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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 286

Obligation to keep financial records

             (1)  A company, registered scheme or disclosing entity must keep written financial records that:

                     (a)  correctly record and explain its transactions and financial position and performance; and

                     (b)  would enable true and fair financial statements to be prepared and audited.

The obligation to keep financial records of transactions extends to transactions undertaken as trustee.

Note:          Section 9 defines financial records .

Period for which records must be retained

             (2)  The financial records must be retained for 7 years after the transactions covered by the records are completed.

Strict liability offences

             (3)  An offence based on subsection (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .



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