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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTORY  

PART 1.2 - INTERPRETATION  

Division 7 - Interpretation of other expressions  

SECTION 53  

53  AFFAIRS OF A BODY CORPORATE  

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For the purposes of the definition of examinable affairs in section 9, section 53AA, 232, 233 or 234, paragraph 461(1)(e), section 487, subsection 1307(1) or section 1309, or of a prescribed provision of this Act, the affairs of a body corporate include:


(a) the promotion, formation, membership, control, business, trading, transactions and dealings (whether alone or jointly with any other person or persons and including transactions and dealings as agent, bailee or trustee), property (whether held alone or jointly with any other person or persons and including property held as agent, bailee or trustee), liabilities (including liabilities owed jointly with any other person or persons and liabilities as trustee), profits and other income, receipts, losses, outgoings and expenditure of the body; and


(b) in the case of a body corporate (not being a licensed trustee company within the meaning of Chapter 5D or the Public Trustee of a State or Territory) that is a trustee (but without limiting the generality of paragraph (a)) - matters concerned with the ascertainment of the identity of the persons who are beneficiaries under the trust, their rights under the trust and any payments that they have received, or are entitled to receive, under the terms of the trust; and
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(c) the internal management and proceedings of the body; and


(d) any act or thing done (including any contract made and any transaction entered into) by or on behalf of the body, or to or in relation to the body or its business or property, at a time when:


(i) a receiver, or a receiver and manager, is in possession of, or has control over, property of the body; or

(ii) the body is under administration; or

(iia) a deed of company arrangement executed by the body has not yet terminated; or

(iii) a compromise or arrangement made between the body and any other person or persons is being administered; or

(iv) the body is being wound up;
and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any conduct of such a receiver or such a receiver and manager, of an administrator of the body, of an administrator of such a deed of company arrangement, of a person administering such a compromise or arrangement or of a liquidator or provisional liquidator of the body; and


(e) the ownership of shares in, debentures of, and interests in a managed investment scheme made available by, the body; and


(f) the power of persons to exercise, or to control the exercise of, the rights to vote attached to shares in the body or to dispose of, or to exercise control over the disposal of, such shares; and


(g) matters concerned with the ascertainment of the persons who are or have been financially interested in the success or failure, or apparent success or failure, of the body or are or have been able to control or materially to influence the policy of the body; and


(h) the circumstances under which a person acquired or disposed of, or became entitled to acquire or dispose of, shares in, debentures of, or interests in a managed investment scheme made available by, the body; and

[CCH Note: there is no paragraph 53(i)]


(j) where the body has made available interests in a managed investment scheme - any matters concerning the financial or business undertaking, scheme, common enterprise or investment contract to which the interests relate; and


(k) matters relating to or arising out of the audit of, or working papers or reports of an auditor concerning, any matters referred to in a preceding paragraph.


 



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