CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 7 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS  

PART 7.10 - MARKET MISCONDUCT AND OTHER PROHIBITED CONDUCT RELATING TO FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES  

Division 2 - The prohibited conduct (other than insider trading prohibitions)  

SECTION 1041D   1041D   DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ABOUT ILLEGAL TRANSACTIONS  


A person must not (whether in this jurisdiction or elsewhere) circulate or disseminate, or be involved in the circulation or dissemination of, any statement or information to the effect that the price for trading in financial products on a financial market operated in this jurisdiction will, or is likely to, rise or fall, or be maintained, because of a transaction, or other act or thing done, in relation to those financial products, if:


(a) the transaction, or thing done, constitutes or would constitute a contravention of section 1041A , 1041B , 1041C , 1041E or 1041F ; and


(b) the person, or an associate of the person:


(i) has entered into such a transaction or done such an act or thing; or

(ii) has received, or may receive, directly or indirectly, a consideration or benefit for circulating or disseminating, or authorising the circulation or dissemination of, the statement or information.

Note 1: Failure to comply with this section is an offence (see subsection 1311(1) ). For defences to a prosecution based on this section, see Division 4 .

Note 2: This section is also a civil penalty provision (see section 1317E ). For relief from liability to a civil penalty relating to this section, see Division 4 and section 1317S .


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