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Officeholders’ Alternative Addresses

You have advised me that for personal/private reasons your name and residential address are not recorded on the electoral roll, and so you would like to...

National Names Index

Available through the ASIC website, the National Names Index (NNI) is an index of Australian corporate and registered business names, and some incorporated associations. Corporate names...

Memorandum & Articles of Association

Prior to 1 July 1998 in Australia what is now known as a company’s ‘Constitution’ was called the Memorandum & Articles of Association (“M&A”) – i.e., actually...

Induction of Company Secretary

The following is a guide to inducting a new Secretary into the Company, covering initial matters to be attended to and on-going matters requiring attention soon...

Governance Matters

Good governance can mean different things to different people and cover varying matters and issues with differing emphasis in different organizations. In my experience relevant matters can include: Experienced...

How to Form a New Company

Before forming a new company the decision must be made as to what business structure suits best. The advantages/characteristics of using a company include: it is a separate...

Cancellation of Registration of a Foreign Company

If a foreign company wishes to carry on business in Australia it must be properly registered through ASIC under Part 5B.2 of the Corporations Act. A company...

Foreign Owned / Controlled Companies

Below is my response to your comments / questions. An Australian company (“Newco Pty Ltd”) may have a single shareholder. If that single shareholder is another company (“Parentco...

Registering a Foreign Company in Australia

If you already have a company registered in another country outside of Australia you may be eligible to register as a foreign company in Australia. A...

Electronic Signature Policy

“These days........” it would be very easy for company staff to inappropriately apply the signature of a director or executive manager to a document without authority and/or...

Documents Lodged With Asic

In order to comply with numerous Corporations Act requirements, particularly to keep public records up-to-date, various documents must be lodged with ASIC in prescribed formats in...

Company Documents – Signing Policy

It is proposed that the POLICY for signing Company documents be as hereunder, pursuant to Section 127 of the Corporations Act and the Constitution of the...

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