Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - Level 2

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The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) is the principal legislation regulating business entities (primarily companies) in Australia. It regulates matters such as the formation and operation of companies (in conjunction with a constitution that may be adopted by a company), duties of officers, takeovers and fundraising.

The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) amendments to whistle-blower provisions commenced on 1 July 2019. These provisions expand the protections available to whistle-blowers and the liabilities of board members and senior managers of corporations, including the penalties for breaches. The provisions apply to a regulated entity, which includes corporations to which the Commonwealth constitution applies.

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

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