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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 7 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS    View history reference

PART 7.8 - OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONDUCT ETC. CONNECTED WITH FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, OTHER THAN FINANCIAL PRODUCT DISCLOSURE    View history reference

Division 6 - Financial records, statements and audit    View history reference

Subdivision D - Appointment etc. of auditors    View history reference

SECTION 990L  QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE FOR AUDITOR ETC.  

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990L(1)  Qualified privilege for auditor.  


An auditor of the licensee has qualified privilege in respect of:


(a) a statement that the auditor makes, orally or in writing, in the course of the auditor's duties as auditor; or


(b) the lodging of a report under subsection 990K(1); or


(c) the sending of a report to:


(i) the licensee; or

(ii) a licensed market or a licensed CS facility;
under subsection 990K(1); or


(d) a disclosure made by the auditor in response to a notice given to the auditor under subsection 225A(5) of the ASIC Act.

Note: If the auditor is an audit company, the company has qualified privilege under this subsection in respect of statements made, and reports lodged or sent, by individuals on behalf of the company if those statements and notices can be properly attributed to the company.

990L(2)  Qualified privilege for registered company auditor acting on behalf of audit company.  


If the auditor of the licensee is an audit company, a registered company auditor acting on behalf of the company has qualified privilege in respect of:


(a) a statement that the registered company auditor makes (orally or in writing) in the course of the performance, on behalf of the company, of the company's duties as auditor; or


(b) the lodging by the registered company auditor, on behalf of the company, of a report under subsection 990K(1); or


(c) the sending by the registered company auditor, on behalf of the company, of a report to:


(i) the licensee; or

(ii) a licensed market or a licensed CS facility;
under subsection 990K(1); or


(d) a disclosure made by the registered company auditor in response to a notice given to the audit company under subsection 225A(5) of the ASIC Act.

990L(3)  Qualified privilege for subsequent publication.  


A person has qualified privilege in respect of the publishing of a document:


(a) prepared by an auditor of the licensee in the course of the auditor's duties as auditor; or


(b) required by or under this Chapter to be lodged with ASIC (whether or not the document has been so lodged).

990L(4)  [Publication of statement]  


A person has qualified privilege in respect of the publishing of a statement:


(a) made by an auditor of the licensee as mentioned in subsection (1); or


(b) a statement made by a registered company auditor as mentioned in subsection (2).


 



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