CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 2B - BASIC FEATURES OF A COMPANY  

PART 2B.4 - REPLACEABLE RULES AND CONSTITUTION  

SECTION 140   EFFECT OF CONSTITUTION AND REPLACEABLE RULES  

140(1)   [ Contract]  

A company's constitution (if any) and any replaceable rules that apply to the company have effect as a contract:


(a) between the company and each member; and


(b) between the company and each director and company secretary; and


(c) between a member and each other member;

under which each person agrees to observe and perform the constitution and rules so far as they apply to that person.

140(2)   [ Binding nature of modification to constitution]  

Unless a member of a company agrees in writing to be bound, they are not bound by a modification of the constitution made after the date on which they became a member so far as the modification:


(a) requires the member to take up additional shares; or


(b) increases the member's liability to contribute to the share capital of, or otherwise to pay money to, the company; or


(c) imposes or increases restrictions on the right to transfer the shares already held by the member, unless the modification is made:


(i) in connection with the company's change from a public company to a proprietary company under Part 2B.7; or

(ii) to insert proportional takeover approval provisions into the company's constitution.


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