Corporations Act 2001


Note: This Chapter applies to a CCIV in a modified form: see Division 4 of Part 8B.7 .


Division 2 - Definitions  


761F(1)   [ Application to partnership]  

This Chapter applies to a partnership as if the partnership were a person, but it applies with the following changes:

(a) obligations that would be imposed on the partnership are imposed instead on each partner, but may be discharged by any of the partners;

(b) any contravention of a provision of this Chapter, or a provision of this Act that relates to a requirement in a provision of this Chapter, that would otherwise be a contravention by the partnership is taken (whether for the purposes of criminal or civil liability) to have been a contravention by each partner who:

(i) aided, abetted, counselled or procured the relevant act or omission; or

(ii) was in any way knowingly concerned in, or party to, the relevant act or omission (whether directly or indirectly and whether by any act or omission of the partner).

761F(2)   [ Effect of change in partners]  

For the purposes of this Chapter, a change in the composition of a partnership does not affect the continuity of the partnership.

761F(3)   [ Limitation]  

Subsections (1) and (2) have effect subject to:

(a) an express or implied contrary intention in a provision or provisions of this Chapter; and

(b) the regulations, which may exclude or modify the effect of those subsections in relation to specified provisions.


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