Corporations Act 2001

CHAPTER 2G - MEETINGS  

PART 2G.3 - MINUTES AND MEMBERS' ACCESS TO MINUTES  

SECTION 251B   MEMBERS' ACCESS TO MINUTES  

251B(1)   [ Inspection by members]  

A company must ensure that the minute books for the meetings of its members and for resolutions of members passed without meetings are open for inspection by members free of charge.

251B(2)   [ Requests by members]  

A member of a company may ask the company in writing for a copy of:


(a) any minutes of a meeting of the company's members or an extract of the minutes; or


(b) any minutes of a resolution passed by members without a meeting.

251B(3)   [ No payment required]  

If the company does not require the member to pay for the copy, the company must send it:


(a) within 14 days after the member asks for it; or


(b) within any longer period that ASIC approves.

251B(4)   [ Payment required]  

If the company requires payment for the copy, the company must send it:


(a) within 14 days after the company receives the payment; or


(b) within any longer period that ASIC approves.

The amount of any payment the company requires cannot exceed the prescribed amount.

251B(5)   [ Strict liability offence]  

An offence based on subsection (1), (3) or (4) is an offence of strict liability.

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


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