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Corporations Amendment (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations) Bill 2006

Schedule 1 Amendments of the Corporations Act 2001 relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations

   

Corporations Act 2001

1  Section 9

Insert:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation means a corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

2  Section 9 (definition of Part 5.7 body )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Part 5.7 body means:

                     (a)  a registrable body that is a registrable Australian body and:

                              (i)  is registered under Division 1 of Part 5B.2; or

                             (ii)  is not registered under that Division but carries on business in this jurisdiction and outside its place of origin; or

                     (b)  a registrable body that is a foreign company and:

                              (i)  is registered under Division 2 of Part 5B.2; or

                             (ii)  is not registered under that Division but carries on business in Australia; or

                     (c)  a partnership, association or other body (whether a body corporate or not) that consists of more than 5 members and that is not a registrable body;

but does not include an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          The winding up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations is dealt with in Part 11-5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

3  At the end of section 57A

Add:

             (3)  To avoid doubt, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation is taken to be a corporation for the purposes of this Act.

Note:          Various provisions of this Act that generally apply to corporations do not apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations because of express provisions to that effect: see section 190B, subsection 197(5), section 206HB and subsections 1309(6), 1318(5), 1321(2) and 1335(3).

4  At the end of Division 1 of Part 2D.1

Add:

190B   Division does not apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations

                   This Division does not apply to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Division 265 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 deals with the general duties of directors, secretaries, officers and employees of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations.

5  At the end of section 197

Add:

             (5)  This section does not apply to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Section 271-1 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 deals with the liability of directors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations for debts and other liabilities incurred by those corporations as trustee.

6  At the end of section 206B

Add:

             (5)  A person is disqualified from managing corporations at a particular time if the person is, at that time, disqualified from managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under Part 6-5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

7  Subsection 206BA(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  under subsection 206B(1); or

                     (b)  as a result of the operation of subsection 279-5(1) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 and subsection 206B(5) of this Act;

a person is disqualified from managing corporations on being convicted of an offence.

8  Paragraph 206C(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a declaration is made under:

                              (i)  section 1317E (civil penalty provision) that the person has contravened a corporation/scheme civil penalty provision; or

                             (ii)  section 386-1 (civil penalty provision) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 that the person has contravened a civil penalty provision (within the meaning of that Act); and

9  At the end of section 206C

Add:

             (3)  To avoid doubt, the reference in paragraph (2)(a) to a corporation includes a reference to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

10  After subsection 206D(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  To avoid doubt, the references in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) to a corporation include references to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

11  Paragraph 206D(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a Court orders the corporation to be wound up under:

                              (i)  section 459B of this Act; or

                             (ii)  section 526-1 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 ;

                            because the Court is satisfied that the corporation is insolvent; or

12  Paragraph 206D(2)(g)

After “Part 5.1”, insert “(including that Part as applied by section 45-1 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 )”.

13  Paragraph 206D(2)(h)

After “subsection 533(1)”, insert “(including that subsection as applied by section 526-35 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 )”.

14  After subsection 206D(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The reference in paragraph (2)(c) to a deed of company arrangement includes a reference to a deed of corporation arrangement (within the meaning of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

          (2B)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is an officer of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation if the person is an officer of that corporation within the meaning of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

15  At the end of section 206D

Add:

             (4)  To avoid doubt, the reference in paragraph (3)(a) to a corporation includes a reference to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

16  Subparagraph 206E(1)(a)(i)

After “this Act”, insert “or the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 ”.

17  Subparagraph 206E(1)(a)(ii)

After “this Act”, insert “or the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 ”.

18  After subsection 206E(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is an officer of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation if the person is an officer of that corporation within the meaning of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

19  At the end of section 206E

Add:

             (3)  To avoid doubt, the reference in paragraph (2)(a) to a corporation includes a reference to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

20  Subparagraph 206F(1)(a)(ii)

After “subsection 533(1)”, insert “(including that subsection as applied by section 526-35 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 )”.

21  After subsection 206F(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  To avoid doubt, the references in paragraph (1)(a) to corporations include references to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations.

22  After subsection 206F(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  To avoid doubt, the references in subsection (2) to a corporation includes a reference to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

23  At the end of Part 2D.6

Add:

206HB   Part does not apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations

                   This Part does not apply, of its own force, to disqualify a person from managing a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note 1:       Subsection 279-5(5) of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 provides that a person who is disqualified from managing corporations under this Part will be automatically disqualified under Part 6-5 of that Act from managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations.

Note 2:       Similarly, subsection 206B(5) of this Act provides that a person who is disqualified from managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under Part 6-5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 will be automatically disqualified under this Part from managing corporations.

24  Section 417

Before “Except”, insert “(1)”.

25  At the end of section 417

Add:

             (2)  To avoid doubt, this Part does not apply, of its own force, to the property of a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note 1:       The definition of property in section 416 does not define that term in relation to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note 2:       Section 516-1 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 applies this Part to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation with the modifications provided for in that section.

26  Section 601AI

Omit “a State or Territory”, substitute “the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory,”.

27  Section 601AI

After “its registration” (last occurring), insert “to registration under the law of a State or Territory”.

28  Paragraph 601AJ(1)(a)

After “the law of the”, insert “Commonwealth or of the”.

29  Paragraph 601AK(c)

After “the law of the”, insert “Commonwealth or of the”.

30  Paragraph 601AL(1)(b)

After “the law of the”, insert “Commonwealth or of the”.

31  At the end of section 1309

Add:

             (6)  Paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) do not apply in relation to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Similar offences are created in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under section 561-5 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

32  At the end of section 1318

Add:

             (5)  This section does not apply to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Similar provision is made in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under section 576-1 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

33  Section 1321

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

34  At the end of section 1321

Add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Similar provision is made in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under section 576-10 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .

35  After subsection 1335(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a corporation that is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

Note:          Similar provision is made in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations under section 581-20 of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .