The Corporations Act is the legislation that deals with the regulation of corporations and financial markets.
It is administered, largely by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission who are responsible for investigating allegation of breaches of the rules and laws regulating markets and corporations.
The consequences of breaching the civil penalty provisions and offences set out in the Act can be severe.
This section of the website is not designed to replace the Act, quite the contrary, it is designed to highlight the more frequently prosecuted offences by ASIC and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. In many instances, the sections have been interpreted rather than copied, absolute reliance on the contents of this site is not advised, this is intended to be a guide only and not a substitute for the Act and properly informed legal advice.
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