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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 9 - MISCELLANEOUS  

PART 9.4 - OFFENCES  

Division 2 - Offences generally  

SECTION 1316A  PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION NOT AVAILABLE TO BODIES CORPORATE IN CORPORATIONS ACT CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS  

1316A(1)  [Body corporate cannot claim privilege against self-incrimination]  


In a Corporations Act criminal proceeding, a body corporate is not entitled to refuse or fail to comply with a requirement:


(a) to answer a question or give information; or


(b) to produce a book or any other thing; or


(c) to do any other act whatever;

on the ground that the answer or information, production of the book or other thing, or doing that other act, as the case may be, might tend:


(d) to incriminate the body (whether in respect of an offence to which the proceeding relates or otherwise); or


(e) to make the body liable to a penalty (whether in respect of anything to which the proceeding relates or otherwise).

1316A(2)  [Fact that body a defendant irrelevant]  


Subsection (1) applies whether or not the body concerned is a defendant in the proceeding or in any other proceeding.

1316A(3)  [``Corporations Act criminal proceeding'']  


In this section:

Corporations Act criminal proceeding means a proceeding in a court when exercising jurisdiction in respect of a criminal matter arising under this Act.

 



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