Corporations Act 2001
If the bidder and their associates have relevant interests in at least 90% of the securities (by number) in the bid class at the end of the offer period, the bidder must offer to buy out the remaining holders of bid class securities in accordance with sections 662B and 662C.662A(1A) [ Strict liability offence]
An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
(a) if the takeover bid was not subject to a defeating condition - after the end of the offer period; or
(b) if the takeover bid was subject to a defeating condition - after the notice whether the bid is free from a defeating condition or not is given under subsection 630(3).