Topic: Corporations Act 2001


Expiry of COVID-19 relief: virtual AGMs, electronic signatures and continuous disclosure

The Government’s Treasury Laws Amendment Bill (2021 Measures No.1), which proposed extending the COVID-19 relief to enable virtual AGMs, electronic signatures for a further six months, and in Schedule...

Directors’ rights to ask questions and get legal advice

Jones Day Partners Tim L’Estrange and Michael Lishman, and Of Counsel Courtney Dixon, discuss your important rights as a director to get information and to receive independent legal advice paid for by...

AICD Welcomes Targeted Measures to Tackle Phoenixing

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of new targeted measures to combat illegal phoenixing, including a new ho...

Directors' Counsel: Blowing the Whistle

A new Bill before Parliament engenders confidence of increased protection for whistleblowers in Australia, writes Bob Baxt AO FAICDLife.

General duties of directors

The role of a company director is to govern a company on behalf of the shareholders or members of that company.

Insider trading

Directors should be aware of the Corporations Act 2001 provisions (Part 7.10, Division 3) prohibiting insider trading.

Insolvent trading

'Solvency' is defined in s 95A (1) of the Corporations Act 2001 as the ability to pay all debts as and when they become due and payable.

New bill on company member registers before Senate Committee

A proposed amendment to the Corporations Act would require companies to include email addresses of members on its register.

Inquiry into the Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017

The AICD has made a submission on the Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill proposes to amend s 169 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to include a...

Directors' Counsel - Crime and punishment

Professor Bob Baxt considers a number of recent court cases and questions whether current Corporations Law penalties are high enough.
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