Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (Audit Reform and Corporate Disclosure) Act 2004 (103 of 2004)
Schedule 1 Audit Reform
Part 7 Expansion of auditors' duties
Corporations Act 2001
126 At the end of section 601HG
(10) In determining for the purposes of this section whether a contravention of this Act is a significant one, have regard to:
(a) the level of penalty provided for in relation to the contravention; and
(b) the effect that the contravention has, or may have, on:
(i) the overall financial position of the company, registered scheme or disclosing entity; or
(ii) the adequacy of the information available about the overall financial position of the company, registered scheme or disclosing entity; and
(c) any other relevant matter.
(11) Without limiting paragraph (10)(a), a penalty provided for in relation to a contravention of a provision of Part 2M.2 or 2M.3 includes a penalty imposed on a director, because of the operation of section 344, for failing to take reasonable steps to comply with, or to secure compliance with, that provision.
Person involved in audit
(12) In this section:
person involved in the conduct of an audit means:
(a) the auditor; or
(b) the lead auditor for the audit; or
(c) the review auditor for the audit; or
(d) a professional member of the audit team for the audit; or
(e) any other person involved in the conduct of the audit.