(1) A financial report and a directors' report must be prepared for each financial year by:
(a) all disclosing entities; and
(b) all public companies; and
(c) all large proprietary companies; and
(d) all registered schemes.
Note: This Chapter only applies to disclosing entities incorporated or formed in Australia (see subsection 285(2)).
Small proprietary companies
(2) A small proprietary company has to prepare the financial report and directors' report only if:
(a) it is directed to do so under section 293 or 294; or
(b) it was controlled by a foreign company for all or part of the year and it is not consolidated for that period in financial statements for that year lodged with ASIC by:
(i) a registered foreign company; or
(ii) a company, registered scheme or disclosing entity.
The rest of this Part does not apply to any other small proprietary company.
Small companies limited by guarantee
(3) Despite subsection (1), a small company limited by guarantee has to prepare the financial report and directors' report only if it is directed to do so under section 294A or 294B. The rest of this Part does not apply to any other small company limited by guarantee.