Corporations Act 2001
A person may bring proceedings on behalf of a company, or intervene in any proceedings to which the company is a party for the purpose of taking responsibility on behalf of the company for those proceedings, or for a particular step in those proceedings (for example, compromising or settling them), if:
(a) the person is:
(i) a member, former member, or person entitled to be registered as a member, of the company or of a related body corporate; or
(ii) an officer or former officer of the company; and
(b) the person is acting with leave granted under section 237. 236(2) [ Use of company's name]
Proceedings brought on behalf of a company must be brought in the company's name.236(3) [ General law right abolished]
The right of a person at general law to bring, or intervene in, proceedings on behalf of a company is abolished.
Note 1: For the right to inspect company books, see subsections 247A(3) to (6).
Note 2: For the requirements to disclose proceedings and leave applications in the annual directors' report, see subsections 300(14) and (15).
Note 3: This section does not prevent a person bringing, or intervening in, proceedings on their own behalf in respect of a personal right.