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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

1  Before paragraph 12A(1)(c)

Insert:

                     (a)  the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 ;

                     (b)  the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Act 2017 ;

2  At the end of Part 8

Add:

Division 4 Transparency

138   Annual “dashboard” report about ASIC’s regulatory costs

             (1)  As soon as practicable after 31 October in each year, ASIC must publish on its website the following information in respect of the financial year ending on 30 June in that year:

                     (a)  its total regulatory costs in relation to leviable entities;

                     (b)  the total regulatory costs from paragraph (a), apportioned on the basis of sector and sub-sector;

                     (c)  the sector costs from paragraph (b), apportioned on the basis of costs relating to different kinds of activities undertaken by ASIC in the financial year;

                     (d)  the sector costs from paragraph (b), apportioned on the basis of costs relating to different kinds of expenses incurred by ASIC in the financial year;

                     (e)  any other information required by the regulations.

             (2)  This section applies in respect of the financial year that ends after the commencement of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 , and later financial years.

             (3)  In this section:

leviable entity , for a financial year, has the same meaning as in the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 .

regulatory costs , for a financial year, has the same meaning as in the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 .

sector has the same meaning as in the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 .

sub-sector has the same meaning as in the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 .

Corporations Act 2001

3  After subsection 601AB(1A)

Insert:

          (1B)  ASIC may also decide to deregister a company if:

                     (a)  the company is liable to pay levy imposed by the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 ; and

                     (b)  the company has not paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  the amount of the levy; and

                             (ii)  the amount of any late payment penalty payable in relation to the levy; and

                            (iii)  the amount of any shortfall penalty payable in relation to the levy.

4  After subsection 601AH(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  ASIC may reinstate the registration of a company deregistered under subsection 601AB(1B) if:

                     (a)  ASIC receives an application in relation to the reinstatement of the company’s registration; and

                     (b)  the levy imposed on the company by the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 is paid in full; and

                     (c)  the amount of any late payment penalty payable in relation to the levy is paid in full; and

                     (d)  the amount of any shortfall penalty payable in relation to the levy is paid in full.

5  Paragraph 601AH(3)(a)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

6  Subsection 601AH(4)

Omit all words after “the Gazette .”.

7  After subsection 601AH(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If an application was made to ASIC for the reinstatement of a company’s registration, ASIC must give notice of the reinstatement to the applicant.

8  At the end of section 797B

Add:

               ; or (e)  in the case of a licensee that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

9  At the end of section 826B

Add:

               ; or (e)  in the case of a licensee that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  the amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  the amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

10  At the end of section 905H

Add:

               ; or (d)  in the case of a licensee that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  the amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  the amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

11  After paragraph 915B(1)(e)

Insert:

               ; or (f)  is liable to pay levy imposed by the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 and has not paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  the amount of levy; and

                             (ii)  the amount of any late payment penalty payable in relation to the levy; and

                            (iii)  the amount of any shortfall penalty payable in relation to the levy.

12  After paragraph 915B(2)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  in the case of a partnership that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

13  After paragraph 915B(3)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  is liable to pay levy imposed by the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 and has not paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  the amount of levy; and

                             (ii)  the amount of any late payment penalty payable in relation to the levy; and

                            (iii)  the amount of any shortfall penalty payable in relation to the levy.

14  After paragraph 915B(4)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  in the case of a licensee that is a single legal entity under section 761FA and also a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

15  After section 1290

Insert:

1291   Immediate suspension or cancellation

                   ASIC may cancel or suspend a person’s registration as an auditor if:

                     (a)  the person is liable to pay levy imposed by the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 ; and

                     (b)  the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the person;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

Note:          See section 1298 for the effect of suspension.

1291A   Notice of suspension or cancellation

Application of this section

             (1)  This section applies if ASIC decides under section 1291 to suspend or cancel the registration of a person as an auditor.

ASIC must give notice of decision

             (2)  ASIC must, within 10 business days after making the decision, give a written notice setting out the decision, and the reasons for the decision.

When decision comes into effect

             (3)  The decision comes into effect on the day after the notice is given to the person.

Failure to give notice does not affect validity of decision

             (4)  A failure by ASIC to give the notice under subsection (2) within 10 business days does not affect the validity of the decision.

1291B   ASIC may vary or revoke suspension

             (1)  This section applies if ASIC has suspended the registration of a person as an auditor under section 1291.

             (2)  ASIC may at any time vary or revoke the suspension by giving written notice to the person.

16  Subsection 1295(1)

After “suspended”, insert “by the Board”.

17  After paragraph 1299I(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  in the case of a company that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the company;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

18  At the end of subsection 40-25(1) of Schedule 2

Add:

               ; or (g)  in the case of a person who is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the person;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

19  At the end of subsection 40-30(1) of Schedule 2

Add:

               ; or (g)  in the case of a person who is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the person;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

Corporations (Fees) Act 2001

20  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (l) of the definition of chargeable matter )

Omit “;”, substitute “.”.

21  Subsection 4(1) (paragraphs (m) and (n) of the definition of chargeable matter )

Repeal the paragraphs.

22  Subsection 5(1)

Omit “sections 6 and 6A”, substitute “section 6”.

23  Subsection 6(6)

Repeal the subsection.

24  Section 6A

Repeal the section.

25  Subparagraph 7(1)(l)(ii)

Omit “;”, substitute “.”.

26  Paragraphs 7(1)(m) and (n)

Repeal the paragraphs.

27  Section 8

Omit “, 6 and 6A”, substitute “and 6”.

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

28  At the end of subsection 54(1)

Add:

               ; or (d)  in the case of a licensee that is a leviable entity (within the meaning of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017 )—the following have not been paid in full at least 12 months after the due date for payment:

                              (i)  an amount of levy (if any) payable in respect of the licensee;

                             (ii)  an amount of late payment penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy;

                            (iii)  an amount of shortfall penalty payable (if any) in relation to the levy.

29  Application

            Despite the repeals made by this Act of the following provisions of the Corporations (Fees) Act 2001 :

                     (a)  paragraphs (m) and (n) of the definition of chargeable matter in subsection 4(1);

                     (b)  subsection 6(6);

                     (c)  section 6A;

                     (d)  paragraphs 7(1)(m) and (n);

those provisions, and any instruments in force under those provisions immediately before the commencement of this Act, continue to apply as if those repeals had not happened in relation to the following functions performed by ASIC:

                     (e)  functions performed in relation to operators of a licensed market under Part 7.2A of the Corporations Act 2001 before the commencement of this Act;

                      (f)  functions performed in relation to participants in a licensed market under Part 7.2A of the Corporations Act 2001 before the commencement of this Act.