Corporations Act 2001
ASIC must grant the application and register the company as an authorised audit company if the company is eligible to be registered as an authorised audit company. Otherwise ASIC must refuse the application.1299C(2) [ Certificate of registration]
If ASIC grants the company's application, ASIC must issue to the company a certificate by ASIC stating that the company has been registered as an authorised audit company and specifying the day on which the application was granted.1299C(3) [ Period of regulation]
The company's registration under this section takes effect at the beginning of the day specified in the certificate as the day on which the application for registration was granted and remains in force until:
(a) the registration is cancelled by ASIC; or
(b) the company is wound up. 1299C(4) [ Right to a hearing]
ASIC must not refuse to register the company as an authorised audit company unless ASIC has given the company an opportunity to be represented at a hearing before ASIC and to make submissions and give evidence to ASIC in relation to the matter.1299C(5) [ Notice of refusal to register]
If ASIC refuses the company's application, ASIC must, not later than 14 days after the decision, give to the company a notice in writing setting out the decision and the reasons for it.