CORPORATIONS ACT 2001
|PART 2 - REGISTERING AND DISCIPLINING PRACTITIONERS
|Division 40 - Disciplinary and other action
|Subdivision E - Disciplinary action by committee
ASIC may give a registered liquidator notice in writing asking the liquidator to give ASIC a written explanation why the liquidator should continue to be registered, if ASIC believes that:
(a) the liquidator no longer has the qualifications, experience, knowledge and abilities prescribed under paragraph 20-20(4)(a); or
(b) the liquidator has committed an act of bankruptcy, within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 or a corresponding law of an external Territory or a foreign country; or
(c) the liquidator is disqualified from managing corporations under Part 2D.6 of this Act, or under a law of an external Territory or a law of a foreign country; or
(d) the liquidator has ceased to have:
(i) adequate and appropriate professional indemnity insurance; or
(ii) adequate and appropriate fidelity insurance;
against the liabilities that the person may incur working as a registered liquidator; or
(e) the liquidator has breached a current condition imposed on the liquidator; or
(f) the liquidator has contravened a provision of this Act; or
(g) the liquidator has been appointed to act as a reviewing liquidator under Subdivision C of Division 90 of this Schedule, and has failed to properly exercise the powers or perform the duties of a reviewing liquidator; or
(h) the liquidator's registration as a trustee under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 has been cancelled or suspended, other than in compliance with a written request by the liquidator to cancel or suspend the registration; or
(i) if the Court has made an order under section 90-15 that the liquidator repay remuneration - the liquidator has failed to repay the remuneration; or
(j) the liquidator has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty; or
(k) the liquidator is permanently or temporarily unable to perform the functions and duties of a liquidator because of physical or mental incapacity; or
(l) the liquidator has failed to carry out adequately and properly (whether in Australia or in an external Territory or in a foreign country):
(i) the duties of a liquidator; or
(ii) any other duties or functions that a registered liquidator is required to carry out under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, or the general law; or
(m) the liquidator is not a fit and proper person; or
(n) the liquidator is not resident in Australia or in another prescribed country.
A notice under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.
Nothing in this section affects the operation of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914.
Note: Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 includes provisions that, in certain circumstances, relieve persons from the requirement to disclose spent convictions and require persons aware of such convictions to disregard them.