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The CATSI Act has similarities with the Corporations Act (Cth), which governs the operation of companies in Australia, but has been. Items 45 – 62 Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act Authoritative Version. – CC; In force – Latest Version; View Series. Key issues Technical Review of CATSI Act Brief summary of proposed changes published by ORIC – this does not address any specific.

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The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Minute of meetings [ pdfkB].

This fact sheet provides a summary of what’s usually in a rule book and provides a list of provisions from the CATSI Act that deal with the internal governance of corporations.

Corporations will also be allowed to make some low-value transactions to related third parties. List of internal governance rules Becoming a corporation member A3 spread [ pdf1.

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Registrar to register Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation as a small, medium or large corporation Start a corporation Find out about registration options and what to do to register a corporation. Run a corporation Understand what the corporation is there for, what it is able to do and how it is to be managed.

Update from ORIC on CATSI Act amendments | HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Dispute resolution – A4 pages [ pdfkB]. ORIC is currently preparing a consultation paper on these reforms. Corporation may have common seal ORIC is holding consultation sessions throughout Australia on the proposed reforms. Registrar to decide application For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law. In order to reduce the administrative burden on small corporations, reporting responsibilities for small corporations are less complex than those of larger ones.


Usually when a special administrator is appointed the elected directors will step down. The level of reporting required ; What records must be kept by PBCs ; Duties of directors and managers ; Member rights ; and the role of the Registrar and special administration. A corporation’s rule book A4 xct pages [ pdfkB] A corporation’s rule book A3 spreads [ pdf acr, kB]. Matters to accompany application More information is needed about what these proposed changes will look like.

Age of members requirement General report Financial report Audit report. Meet our Native Title and Cultural Heritage team. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. Dispute resolution Poorly handled disputes can significantly affect a corporation, its members and everyday business.

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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes. PBCs have obligations under the CATSI Act to maintain a register of members; conduct annual general and special meetings; maintain financial accounts and records; and lodge documents with the Registrar. Resources Free templates, model rules, checklist and publications. Where a corporation is experiencing difficulties, the Registrar may intervene to support and restore it to operational order, or restructure it to enable it to better meet its aims, objectives and obligations to its members see Special Administration below.

The rule book has three parts: For example section 2 of the Act states that applications for membership of a corporation must be in writing. These duties are consistent with the duties under common law and in the Corporations Act The Registrar may refuse to register rule books that are not fit for purpose.

Medium and large size corporations will be required to report details regarding datsi personnel, including salaries and work history. General report Financial report Audit report Directors’ report.


The CATSI Act and the Corporations Act—some differences

It is proposed to make it easier for corporations to create subsidiaries and set up business structures. Resources Free templates, model rules, checklist and publications. Prime Minister and Cabinet Incorporated Amendments.

Related topics Read more about starting a corporation. Related party financial benefits A4 single page [ pdfkB] Related party financial benefits A3 spread [ pdfkB].

The register contains key information including carsi information and copies of public documents such as PBC constitutions ORIC website.

This table will help you learn more about which laws might suit your organisation best. Civil consequences of contravening civil penalty provisions 6. It includes guidance on:. For example, setting out the detail of corporation reports. General report Financial report Audit report Directors’ report Adapted from CATSI corporation size and reporting fact sheet Special Administration If a PBC is catei compliant with the CATSI Act or is experiencing financial or governance issues that may impact upon its capacity to meet its obligations to its members and native title holders, under the special administration provisions in the CATSI Act the Registrar may appoint a special administrator to safeguard the corporation for a specified period of time.

Corporation size and reporting Published: This is a replaceable rule which a corporation is permitted to change. The CATSI Act has similarities with the Corporations Act Cthwhich governs the operation of companies in Australia, but has been created with the particular needs of Indigneous corporations in mind.