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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 2D - OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES  

PART 2D.1 - DUTIES AND POWERS  

Division 1 - General duties  

SECTION 181  GOOD FAITH - CIVIL OBLIGATIONS  

181(1)  Good faith - directors and other officers.  


A director or other officer of a corporation must exercise their powers and discharge their duties:


(a) in good faith in the best interests of the corporation; and


(b) for a proper purpose.

Note 1: This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).

Note 2: Section 187 deals with the situation of directors of wholly-owned subsidiaries.

181(2)  [Person involved in contravention]  


A person who is involved in a contravention of subsection (1) contravenes this subsection.

Note 1: Section 79 defines involved.

Note 2: This subsection is a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E).


 



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