.

1203  Subsection 1200G(9)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1204  At the end of subsection 1200G(9)

Add “The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

1205  Subsection 1200G(9) (heading to column headed “the offeror must lodge with ASIC:”)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1206  Subsection 1200G(9) (table items 5 to 7, column headed “the offeror must lodge with ASIC”)

Omit “in the prescribed form (if any)”.

1207  After subsection 1200G(9)

Insert:

          (9A)  A notice mentioned in item 5, 6 or 7 of the table must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1208  Paragraph 1200G(11)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1209  Subsection 1200H(2)

Omit “ASIC written notice, in the prescribed form (if any),”, substitute “the Registrar notice”.

1210  At the end of subsection 1200H(2)

Add:

The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1211  Paragraph 1200H(3)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1212  Paragraph 1200L(1)(a)

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1213  Paragraph 1200L(3)(a)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1214  Subsection 1200N(1) (table item 1, column headed “If, in relation to:”, paragraph (c))

Omit “1200D(1)(i)”, substitute “1200C(5)(c)”.

1215  Paragraph 1200R(2)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1216  Section 1200S (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1217  Section 1200S

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

1218  Section 1200S

Omit “ASIC written notice, in the prescribed form (if any),”, substitute “the Registrar notice”.

1219  At the end of section 1200S

Add:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1220  Subparagraph 1213B(5)(a)(iv)

Omit “on the Business Names Register”, substitute “under the Business Names Registration Act 2011”.

1221  Subsection 1274(1)

Omit “must”, substitute “may”.

1222  Subparagraph 1274(2)(a)(iaa)

Repeal the subparagraph.

1223  Subparagraph 1274(2)(a)(ia)

Omit “(other than subsection 792C(1), section 1015B or section 1015D)”.

1224  Subparagraph 1274(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “1287 (notification of matters by registered auditors),”.

1225  Subparagraph 1274(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “, 30‑1 of Schedule 2 (annual liquidator returns)”.

1226  Subparagraph 1274(2)(a)(iva)

Repeal the subparagraph.

1227  Paragraph 1274(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  require a certificate authorised by this Act to be given by ASIC; or

1228  Subsections 1274(2A) to (2C)

Repeal the subsections.

1229  Subsection 1274(8)

After “ASIC” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1230  Paragraph 1274(8)(h)

Omit all the words after “supplementary”, substitute:

                            document be lodged:

                              (i)  with ASIC in the prescribed form; or

                             (ii)  with the Registrar in accordance with any requirements of the data standards.

1231  Subsection 1274(9)

After “ASIC” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1232  Paragraph 1274(11)(a)

After “lodging”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1233  Subsection 1274(11)

After “ASIC” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1234  After subsection 1274(15)

Insert:

        (15A)  If information about a person is held by the Registrar, the Registrar may at any time require that person to give the Registrar information about the person, being information of the kind held by the Registrar.

1235  Subsection 1274(16)

Omit “The person”, substitute “A person to whom subsection (15) or (15A) applies”.

1236  At the end of subsection 1274(16)

Add “or the Registrar, as the case requires”.

1237  Before section 1274AA

Insert:

1274AAA  Evidentiary value of certificate of registration

                   A certificate issued by the Registrar stating that a company has been registered under this Act is conclusive evidence that:

                     (a)  all requirements of this Act for its registration have been complied with; and

                     (b)  the company was duly registered as a company under this Act on the date specified in the certificate.

1238  Section 1274AA (heading)

Omit “Register”, substitute “Records”.

1239  Subsection 1274AA(1)

Omit “ASIC must keep a register”, substitute “The Registrar must maintain records”.

1240  Subsections 1274AA(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

1241  Sections 1274A to 1275

Repeal the sections.

1242  Section 1285

Repeal the section, substitute:

1285  Registrar must maintain records of auditors

             (1)  The Registrar must maintain records of particulars of persons who are registered as auditors, including persons whose registration as an auditor has been suspended.

             (2)  Maintaining the records may involve removing a record relating to a particular person.

1243  Paragraph 1287(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  a change occurs in any matter relating to a person who is a registered company auditor;

                              (i)  particulars of which have been recorded by the Registrar; and

                            (iii)  which is specified in the data standards as a matter to which this paragraph applies;

1244  Subsection 1287(1)

Omit “, in the prescribed form,”, substitute “with the Registrar”.

1245  After subsection 1287(1)

Insert:

             (2)  The lodgement under subsection (1) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1246  Subsection 1287(4)

After “lodge”, insert “with ASIC”.

1247  Paragraph 1289(5)(b)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1248  At the end of paragraph 1296(1)(b)

Add “with ASIC and the Registrar”.

1249  At the end of subsection 1296(1)

Add “The lodgement with the Registrar must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

1250  Section 1299E

Repeal the section, substitute:

1299E  Registrar must maintain records of authorised audit companies

             (1)  The Registrar must maintain records of particulars of companies registered as authorised audit companies, including companies whose registration as authorised audit companies has been suspended.

             (2)  Maintaining the records may involve removing a record relating to a particular company.

1251  Subsection 1299F(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  An authorised audit company must notify the Registrar if a change occurs in any matter relating to the company:

                     (a)  particulars of which have been recorded by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  which is specified in the data standards as a matter to which this subsection applies.

1252  Paragraph 1299F(4)(c)

Omit “ASIC in the prescribed form”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1253  At the end of subsection 1299F(4)

Add:

            ; and (d)  meet any requirements of the data standards.

1254  Paragraph 1299F(5)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  details of a matter would be recorded by the Registrar in relation to the company if it were to be registered; and

1255  Paragraph 1301(1)(d)

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1256  At the end of paragraph 1301(1)(d)

Add:

                   ; and (iii)  meeting any requirements of the data standards.

1257  Paragraph 1301(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the corporation does not lodge with the Registrar notice of the change within 14 days after the change; or

                             (ii)  the notice does not meet the requirements (if any) of the data standards;

1258  Subsection 1304(1)

After “lodge” (wherever occurring), insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1259  Subsection 1308(2)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1260  Subsection 1308(4)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1261  Paragraph 1308(6)(a)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1262  Section 1310 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1263  Section 1310

After “hinder ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1264  At the end of subparagraph 1317AA(1)(b)(i)

Add “or the Registrar”.

1265  After paragraph 1317AE(2)(a)

Insert:

                   (ab)  is made to the Registrar; or

1266  After paragraph 1317B(1)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  the Registrar; or

1267  Paragraphs 1317C(d) and (e)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1268  Paragraph 1317C(k)

After “documents etc.”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1269  Subsection 1317D(1)

After “ASIC,”, insert “the Registrar,”.

1270  Paragraph 1317DAA(2)(b)

After “lodged” (wherever occurring), insert “with the Registrar”.

1271  Paragraph 1317DAE(1)(j)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1272  Paragraph 1317DAE(6)(b)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1273  Subparagraph 1317DAE(7)(a)(ii)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1274  Subparagraph 1317DAF(3)(b)(ii)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1275  Subsection 1317DAG(2) (table item 3, column headed “If the disclosing entity fails to:”)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1276  Paragraph 1322(4)(b)

After “ASIC”, insert “, or any information recorded by the Registrar,”.

1277  Subparagraph 1325B(1)(b)(iii)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar (or both)”.

1278  Section 1344

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1279  At the end of subsection 1345A(1A)

Add:

               ; or (c)  the Registrar, a member of the Registrar (if the Registrar is a body with members) or a staff member of the Registrar.

1280  Subparagraph 1351(4)(a)(i)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1281  Paragraph 1354(1)(a)

After “document”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1282  Section 1355

Omit “or ASIC, the Minister or ASIC”, substitute “, ASIC or the Registrar, the Minister, ASIC or the Registrar”.

1283  Section 1360

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1284  After paragraph 1362(a)

Insert:

                   (ab)  imposes on the Registrar a duty to allow the inspection or search of the document, or to make available information; or

1285  Paragraph 1364(2)(m)

After “documents”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1286  Paragraph 1366(a)

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC”.

1287  Paragraph 1366(b)

After “documents” (first occurring), insert “lodged with ASIC”.

1288  Section 1367

After “be lodged”, insert “with ASIC”.

1289  Subsection 1389(1)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1290  Section 1392

After “ASIC” (first occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1291  Section 1392

Omit “or register it maintains”, substitute “, register or records ASIC or the Registrar maintains”.

1292  Subsections 1465(3) and 1470(1)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1293  Section 1501B (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1294  Section 1546A

Before “In”, insert “(1)”.

1295  At the end of section 1546A

Add:

             (2)  A reference in this Part to a provision of this Act as inserted by the amending Act includes a reference to that provision as amended.

1296  Subsection 1546B(3) (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

1297  Subsection 1546E(5)

After “those sections”, insert “, or in any provisions of the data standards that relate to section 922Q,”.

1298  Subsection 1546G(5) (including the note)

Repeal the subsection.

1299  Sections 1546J to 1546N

Repeal the sections.

1300  Sections 1546P, 1546Q, 1546R and 1546W (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1301  Subsection 1546W(1)

Omit “under this section, in the prescribed form,”, substitute “with the Registrar under this section”.

1302  Subsection 1546W(1)

After “was lodged”, insert “with ASIC or the Registrar”.

1303  Subsection 1546W(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1304  Section 1546X (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1305  Subsection 1546X(1)

Omit “under this section, in the prescribed form,”, substitute “with the Registrar under this section”.

1306  Subsection 1546X(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1307  Section 1546Y (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1308  Subsection 1546Y(1)

Omit “under this section, in the prescribed form,”, substitute “with the Registrar under this section”.

1309  Subsection 1546Y(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1310  Section 1546Z (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1311  Subsection 1546Z(1)

Omit “under this section, in the prescribed form,”, substitute “with the Registrar under this section”.

1312  Subsection 1546Z(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1313  Subsection 1546Z(3)

Omit “mentioned in subsection (2)”, substitute “the person begins undertaking work and training in accordance with subsection 921B(4)”.

1314  Section 1551 (definition of Register of Liquidators)

Repeal the definition.

1315  Section 1554

Repeal the section.

1316  Subsection 1562(1)

Omit “with ASIC a notice, in the approved form, relating to the event.”, substitute “with the Registrar a notice relating to the event. The notice must meet any requirements of the data standards.”.

1317  Section 1599 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1318  In the appropriate position in Chapter 10

Insert:

Part 10.34Transitional provisions relating to Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and other Measures) Act 2019

  

1646  Application of amendments relating to registers under this Act

                   The amendments made by items 360 to 1371 of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 apply on and after the day (the appointment day) the Minister appoints, under section 1270 of this Act, a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

1647  Things started but not finished by ASIC

                   If:

                     (a)  before the appointment day, ASIC started doing a thing under this Act as in force immediately before the appointment day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, ASIC had not finished doing that thing; and

                     (c)  after that day, that thing falls within the powers or functions of the Registrar;

then, on and after that day:

                     (d)  ASIC may finish doing the thing as if the thing were being done by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers; or

                     (e)  if ASIC does not finish doing the thing under paragraph (d)—the Registrar may finish doing the thing in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers.

1648  Register of Liquidators

                   The Registrar must include in the record maintained under section 15‑1 of Schedule 2 details contained, immediately before the appointment day, in the Register of Liquidators formerly established and maintained under section 15‑1 of Schedule 2 as in force immediately before the appointment day.

1319  Section 5‑5 of Schedule 2 (definition of Register of Liquidators)

Repeal the definition.

1320  Division 15 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 15Registered liquidators

15‑1  Recording registration etc. of liquidators

                   The Registrar must maintain a record relating to persons who are, or have been, registered liquidators.

Note:          ASIC notifies the Registrar who should be registered as a liquidator, and whether registrations should be renewed or cancelled: see subsections 20‑30(2), 20‑75(2) and 40‑35(3A).

1321  Subsection 20‑30(1) of Schedule 2 (at the end of the note)

Add “or the Registrar”.

1322  Subsection 20‑30(2) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  ASIC registers the applicant by notifying the Registrar that the applicant should be registered as a liquidator.

1323  Subsection 20‑75(2) of Schedule 2

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  ASIC renews the registration of the applicant by notifying the Registrar that the applicant’s registration should be renewed.

1324  Subsection 30‑1(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1325  After subsection 30‑1(3) of Schedule 2

Insert:

          (3A)  The lodgement of a return under subsection (1) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1326  Subsection 35‑5(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1327  Section 40‑1 of Schedule 2

After “document, to ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1328  Section 40‑1 of Schedule 2

After “given to ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1329  Section 40‑1 of Schedule 2

After “to give ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1330  At the end of subsections 40‑5(1) and (6) of Schedule 2

Add “or the Registrar”.

1331  Subsection 40‑10(1) of Schedule 2

After “to ASIC” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1332  Paragraph 40‑10(2)(a) of Schedule 2

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar (as the case requires)”.

1333  Paragraph 40‑15(6)(a) of Schedule 2

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1334  Subsection 40‑15(7) of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC’s power”, substitute “any power of ASIC or the Registrar”.

1335  After subsection 40‑35(3) of Schedule 2

Insert:

ASIC must notify the Registrar

          (3A)  ASIC must notify the Registrar of the decision.

1336  Subsection 40‑35(4) (heading) of Schedule 2

After “notice”, insert “etc.”.

1337  Subsection 40‑35(4) of Schedule 2

After “business days”, insert “, or to notify the Registrar under subsection (3A),”.

1338  At the end of subsection 40‑55(1) of Schedule 2

Add:

                    ; (i)  that the Registrar should publish specified information in relation to the committee’s decision and the reasons for that decision.

1339  Section 40‑65 of Schedule 2

Repeal the section, substitute:

40‑65  Giving effect to the committee’s decision

                   ASIC and the Registrar (as applicable) must give effect to the committee’s decision.

1340  Section 40‑95 of Schedule 2

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

1341  At the end of section 40‑95 of Schedule 2

Add:

             (2)  ASIC and the Registrar (as applicable) must give effect to the committee’s decision.

1342  Subparagraph 50‑35(2)(b)(v) of Schedule 2

Omit “or ASIC’s”, substitute “, ASIC’s or the Registrar’s”.

1343  Section 55‑1 of Schedule 2

After “ASIC”, insert “and the Registrar”.

1344  Section 70‑1 of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC” (first and second occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1345  Subsection 70‑5(2) of Schedule 2 (note)

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1346  Subsection 70‑5(3) of Schedule 2

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1347  Paragraph 70‑5(4)(a) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  meet any requirements of the data standards; and

1348  Paragraph 70‑5(4)(b) of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1349  Subsection 70‑5(6) of Schedule 2

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1350  Subsection 70‑6(2) of Schedule 2

After “lodge”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1351  Paragraph 70‑6(3)(a) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  meet any requirements of the data standards; and

1352  Paragraph 70‑6(3)(b) of Schedule 2

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1353  Subsection 70‑6(3) of Schedule 2 (note 2)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “The Registrar”.

1354  Subsection 70‑6(4) of Schedule 2

After “lodged”, insert “with the Registrar”.

1355  Subdivision F of Division 70 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 (at the end of the heading)

Add “or the Registrar”.

1356  Section 70‑60 of Schedule 2 (at the end of the heading)

Add “or the Registrar”.

1357  At the end of subsection 70‑60(1) of Schedule 2

Add “or the Registrar (or both)”.

1358  Paragraphs 70‑60(2)(a) and (b) of Schedule 2

After “produced”, insert “to ASIC”.

1359  At the end of paragraph 70‑60(2)(c) of Schedule 2

Add “to ASIC”.

1360  After subsection 70‑60(2) of Schedule 2

Insert:

          (2A)  The giving of information, providing of reports or producing of documents to the Registrar as provided for by the Insolvency Practice Rules must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1361  Subsection 70‑60(3) of Schedule 2 (note)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1362  Subclause 4(2) of Schedule 4 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1363  Subclause 4(2) of Schedule 4

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1364  Subclause 4(2) of Schedule 4

After “lodged”, insert “with ASIC”.

1365  Subclause 27(2) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Registrar”.

1366  At the end of subclause 27(2) of Schedule 4

Add:

The lodgement must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1367  Subparagraph 29(4)(a)(ii) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1368  Subsection 32(1) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC must register the disclosure statement if”, substitute “The Registrar must register the disclosure statement if ASIC notifies the Registrar that ASIC is”.

1369  Paragraph 36(2)(d) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1370  Subparagraph 36(2)(m)(i) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1371  Subparagraph 36(2)(m)(iii) of Schedule 4

Omit “ASIC takes no”, substitute “neither ASIC nor the Registrar takes”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1372  Subsection 30‑5(4AA) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The fact that gifts to a recipient are deductible will be recorded by the Registrar.

1373  Paragraph 30‑5(4AB)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the *Registrar to keep a record about gifts to the entity or to a fund, authority or institution operated by the entity that are deductible.

1374  Section 30‑226

Omit:

If the entity has an ABN, the Australian Business Registrar must state in the Australian Business Register that the entity is a deductible gift recipient.

substitute:

If the entity has an ABN, the Registrar must keep a record of the fact that the entity is a deductible gift recipient.

1375  Section 30‑229 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

30‑229  Registrar must keep a record of deductibility of gifts to deductible gift recipient

1376  Subsection 30‑229(1)

Omit all the words after “*ABN,”, substitute “the *Registrar must make a record to the effect that the deductible gift recipient is a deductible gift recipient for a specified period”.

1377  Subsection 30‑229(1) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       The making (or otherwise) of the record does not affect whether you can deduct a gift to the fund, authority or institution.

1378  Subsection 30‑229(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The *Registrar may remove the record after the end of the period.

1379  Subsection 30‑229(4)

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar”, substitute “*Registrar”.

1380  Subsection 30‑229(4)

Omit “statement appearing in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “record made”.

1381  Subsection 30‑229(4)

Omit “true”, substitute “accurate”.

1382  Paragraphs 30‑229(4)(a) to (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  alter the record; or

                     (b)  remove the record if it is not accurate; or

                     (c)  remove the record and make another record for the purposes of this section.

1383  Section 30‑315 (table item 17A)

Repeal the item, substitute:

17A

Registrar to record deductible gift recipients

section 30‑229

1384  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of Australian Business Register)

Repeal the definition.

1385  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of Australian Business Registrar)

Repeal the definition.

1386  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 13 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019 to the extent that they relate to the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

Note:          The data standards deal with how the Registrar’s functions and powers are performed and exercised. For example, they may provide for:

(a)    the collection of information; and

(b)    the manner and form in which information is given to the Registrar; and

(c)    the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar.

Registrar has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

1387  Subsection 995‑1(1) (at the end of the definition of taxation law)

Add:

               ; or (d)  the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 or regulations made under that Act.

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

1388  Section 71 (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1389  Subsection 71(1) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1390  Subsection 71(1)

Omit “ASIC a written”, substitute “the Registrar a”.

1391  Subsection 71(1)

Omit “subsection (3)”, substitute “subsection (1A)”.

1392  After subsection 71(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A notice under subsection (1) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1393  At the end of subsection 71(2)

Add “and in the approved form”.

1394  Subsection 71(3) (at the end of the heading)

Add “under subsection (2)”.

1395  Subsection 71(4) (heading)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1396  Subparagraph 71(4)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  a detail (if any) required by the data standards to be included in a notice under subsection (1) changes; or

1397  Subsection 71(4)

Omit “ASIC a written”, substitute “the Registrar a”.

1398  Subsection 71(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (5)  A notice under subsection (4) must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1399  Subsection 72(1)

Omit “ASIC”, substitute “the Registrar”.

1400  Subsection 72(2)

Omit “ASIC must give written”, substitute “The Registrar must give”.

1401  Division 2 of Part 5‑1 (heading)

Omit “Registers”, substitute “Recording information”.

1402  Sections 213 and 214

Repeal the sections, substitute:

213  Record keeping

                   The Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to credit activities.

Note:          For access to this information, see the disclosure framework under Subdivision C of Division 1A of Part 5‑1.

1403  Subparagraph 227(4)(b)(ii)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1404  Section 233

Omit “or ASIC under this Act, the Minister or ASIC”, substitute “, ASIC or the Registrar under this Act, the Minister, ASIC or the Registrar”.

1405  Section 236

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1406  Paragraph 237(a)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1407  Section 240 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “, the Registrar”.

1408  Subsection 240(1)

After “ASIC,”, insert “the Registrar”.

1409  Paragraph 240(2)(b)

After “ASIC,”, insert “the Registrar”.

1410  Subsection 281(1)

After “ASIC” (last occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1411  Section 323 (paragraph relating to Division 3)

After “ASIC’s”, insert “or the Registrar’s”.

1412  Division 3 of Part 7‑1 of Chapter 7 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3Review of decisions of ASIC or the Registrar

1413  Section 327 (heading)

After “ASIC”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1414  Subsection 327(1)

After “ASIC” (first occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

1415  Section 328

After “ASIC” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Registrar”.

National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009

1416  At the end of the Act

Add:

Schedule 7Transitional provisions relating to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019

  

  

1  Application of amendments relating to registers under the National Credit Act

            The amendments made by items 1388 to 1415 of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 apply on and after the day (the appointment day) the Minister appoints, under section 212A of the National Credit Act, a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar.

2  Things started but not finished by ASIC

            If:

                     (a)  before the appointment day, ASIC started doing a thing under the National Credit Act as in force immediately before that day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, ASIC had not finished doing that thing; and

                     (c)  after that day, that thing falls within the powers or functions of the Registrar;

then, on and after that day:

                     (d)  ASIC may finish doing the thing as if the thing were being done by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers; or

                     (e)  if ASIC does not finish doing the thing under paragraph (d)—the Registrar may finish doing the thing in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers.

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

1417  Subsection 10(1)

Insert:

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 13 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019 to the extent that they relate to the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with this Act.

Note:          The data standards deal with how the Registrar’s functions and powers are performed and exercised. For example, they may provide for:

(a)    the collection of information; and

(b)    the manner and form in which information is given to the Registrar; and

(c)    the manner and form of communication between the Registrar and persons who give information to the Registrar or seek to access information held by the Registrar.

Registrar has the meaning given by section 21.

1418  Subsection 10(1) (paragraph (rg) of the definition of reviewable decision)

After “Regulator”, insert “or the Registrar”.

1419  At the end of Division 2 of Part 1

Add:

21  Meaning of Registrar

                   A reference in this Act to the Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed as Registrar under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, but only one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act—the Commonwealth body appointed under that section with those functions and powers; or

                     (c)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, and more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body so appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act.

1420  Section 128H

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

1421  Paragraph 128H(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  a change occurs in any matter required to be included in a record of particulars relating to an approved SMSF auditor or suspended SMSF auditor maintained by the Registrar under section 128J; or

1422  Section 128H

Omit “give to the Regulator, in the approved form, particulars of that event”, substitute “notify the Registrar of the event”.

1423  Section 128H (note)

Repeal the note.

1424  At the end of section 128H

Add:

             (2)  The notification must meet any requirements of the data standards.

1425  Subdivision C of Division 1A of Part 16

Repeal the Subdivision, substitute:

Subdivision CRegistrar must record certain particulars

128J  Particulars relating to approved SMSF auditors etc.

             (1)  The Registrar must maintain records of particulars relating to the following persons:

                     (a)  a person who is an approved SMSF auditor or suspended SMSF auditor;

                     (b)  a person whose registration as an approved SMSF auditor has been cancelled under section 128E;

                     (c)  a person for whom an order disqualifying a person from being an approved SMSF auditor is in force under section 130F.

             (2)  Maintaining the records may involve removing a record relating to a particular person.

1426  Subsection 128L(1) (table items 6 to 8)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

6

Notifying the Registrar of an event under section 128H within 1 month after the notification was due

The person giving the notification

7

Notifying the Registrar of an event under section 128H more than 1 month after the notification was due

The person giving the notification

1427  Subsections 128L(2) and (4)

After “Regulator”, insert “(or, for item 6 or 7 of the table, the Registrar)”.

1428  Subsection 128L(4)

After “Regulator’s”, insert “(or, for one of those table items, the Registrar’s)”.

1429  Subsection 128L(5)

Omit “(other than a matter referred to in item 8 of the table in subsection (1))”.

1430  Subsection 128L(6)

After “Regulator”, insert “(or, for item 6 or 7 of the table, the Registrar)”.

1431  Section 128M

Repeal the section.

1432  Section 285

After “Regulator,”, insert “the Registrar,”.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

1433  Subsection 6B(6A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (6A)  For the purposes of subsection (6), if the Commissioner is appointed as the Registrar under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, the Commissioner’s powers and functions include powers and functions given to the Commissioner in the Commissioner’s capacity as that Registrar.

1434  Subsection 8(1A)

Omit “his or her capacity as Registrar of the Australian Business Register”, substitute “the Commissioner’s capacity as the Registrar (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999)”.

1435  Subsections 16‑147(5) and (6) in Schedule 1

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (5)  If the Commissioner decides to register the entity, the *Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to registrations under this section.

             (6)  A record in relation to the registration of an entity is taken to be a notification of the entity for the purposes of subsection (4).

1436  At the end of subsection 16‑147(7) in Schedule 1

Add “to register an entity”.

1437  Subsection 16‑148(7) in Schedule 1

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (7)  The *Registrar must maintain a record of information relating to cancellations of registrations under this section.

1438  At the end of subsection 16‑148(8) in Schedule 1

Add “to cancel an entity’s registration”.

1439  Section 426‑1 in Schedule 1

Omit “, and entry of the details of endorsement on the Australian Business Register”, substitute “and the recording of information about the endorsement by the Registrar”.

1440  Subdivision 426‑C of Part 5‑35 of Chapter 5 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision 426‑CRegistrar must record certain statements

1441  Section 426‑65 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

426‑65  Registrar must record certain statements

1442  Subsection 426‑65(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “an entity that”, substitute “an entity”.

1443  Subsection 426‑65(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must enter in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar must make a record of”.

1444  Subsection 426‑65(1) in Schedule 1 (note 1)

Omit “An entry (or lack of entry)”, substitute “The recording (or otherwise)”.

1445  Subsection 426‑65(2) in Schedule 1

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The *Registrar may remove the record of the statement after the end of the period.

1446  Subsection 426‑65(2A) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must also enter in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar must also maintain a record of”.

1447  Subsection 426‑65(2B) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar may remove the statements from the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar may remove the records of the statements”.

1448  Subsection 426‑65(3) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement appearing in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement recorded”.

1449  Paragraph 426‑65(3)(a) in Schedule 1

Before “statement”, insert “record of the”.

1450  Paragraph 426‑65(3)(b) in Schedule 1

Omit “statement from the Register”, substitute “record of the statement”.

1451  Paragraph 426‑65(3)(c) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  remove the record of the statement and make a record of another statement for the purposes of this section.

1452  Subsection 426‑65(4) in Schedule 1

Omit “an entry in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “a record”.

1453  Section 426‑104 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

426‑104  Registrar must record public ancillary fund status

1454  Subsection 426‑104(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must enter in the *Australian Business Register in relation to the fund”, substitute “*Registrar must make a record of”.

1455  Subsection 426‑104(1) in Schedule 1 (note 1)

Omit “An entry (or lack of entry)”, substitute “The recording (or otherwise)”.

1456  Subsection 426‑104(1) in Schedule 1 (note 2)

Omit “Australian Business Register will also show if a public ancillary fund”, substitute “Registrar will also record a statement about a public ancillary fund that”.

1457  Subsection 426‑104(2) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement appearing in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement recorded”.

1458  Paragraph 426‑104(2)(a) in Schedule 1

Before “statement”, insert “record of the”.

1459  Paragraph 426‑104(2)(b) in Schedule 1

Omit “statement from the Register”, substitute “record of the statement”.

1460  Section 426‑115 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

426‑115  Registrar must record private ancillary fund status

1461  Subsection 426‑115(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must enter in the *Australian Business Register in relation to the fund”, substitute “*Registrar must make a record of”.

1462  Subsection 426‑115(1) in Schedule 1 (note 1)

Omit “An entry (or lack of entry)”, substitute “The recording (or otherwise)”.

1463  Subsection 426‑115(1) in Schedule 1 (note 2)

Omit “Australian Business Register will also show if a private ancillary fund”, substitute “Registrar will also record a statement about a private ancillary fund that”.

1464  Subsection 426‑115(2) in Schedule 1

Omit “*Australian Business Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement appearing in the *Australian Business Register”, substitute “*Registrar must take reasonable steps to ensure that a statement recorded”.

1465  Paragraph 426‑115(2)(a) in Schedule 1

Before “statement”, insert “record of the”.

1466  Paragraph 426‑115(2)(b) in Schedule 1

Omit “statement from the Register”, substitute “record of the statement”.

Part 3Application of amendments

1467  Application of amendments relating to the Australian Business Register

            The amendments made by items 20 to 101, 1372 to 1387 and 1433 to 1466 of this Schedule apply on and after the day the Minister appoints as Registrar, under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, a Commonwealth body with functions and powers in connection with the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999.

1468  Application of amendments relating to certain registers under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

            The amendments made by items 1417 to 1432 of this Schedule apply on and after the day (the appointment day) the Minister appoints as Registrar, under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019, a Commonwealth body with functions and powers in connection with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.

1469  Things started but not finished by ASIC under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

            If:

                     (a)  before the appointment day, ASIC started doing a thing under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 as in force immediately before that day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, ASIC had not finished doing that thing; and

                     (c)  after that day, that thing falls within the powers or functions of the Registrar;

then, on and after that day:

                     (d)  ASIC may finish doing the thing as if the thing were being done by the Registrar in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers; or

                     (e)  if ASIC does not finish doing the thing under paragraph (d)—the Registrar may finish doing the thing in the performance or exercise of the Registrar’s functions or powers.

Schedule 2Director identification numbers

  

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

1  After paragraph 21‑1(3)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the person’s director identification number, or the fact that the person does not have a director identification number;

2  After paragraph 22‑1(4)(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  the person’s director identification number, or the fact that the person does not have a director identification number;

3  After paragraph 23‑1(4)(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  the person’s director identification number, or the fact that the person does not have a director identification number;

4  Subsection 304‑5(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  The personal details of a person who is a director, alternate director, secretary or contact person are:

                     (a)  the person’s given and family names; and

                     (b)  all of the person’s former given and family names; and

                     (c)  the person’s date and place of birth; and

                     (d)  the person’s address; and

                     (e)  the person’s director identification number, or the fact that the person does not have a director identification number.

Note:          For address, see section 304‑15.

5  After Part 6‑7

Insert:

Part 6‑7ADirector identification numbers

  

308‑1  What this Part is about

Directors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations, and possibly other officers, are required to have director identification numbers. The Commonwealth Registrar gives director identification numbers on application from those directors or other officers.

Note:          The Commonwealth Registrar is appointed under the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019: see section 694‑120 of this Act.

308‑5  Giving and cancelling director identification numbers

             (1)  The Commonwealth Registrar must, by notifying a person who has applied under section 308‑10, give the person a director identification number if the Commonwealth Registrar is satisfied that the person’s identity has been established.

             (2)  The Commonwealth Registrar must make a record of the person’s director identification number.

             (3)  The Commonwealth Registrar may, by notifying a person, cancel the person’s director identification number if:

                     (a)  the Commonwealth Registrar is no longer satisfied that the person’s identity has been established; or

                     (b)  the Commonwealth Registrar has given the person another director identification number.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  at the time the person is given a director identification number under this section, the person is not an eligible officer; and

                     (b)  the person does not, within 12 months after that time, become an eligible officer;

the person’s director identification number is taken to have been cancelled at the end of the 12 month period.

308‑10  Applying for a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer may apply to the Commonwealth Registrar for a director identification number if the officer does not already have a director identification number.

             (2)  The Commonwealth Registrar may direct an eligible officer to apply to the Commonwealth Registrar for a director identification number (whether or not the officer already has a director identification number).

             (3)  A person who is not an eligible officer may apply to the Commonwealth Registrar for a director identification number if:

                     (a)  the person intends to become an eligible officer within 12 months after applying; and

                     (b)  the person does not already have a director identification number.

             (4)  An application for a director identification number must meet any requirements of the data standards.

Note:          A person may commit an offence if the person knowingly gives false or misleading information (see section 561‑1 of this Act and section 137.1 of the Criminal Code).

308‑15  Eligible officers

             (1)  An eligible officer is:

                     (a)  a director of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation who:

                              (i)  is appointed to the position of a director; or

                             (ii)  is appointed to the position of an alternate director and is acting in that capacity;

                            regardless of the name that is given to that position; or

                     (b)  any other officer of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation who is an officer of a kind prescribed by the regulations;

but does not include a person covered by a determination under subsection (2) or (3).

             (2)  The Commonwealth Registrar may determine that a particular person is not an eligible officer. The Commonwealth Registrar must notify the person of the determination.

             (3)  The Commonwealth Registrar may, by legislative instrument, determine that a class of persons are not eligible officers.

308‑20  Requirement to have a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer commits an offence if the officer does not have a director identification number.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the officer applied to the Commonwealth Registrar under section 308‑10 for a director identification number:

                              (i)  before the day the officer first became an eligible officer (or an eligible officer within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001); or

                             (ii)  if the regulations specify an application period—within that period, starting at the start of that day; or

                            (iii)  within the longer period (if any) the Commonwealth Registrar allows under section 308‑30, starting at the start of that day; and

                     (b)  the application, and any reviews arising out of it, have not been finally determined or otherwise disposed of.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the officer became an eligible officer without the officer’s knowledge.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (5)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 386‑1).

Note 2:       Section 694‑55 defines involved in.

308‑25  Requirement to apply for a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the Commonwealth Registrar, under subsection 308‑10(2), directs the officer to apply for a director identification number; and

                     (b)  the officer does not apply to the Commonwealth Registrar under section 308‑10 for a director identification number:

                              (i)  within the application period under subsection (2) of this section; or

                             (ii)  within such longer period as the Commonwealth Registrar allows under section 308‑30.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

             (2)  The application period is the period of:

                     (a)  the number of days specified in the direction; or

                     (b)  if the number of days is not specified in the direction—28 days;

after the day the Commonwealth Registrar gives the direction.

             (3)  An offence against subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 386‑1).

Note 2:       Section 694‑55 defines involved in.

308‑30  Commonwealth Registrar may extend application periods

             (1)  The Commonwealth Registrar may, on the application of an eligible officer, allow, as a longer period for applying to the Commonwealth Registrar under section 308‑10 for a director identification number:

                     (a)  the period specified in the application; or

                     (b)  such other period as the Commonwealth Registrar considers reasonable.

Note:          An application for an extension of the period for applying can be made, and the period can be extended, after the period has ended: see section 694‑50.

             (2)  The Commonwealth Registrar may, by legislative instrument, allow, for persons included in a specified class of persons, a longer period for applying to the Commonwealth Registrar under section 308‑10 for a director identification number.

308‑35  Infringement notices

             (1)  Subsections 308‑20(1) and 308‑25(1) are subject to an infringement notice under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for using infringement notices in relation to provisions.

Infringement officer

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each member of the staff of the Commonwealth Registrar who holds, or is acting in, an office or position that is equivalent to an SES employee is an infringement officer in relation to subsections 308‑20(1) and 308‑25(1) of this Act.

Relevant chief executive

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the relevant chief executive in relation to subsections 308‑20(1) and 308‑25(1) of this Act is:

                     (a)  the person specified as the relevant chief executive in the Commonwealth Registrar’s instrument of appointment under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019; or

                     (b)  if there is no person specified—the Commonwealth Registrar.

Matters to be included in an infringement notice

             (4)  Subparagraph 104(1)(e)(iii) of the Regulatory Powers Act applies to an infringement notice relating to an alleged contravention of subsection 308‑20(1) or 308‑25(1) of this Act as if that subparagraph did not require the notice to give details of the place of the contravention.

308‑40  Applying for additional director identification numbers

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person applies for a director identification number; and

                     (b)  the person knows that the person already has a director identification number.

Penalty:  100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the Commonwealth Registrar directed the person under subsection 308‑10(2) to make the application.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person purports to make the application only in relation to Part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 386‑1).

Note 2:       Section 694‑55 defines involved in.

308‑45  Misrepresenting director identification numbers

             (1)  A person commits an offence if the person intentionally represents to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, as the director identification number of the person or another person, a number that is not that director identification number.

Penalty:  100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

             (2)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 386‑1).

Note 2:       Section 694‑55 defines involved in.

6  After paragraph 386‑1(1)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  subsections 308‑20(5), 308‑25(4), 308‑40(4) and 308‑45(2) (director identification numbers);

7  At the end of Part 17‑2

Add:

694‑120  Commonwealth Registrar

                   A reference in this Act to the Commonwealth Registrar is a reference to:

                     (a)  if only one Commonwealth body is appointed under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019—that body; or

                     (b)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, but only one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act—the Commonwealth body appointed under that section with those functions and powers; or

                     (c)  if more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section, and more than one Commonwealth body is appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act:

                              (i)  if the reference relates to one or more particular functions or powers—any Commonwealth body appointed with any of those particular functions or powers; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—any of the Commonwealth bodies appointed under that section with functions and powers in connection with this Act.

8  Section 700‑1

Insert:

Commonwealth body has the same meaning as in the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019.

Commonwealth Registrar has the meaning given by section 694‑120.

data standards means standards made by the Registrar under section 13 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019 to the extent that they relate to the Registrar’s functions or powers in connection with this Act.

director identification number means a director identification number given under:

                     (a)  section 308‑5; or

                     (b)  section 1272 of the Corporations Act 2001.

eligible officer has the meaning given by section 308‑15.

Regulatory Powers Act means the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014.

9  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 made by this Schedule apply on and after the day (the application day) the Minister appoints, under section 6 of the Commonwealth Registers Act 2019:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body (within the meaning of that Act) to be the Registrar (within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (b)  if more than one such body is appointed—such a body with functions and powers in connection with Part 6.7A of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 as amended by this Act.

(2)       If a person was an eligible officer immediately before the application day:

                     (a)  if a period (the transitional application period) is specified under subsection (3) of this section—section 308‑20 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 as amended by this Act applies to the person as if:

                              (i)  the reference in subparagraph 308‑20(2)(a)(ii) of that Act as so amended to an application period specified by regulations were instead a reference to the transitional application period; and

                             (ii)  references in paragraph 308‑20(2)(a) of that Act as so amended to the day the person first became an eligible officer (or an eligible officer within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001) were instead references to the day the transitional application period came into effect; and

                     (b)  until the transitional application period comes into effect—section 308‑20 of that Act as so amended does not apply to the person.

(3)       The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify the transitional application period for the purposes of subsection (2).

(4)       If a person:

                     (a)  was not an eligible officer immediately before the application day; and

                     (b)  becomes an eligible officer within the 12 month period starting on the application day;

section 308‑20 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 as amended by this Act applies to the person as if a period of 28 days were the application period specified in regulations made for the purposes of subparagraph 308‑20(2)(a)(ii) of that Act as so amended.

Corporations Act 2001

10  Section 9

Insert:

director identification number means a director identification number given under:

                     (a)  section 1272; or

                     (b)  section 308‑5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

eligible officer has the meaning given by section 1272B.

11  Before Part 9.1

Insert:

Part 9.1ADirector identification numbers

  

1272  Giving and cancelling director identification numbers

             (1)  The Registrar must, by notifying a person who has applied under section 1272A, give the person a director identification number if the Registrar is satisfied that the person’s identity has been established.

             (2)  The Registrar must make a record of the person’s director identification number.

             (3)  The Registrar may, by notifying a person, cancel the person’s director identification number if:

                     (a)  the Registrar is no longer satisfied that the person’s identity has been established; or

                     (b)  the Registrar has given the person another director identification number.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  at the time the person is given a director identification number under this section, the person is not an eligible officer; and

                     (b)  the person does not, within 12 months after that time, become an eligible officer;

the person’s director identification number is taken to have been cancelled at the end of the 12 month period.

1272A  Applying for a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer may apply to the Registrar for a director identification number if the officer does not already have a director identification number.

             (2)  The Registrar may direct an eligible officer to apply to the Registrar for a director identification number (whether or not the officer already has a director identification number).

             (3)  A person who is not an eligible officer may apply to the Registrar for a director identification number if:

                     (a)  the person intends to become an eligible officer within 12 months after applying; and

                     (b)  the person does not already have a director identification number.

             (4)  An application for a director identification number must meet any requirements of the data standards.

Note:          A person may commit an offence if the person knowingly gives false or misleading information (see section 1308 of this Act and section 137.1 of the Criminal Code).

1272B  Eligible officers

             (1)  An eligible officer is:

                     (a)  a director of a company, or of a body corporate that is a registered Australian body or registered foreign company, who:

                              (i)  is appointed to the position of a director; or

                             (ii)  is appointed to the position of an alternate director and is acting in that capacity;

                            regardless of the name that is given to that position; or

                     (b)  any other officer of a company, or of a body corporate that is a registered Australian body or registered foreign company, who is an officer of a kind prescribed by the regulations;

but does not include a person covered by a determination under subsection (2) or (3).

             (2)  The Registrar may determine that a particular person is not an eligible officer. The Registrar must notify the person of the determination.

             (3)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, determine that a class of persons are not eligible officers.

1272C  Requirement to have a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer must have a director identification number.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the officer applied to the Registrar under section 1272A for a director identification number:

                              (i)  before the day the officer first became an eligible officer (or an eligible officer within the meaning of the Corporations Act (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006); or

                             (ii)  if the regulations specify an application period—within that period, starting at the start of that day; or

                            (iii)  within the longer period (if any) the Registrar allows under section 1272E, starting at the start of that day; and

                     (b)  the application, and any reviews arising out of it, have not been finally determined or otherwise disposed of.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the officer became an eligible officer without the officer’s knowledge.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (5)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       Subsection (5) is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).

Note 2:       Section 79 defines involved.

1272D  Requirement to apply for a director identification number

             (1)  An eligible officer whom the Registrar has directed under subsection 1272A(2) to apply for a director identification number must apply to the Registrar under section 1272A for a director identification number:

                     (a)  within the application period under subsection (2) of this section; or

                     (b)  within such longer period as the Registrar allows under section 1272E.

             (2)  The application period is the period of:

                     (a)  the number of days specified in the direction; or

                     (b)  if the number of days is not specified in the direction—28 days;

after the day the Registrar gives the direction.

             (3)  An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       Subsection (3) is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).

Note 2:       Section 79 defines involved.

1272E  Registrar may extend application periods

             (1)  The Registrar may, on the application of an eligible officer, allow, as a longer period for applying to the Registrar under section 1272A for a director identification number:

                     (a)  the period specified in the application; or

                     (b)  such other period as the Registrar considers reasonable.

Note:          An application for an extension of the period for applying can be made, and the period can be extended, after the period has ended: see section 70.

             (2)  The Registrar may, by legislative instrument, allow, for persons included in a specified class of persons, a longer period for applying to the Registrar under section 1272A for a director identification number.

1272F  Infringement notices

             (1)  Subsections 1272C(1) and 1272D(1) are subject to an infringement notice under Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Note:          Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act creates a framework for using infringement notices in relation to provisions.

Infringement officer

             (2)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, each member of the staff of the Registrar who holds, or is acting in, an office or position that is equivalent to an SES employee is an infringement officer in relation to subsections 1272C(1) and 1272D(1) of this Act.

Relevant chief executive

             (3)  For the purposes of Part 5 of the Regulatory Powers Act, the relevant chief executive in relation to subsections 1272C(1) and 1272D(1) of this Act is:

                     (a)  the person specified as the relevant chief executive in the Registrar’s instrument of appointment under section 1270; or

                     (b)  if there is no person specified—the Registrar.

Matters to be included in an infringement notice

             (4)  Subparagraph 104(1)(e)(iii) of the Regulatory Powers Act applies to an infringement notice relating to a contravention of subsection 1272C(1) or 1272D(1) of this Act as if that subparagraph did not require the notice to give details of the place of the contravention.

1272G  Applying for additional director identification numbers

             (1)  A person must not apply for a director identification number if the person knows that the person already has a director identification number.

Note:          Failure to comply with this subsection is an offence: see subsection 1311(1).

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the Registrar directed the person under subsection 1272A(2) to make the application.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person purports to make the application only in relation to Part 6.7A of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (4)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       Subsection (4) is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).

Note 2:       Section 79 defines involved.

1272H  Misrepresenting director identification numbers

             (1)  A person must not intentionally represent to a Commonwealth body, company or registered body, as the director identification number of the person or another person, a number that is not that director identification number.

Note:          Failure to comply with this subsection is an offence: see subsection 1311(1).

             (2)  A person who contravenes, or is involved in a contravention of, subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1:       Subsection (2) is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).

Note 2:       Section 79 defines involved.

12  Subsection 1317E(1) (after table item 45A)

Insert:

45B

subsection 1272C(5)

requirement to have a director identification number

45C

subsection 1272D(4)

requirement to apply for a director identification number

45D

subsection 1272G(4)

applying for additional director identification numbers

45E

subsection 1272H(2)

misrepresenting a director identification number

Note:       This item does not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 commences before or on the same day as the provisions covered by table item 4 in subsection 2(1) of this Act. See table item 5 in subsection 2(1) of this Act.

13  In the appropriate position in subsection 1317E(3)

Insert:

Subsection 1272C(5)

requirement to have a director identification number

financial services

Subsection 1272D(4)

requirement to apply for a director identification number

financial services

Subsection 1272G(4)

applying for additional director identification numbers

financial services

Subsection 1272H(2)

misrepresenting a director identification number

financial services

14  In the appropriate position in Chapter 10

Insert:

Part 10.35Transitional provisions relating to Schedule 2 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019

  

1649  Director identification numbers

             (1)  Part 9.1A applies on and after the day (the application day) the Minister appoints, under section 1270:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth body to be the Registrar; or

                     (b)  if more than one such body is appointed—such a body with functions and powers in connection with Part 9.1A.

             (2)  If a person was an eligible officer immediately before the application day:

                     (a)  if a period (the transitional application period) is specified under subsection (3) of this section—section 1272C applies to the person as if:

                              (i)  the reference in subparagraph 1272C(2)(a)(ii) to an application period specified by regulations were instead a reference to the transitional application period; and

                             (ii)  references in paragraph 1272C(2)(a) to the day the person first became an eligible officer (or an eligible officer within the meaning of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006) were instead references to the day the transitional application period came into effect; and

                     (b)  until the transitional application period comes into effect—section 1272C does not apply to the person.

             (3)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify the transitional application period for the purposes of subsection (2).

             (4)  If a person:

                     (a)  was not an eligible officer immediately before the application day; and

                     (b)  becomes an eligible officer within the 12 month period starting on the application day;

section 1272C applies to the person as if a period of 28 days were the application period specified in regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 1272C(2)(b).

15  Schedule 3 (after table item 328D)

Insert:

328E

Subsection 1272C(1)

60 penalty units.

328F

Subsection 1272D(1)

60 penalty units.

328G

Subsection 1272G(1)

100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

328H

Subsection 1272H(1)

100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

Note:       This item does not commence at all if Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 commences before or on the same day as the provisions covered by table item 4 in subsection 2(1) of this Act. See table item 8 in subsection 2(1) of this Act.

16  In the appropriate position in Schedule 3

Insert:

Subsection 1272C(1)

60 penalty units

Subsection 1272D(1)

60 penalty units

Subsection 1272G(1)

1 year imprisonment

Subsection 1272H(1)

1 year imprisonment

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

17  At the end of section 202

Add:

            ; and (u)  to facilitate the administration of Part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001 or Part 6‑7A of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

18  Paragraphs 8WA(1AA)(b) and 8WB(1A)(a) and (b)

Omit “or (t)”, substitute “, (t) or (u)”.