Corporations Act 2001
A person ' s resignation as a director of a company takes effect on:
(a) if, within 28 days after the day the person stopped being a director of the company, ASIC is notified of that fact under subsection 205A(1) or 205B(5) - the day the person stopped being a director of the company; or
(b) in any other case - the day written notice is lodged with ASIC stating that the person has stopped being a director of the company.
Note 1: A director includes a person appointed to the position of alternate director, see the definition of director in section 9 .
Note 2: For the application of this section, see Part 10.37 .203AA(2)
(a) because of paragraph (1)(b), the person ' s resignation takes effect on a day that is not the day the person stopped being a director of the company; and
(b) the person or the company applies to ASIC or the Court for it to fix, as the day the person ' s resignation takes effect, the day (the resignation day ) that the person stopped being a director of the company; and
(c) the application is made in accordance with subsection (5); and
(d) the applicant satisfies ASIC or the Court that the person stopped being a director of the company on the resignation day;
ASIC or the Court may fix the resignation day as the day the person ' s resignation takes effect.203AA(3)
The Court must not fix the resignation day as the day the person ' s resignation takes effect unless it is satisfied that it is just and equitable to do so. 203AA(4)
ASIC must not fix the resignation day as the day the person ' s resignation takes effect unless it has had regard to:
(a) any conduct, act, omission or representation of the applicant in relation to notifying ASIC of the resignation; and
(b) the reasons for any delay in notifying ASIC of the resignation. Application to ASIC or the Court 203AA(5)
For the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), the application:
(a) if made to ASIC - must:
(i) be made within 56 days after the day the person stopped being a director of the company; and
(ii) be lodged in the prescribed form; or
(b) if made to the Court - must be made within either:
(i) 12 months after the day the person stopped being a director of the company; or
Notification to ASIC 203AA(6)
(ii) such longer period as the Court allows.
If the Court fixes the resignation day as the day the person ' s resignation takes effect, the applicant must, within 2 business days after the Court fixes the resignation day, lodge with ASIC a copy of the order made by the Court that fixes the day. 203AA(7)
An offence based on subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .Company must be left with at least 1 director 203AA(8)
This section has effect subject to section 203AB .
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