Corporations Act 2001
Subject to this section, public document , in relation to a body, means:
(a) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed, issued or published by or on behalf of, the body that:
(i) when signed, issued or published, is intended to be lodged or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged; or
(ii) is signed, issued or published under or for the purposes of this Act, the ASIC Act or any other Australian law; or
(b) an instrument of, or purporting to be signed or issued by or on behalf of, the body that is signed or issued in the course of, or for the purposes of, a particular transaction or dealing; or
(c) without limiting paragraph (a) or (b), a business letter, statement of account, invoice, receipt, order for goods, order for services or official notice of, or purporting to be signed or issued by or on behalf of, the body.
[ CCH Note: S 88A(1) will be amended by No 69 of 2020, s 3, Sch 1 [ 378], by substituting " lodged, or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged, with ASIC or the Registrar " for " lodged or is required by or under this Act or the ASIC Act to be lodged " in para (a)(i) (effective 22 June 2022 or a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation).]
A thing is not a public document of a body if it:
(a) is applied, or is intended or required to be applied:
(i) to goods; or
(ii) to a package, label, reel or thing in or with which goods are, or are to be, supplied; and
(b) is so applied, or is intended or required to be so applied, for a purpose connected with the supply of the goods. 88A(3)
In subsection (2):
(a) a covering, stopper, glass, bottle, vessel, box, capsule, case, frame or wrapper; or
(b) any other container or thing in which goods are, or are to be, packed.
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