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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 86E

Order disqualifying a person from managing corporations

             (1)  On application by the Commission, the Court may make an order disqualifying a person from managing corporations for a period that the Court considers appropriate if:

                     (a)  the Court is satisfied that the person has contravened, has attempted to contravene or has been involved in a contravention of Part IV; and

                     (b)  the Court is satisfied that the disqualification is justified.

Note:          Section 206EA of the Corporations Act 2001 provides that a person is disqualified from managing corporations if a court order is in force under this section. That Act contains various consequences for persons so disqualified.

          (1A)  On application by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Court may make an order disqualifying a person from managing corporations for a period that the Court considers appropriate if:

                     (a)  the Court is satisfied that the person has contravened or has been involved in a contravention of section 44ZZRF or 44ZZRG; and

                     (b)  the Court is satisfied that the disqualification is justified.

Note:          Section 206EA of the Corporations Act 2001 provides that a person is disqualified from managing corporations if a court order is in force under this section. That Act contains various consequences for persons so disqualified.

             (2)  In determining under subsection (1) or (1A) whether the disqualification is justified, the Court may have regard to:

                     (a)  the person's conduct in relation to the management, business or property of any corporation; and

                     (b)  any other matters that the Court considers appropriate.

             (3)  The Commission must notify ASIC if the Court makes an order under subsection (1). The Commission must give ASIC a copy of the order.

Note:          ASIC must keep a register of persons who have been disqualified from managing corporations: see section 1274AA of the Corporations Act 2001 .

          (3A)  The Director of Public Prosecutions must notify ASIC if the Court makes an order under subsection (1A). The Director of Public Prosecutions must give ASIC a copy of the order.

Note:          ASIC must keep a register of persons who have been disqualified from managing corporations--see section 1274AA of the Corporations Act 2001 .

          (3B)  For the purposes of this Act (other than this section or section 86F), an order under this section is not a penalty.

             (4)  In this section:

"ASIC " means the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.



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