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Corporate Governance

“Corporate governance” embraces the principles and processes by which companies are directed and managed. The degree of governance is reflected through structures and systems established in companies...

Corporate Due Diligence Checklist

As the new Company Secretary, I propose initially carrying out ‘due diligence’ on the Company’s statutory registers and records using the following template: *Originally written...

Corporate Calendar

Gentlemen, as requested, I have compiled below a suggested timetable of major corporate events and activities for the company over the next calendar year. The intention is...

Continuous Disclosure – Exemptions

You have asked whether we must announce details of the “special arrangement” to the stock exchange. The ASX has a general Listing Rule 3.1 which states that...

Compulsory Acquisition of Shares

In certain circumstances a shareholder who holds/controls at least 90% of the shares in a company – acquired or obtained in any way, not necessarily throughany (formal...

Change of Financial Year-End

When a company is formed Section 323D of the Corporations Act requires the first financial year of a company to start on the date of...

Change of Auditor

As a public company the Company is required to have its 30 June annual financial statements audited, lodged with ASIC and sent to members by...

Tracing Beneficial Share Ownership

Shares in a company may be held in a name other than that of the beneficial owner. However, the Corporations Act provides in Section 672A a mechanism...

Auditor Rotation

The Chairman has asked me to advise the board on the auditor rotation rules. Generally speaking, a person ('lead auditor') who has played a significant role in...

Auditor Resignation

As you are aware our auditors, Pitcher Partners, have closed down and their audit business has been taken over by Hacketts DFK. Whilst perhaps somewhat technical, what...

Auditor Removal & Replacement

A company auditor remains in place until he resigns, is removed or otherwise ceases to act (eg, due to retirement, death, incapacity). To be ‘removed’ shareholders must pass...

Auditor’s Registration Cancelled

We have been advised by ASIC that they have cancelled the registration of our auditor, so we will have to find and appoint a replacement auditor...

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