Corporations Act 2001


Note: See section 600K .


Division 60 - Remuneration and other benefits received by external administrators  

Subdivision B - Remuneration of external administrators - general rules  

CLAUSE 60-15   MAXIMUM DEFAULT AMOUNT   Maximum default amount

The maximum default amount for an external administrator of a company is an amount (exclusive of GST) worked out as follows:

(a) if the external administrator is appointed in relation to the external administration of the company during the financial year beginning on 1 July 2016 - $5,000;

(b) if the external administrator is appointed in relation to the external administration of the company during a financial year beginning on or after 1 July 2017 - the greater of:

(i) the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the financial year (worked out under subsections (3) and (4)) by the maximum default amount for an external administrator appointed during the previous financial year; and

(ii) the amount (if any) prescribed for the purposes of this subparagraph.

Amounts worked out under subsection (1) must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding 50 cents upwards). Indexation factor

Subject to subsection (4), the indexation factor for a financial year is the number worked out by dividing the index number for the March quarter immediately preceding that financial year by the index number for the March quarter immediately preceding that first-mentioned March quarter.

If an indexation factor worked out under subsection (3) would be less than 1, the indexation factor is to be increased to 1. Changes to CPI index reference period and publication of substituted index numbers

In working out the indexation factor:

(a) use only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period for the Consumer Price Index; and

(b) disregard index numbers published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period). Definition - index number

In this section:

index number
, in relation to a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number, being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities, published by the Australian Statistician in respect of that quarter.


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