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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 10 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS  

PART 10.2 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FINANCIAL SERVICES REFORM ACT 2001    View history reference

Division 1 - Transitional provisions relating to the phasing-in of the new financial services regime    View history reference

Subdivision B - Treatment of existing markets    View history reference

SECTION 1413  OBLIGATION OF MINISTER TO GRANT LICENCES COVERING MAIN EXISTING MARKETS  

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1413(1)  [Application]  


This section applies to each market being operated immediately before the FSR commencement in relation to which any of the following paragraphs applies:


(a) the market was a stock market operated by the Australian Stock Exchange Limited;


(b) the market was a stock market operated by a body corporate covered by an approval in force under subsection 769(2) of the old Corporations Act;


(c) the market was a futures market operated by a body corporate covered by an approval in force under subsection 1126(2) of the old Corporations Act.

1413(2)  [Obligation to grant licence]  


Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the Minister must, in relation to each market to which this section applies, grant the operator of the market a licence, and impose conditions on that licence, in accordance with the following requirements:


(a) the licence must be described as an Australian market licence;


(b) the licence must be granted subject to the following conditions:


(i) a condition specifying the market as the market that the licence authorises the licensee to operate;

(ii) a condition specifying, as the classes of financial products that can be dealt with on the market, the classes that are appropriate for the market under subsection (5);

(iii) if the Minister considers that the licensee should have clearing and settlement arrangements for transactions effected through the market - a condition specifying the type of clearing and settlement arrangements that are adequate.

1413(3)  [Time for grant]  


Subject to subsection (6), a licence that subsection (2) requires to be granted must be granted on, or as soon as practicable after, the FSR commencement. If it is granted after the FSR commencement, it, and the conditions subject to which it is granted, are taken to have had effect from that commencement.

1413(4)  [More than one licence in same document; more than one market covered]  


Sections 795D (more than one licence in the same document) and 795E (more than one market covered by the same licence) of the amended Corporations Act apply in relation to the granting of licences, and licences granted, under this section as if the licences were, or were being, granted under section 795B of that Act. If, pursuant to section 795E, a single licence is granted under this section in respect of several separate markets, paragraph (2)(b) of this section must be complied with separately in the licence document in relation to each of those markets.

1413(5)  [``appropriate'' classes of financial products]  


For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(b)(ii), the classes of financial products that are appropriate for a market to which this section applies are as follows:


(a) for a market described in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) - securities, within the meaning of section 92 of the old Corporations Act as applying for the purposes of Part 7.2 of the old Corporations Act, and agreements of a kind to which section 92A of the old Corporations Act applied immediately before the FSR commencement (or would have applied after the FSR commencement if that section, and any associated provisions, had continued to have effect);


(b) for a market described in paragraph (1)(c) - futures contracts, within the meaning of section 72 of the old Corporations Act, and agreements of a kind to which section 72A of the old Corporations Act applied immediately before the FSR commencement (or would have applied after the FSR commencement if that section, and any associated provisions, had continued to have effect).

1413(6)  [Grant of licence prior to FSR commencement]  


Despite anything in subsection (3), the Minister may, under this section, grant a licence, and impose conditions on the licence, at any time during the period starting on the commencement of this section and ending on the FSR commencement on the basis that matters known to the Minister in relation to the market concerned will continue to be the case up to the FSR commencement. If the Minister does so:


(a) the licence and conditions come into effect on the FSR commencement, and not before; and


(b) the Minister may vary or revoke the licence, or any of the conditions, before the FSR commencement if the Minister considers it appropriate to do so having regard to the provisions of this section concerning the granting of licences and the imposition of conditions; and


(c) the licence and conditions do not come into effect on the FSR commencement if, immediately before the FSR commencement, the market is not a market to which this section applies.

1413(7)  [Notice to operator of market]  


If the Minister grants a licence under this section, the Minister must give the operator of the market written notice of:


(a) the grant of the licence, and the conditions imposed on the licence; and


(b) any subsequent revocation or variation under subsection (6) of the licence or conditions.

1413(8)  [Notice must contain statement]  


A notice advising of the grant of a licence under this section must contain a statement to the effect that the licence and conditions will not take effect until the FSR commencement, or will be taken to have had effect from the FSR commencement, as the case requires.


 



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