CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 10 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS  

PART 10.2 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FINANCIAL SERVICES REFORM ACT 2001  

Division 1 - Transitional provisions relating to the phasing-in of the new financial services regime  

Subdivision C - Treatment of existing clearing and settlement facilities  

SECTION 1424   TREATMENT OF PROPOSED CLEARING AND SETTLEMENT FACILITIES THAT HAVE NOT STARTED TO OPERATE BY THE FSR COMMENCEMENT  

1424(1)   [ Application]  

This section applies in relation to any proposed clearing and settlement facilities identified in, or in accordance with, regulations made for the purposes of this subsection. For this purpose, a proposed clearing and settlement facility is a clearing and settlement facility that a person has, before the FSR commencement, indicated an intention that they propose to operate.

1424(2)   [ Application of Subdivision]  

This Subdivision applies in relation to a proposed clearing and settlement facility to which this section applies subject to the following paragraphs:


(a) subject to paragraphs (b), (c) and (d), this Subdivision applies in relation to the proposed facility as if the facility, as proposed to be operated, were in fact being operated immediately before the FSR commencement;


(b) if, taking account of the effect of paragraph (a), section 1425 applies in relation to the proposed facility, that section applies in relation to the proposed facility:


(i) as if the Minister's obligation to grant a licence, and impose conditions, under subsection 1425(2) in relation to the proposed facility does not arise unless and until the facility operator lodges with ASIC a notice in relation to the facility under subsection (3) of this section, and does not arise at all if no such notice is given to ASIC by the end of 6 months after the FSR commencement; and

(ii) as if subsection 1425(3) provided for a licence so granted under subsection 1425(2) in relation to the facility, and the conditions subject to which it is granted, to be taken to have had effect from the day (the start day ) specified in the subsection (3) notice as the day on which the facility started to operate; and

(iii) as if subsection 1425(6) were omitted; and

(iv) as if the references in subsection 1425(8) to the FSR commencement were instead references to the start day;


(c) if:


(i) taking account of the effect of paragraph (a), section 1429 applies to the proposed facility; and

(ii) the facility operator does not lodge with ASIC a notice in relation to the facility under subsection (3) of this section by the end of 6 months after the FSR commencement;
that section ceases to apply in relation to the proposed facility at the end of that period;


(d) if a provision of this Subdivision provides for a provision of the old Corporations Act to continue to apply in relation to the proposed facility, then (without limiting the generality of subsection 1410(3)), while the proposed facility remains non-operational, the provision of the old Corporations Act only applies in relation to the proposed facility to the extent (if any) to which it would, disregarding the effect of paragraph (a), apply in relation to the proposed facility.

1424(3)   [ Notice of commencement during first six months]  

If a proposed clearing and settlement facility to which this section applies starts to operate on a day during the period of 6 months starting on the FSR commencement, the operator must, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 7 days, lodge with ASIC written notice of the fact that the facility started to operate on that day.

Note: Failure to comply with this subsection is an offence (see subsection 1311(1)).

1424(4)   [ ASIC must give Minister notice]  

ASIC must, within a reasonable time, give the Minister a notice it receives under subsection (3).


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