Since 1 July 2002 we have increased the number of prosecutions of people and companies for a variety of alleged breaches of the Corporations Act. Our reasons for doing this include:
improving the quality of information available to the public, shareholders and members or officers of Australian companies
assisting external administrators to address ongoing misconduct by company officers
discouraging the misuse of ASIC's public database and
preventing disqualified directors from managing companies.
For example, we are prosecuting:
people who are alleged to have continued to act as an officer of a company after a liquidator is appointed
company officers who allegedly failed to assist insolvency practitioners to administer a failed company by not providing a report as to the affairs of the company, company books and records and assistance when requested
company officers themselves and their companies for allegedly failing to update ASIC registers with the addresses of their companies and company officers
people who are alleged to have used company titles when no such company was registered by ASIC.
For people prosecuted between 1 July 2002 and 1 July 2005 Download and search this list (PDF file 253 KB).
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What to do if you have a complaint about a company, director or a business claiming to be a company