CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 8A - ASIA REGION FUNDS PASSPORT  

PART 8A.7 - DEREGISTRATION AND DENOTIFICATION  

Division 1 - Deregistration of Australian passport funds  

Subdivision B - Deregistration initiated by ASIC  

SECTION 1216C   DEREGISTRATION - INITIATED BY ASIC  

1216C(1)  
ASIC may decide to deregister an Australian passport fund if ASIC is of the opinion that one or more of the following has not been, is not being or is not likely to be complied with in relation to an Australian passport fund (whether in this jurisdiction or in any other place):


(a) this Act (including the Passport Rules for this jurisdiction);


(b) the ASIC Act.

1216C(2)  
However, ASIC must not decide to deregister an Australian passport fund if ASIC is of the opinion that to do so would not be in the interests of:


(a) members of the fund who became members (whether in this jurisdiction or any host economy for the fund) after the fund became an Australian passport fund; and


(b) members of the fund who became members (whether in this jurisdiction or any host economy for the fund) on the expectation that the fund would become an Australian passport fund.

1216C(3)  
For the purposes of subsection (2) , ignore any member of the fund that:


(a) is, or has at any time been, the operator of the fund; or


(b) is a related party of an entity that is, or has at any time been, the operator of the fund.

Note: See section 1216B for the circumstances in which a person becomes a member of a fund on the expectation that it would become an Australian passport fund.

1216C(4)  
Before deciding to deregister the fund as an Australian passport fund, ASIC must give the operator of the fund a written notice that requires the operator to show cause, at a hearing before a specified person, why the fund should not be deregistered as an Australian passport fund.

1216C(5)  
The notice must specify:


(a) the grounds on which it is proposed to deregister the fund as an Australian passport fund; and


(b) a reasonable time and place at which the hearing is to be held.

However, if the operator consents, the person conducting the hearing may fix a different time or place.

1216C(6)  
The person conducting the hearing must:


(a) give the operator an opportunity to be heard at the hearing; and


(b) give ASIC:


(i) a report about the hearing; and

(ii) a recommendation about the grounds in the notice on which it is proposed to deregister the fund.

1216C(7)  
After considering the report and recommendation, ASIC may decide to:


(a) take no further action in relation to the matter and give written advice of that decision to the operator; or


(b) deregister the fund as an Australian passport fund.

1216C(8)  
Neither of the following is a legislative instrument:


(a) a notice under subsection (4) ;


(b) a report under subsection (6) (if it is in writing).


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