CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTORY  

PART 1.1 - PRELIMINARY  

SECTION 5   GENERAL TERRITORIAL APPLICATION OF ACT  

5(1)   Geographical coverage of " this jurisdiction " .  

Section 9 defines this jurisdiction as the area that includes:


(a) each referring State (including its coastal sea); and


(b) the Capital Territory (including the coastal sea of the Jervis Bay Territory); and


(c) the Northern Territory (including its coastal sea); and


(d) also, for the purposes of the application of a provision of Chapter 7 or an associated provision (see subsection (10)) - any external Territory in which the provision applies because of subsection (9) (but only to the extent provided for in that subsection).

5(2)   [ " this jurisdiction " ]  

Throughout this Act, this jurisdiction therefore consists of:


(a) either:


(i) the whole of Australia (if all the States are referring States); or

(ii) Australia (other than any State that is not a referring State) if one or more States are not referring States; and


(b) also, when used in or in relation to a provision of Chapter 7 or an associated provision (see subsection (10)) - any external Territory in which the provision applies because of subsection (9) (but only to the extent provided for in that subsection).

5(3)   Operation in this jurisdiction.  

Each provision of this Act applies in this jurisdiction.

5(4)   Operation outside this jurisdiction.  

Subject to subsection (8), each provision of this Act also applies, according to its tenor, in relation to acts and omissions outside this jurisdiction.

5(5)  
(Repealed by No 122 of 2001, s 3, Sch 1, Pt 2 [ 140] (effective 11 March 2002).)

5(6)  
(Repealed by No 122 of 2001, s 3, Sch 1, Pt 2 [ 140] (effective 11 March 2002).)

5(7)   Residence, place of formation etc.  

Each provision of this Act applies according to its tenor to:


(a) natural persons whether:


(i) resident in this jurisdiction or not; and

(ii) resident in Australia or not; and

(iii) Australian citizens or not; and


(b) all bodies corporate and unincorporated bodies whether:


(i) formed or carrying on business in this jurisdiction or not; and

(ii) formed or carrying on business in Australia or not.

Note: Paragraph (b) - many of the provisions in this Act apply only in relation to companies (that is, to companies that are registered under this Act).

5(8)   Operation in non-referring States.  

This Act does not apply to an act or omission in a State that is not a referring State to the extent to which that application would be beyond the legislative powers of the Parliament (including powers it has under paragraphs 51(xxxvii) and (xxxix) of the Constitution).

5(9)   Expanded application of provisions of Chapter 7 and associated provisions.  

The regulations may provide that, in specified circumstances, a specified external Territory is included in this jurisdiction for the purposes of a specified provision of Chapter 7 (the applicable provision ). If the regulations do so:


(a) the applicable provision applies in that external Territory in those circumstances; and


(b) the associated provisions (see subsection (10)) in relation to the applicable provision apply in that external Territory in relation to the applicable provision as so applying.

5(10)   Meaning of associated provisions .  

For the purposes of this section, the associated provisions in relation to a provision of Chapter 7 are:


(a) the provisions of Chapters 1 , 9 (including the provisions of Division 2 of Part 9.4 that create offences and of Part 9.4B that allow for pecuniary penalty orders) and 10 as they apply or have effect in relation to, or for the purposes of, the provision; and


(b) any regulations or other instruments (including any that create offences or allow for pecuniary penalty orders) made under this Act for the purposes of any of the provisions covered by paragraph (a); and


(c) if regulations made for the purposes of subsection (9) have been made in relation to the provision - any other provisions of this Act, or any regulations or other instruments made under this Act (including any that create offences or allow for pecuniary penalty orders), specified in those regulations.


 

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