Handling corporate information

Continuous disclosure

The continuous disclosure obligations in the Corporations Act 2001 are fundamental to maintaining the integrity of the market by ensuring transparency and equal access to information.

Listed companies must disclose material price sensitive information on a timely basis and comply with listing rules of the relevant market.

ASIC can issue infringement notices for breaches of these obligations.

Handling of confidential information

Listed companies must take responsibility for the management of their confidential information.  Poor practices in relation to the handling of confidential price sensitive information can negatively affect market integrity, reputation, jeopardise the success of a transaction and may lead to ASIC action.

What's new

ASIC to further extend financial reporting deadlines for listed and unlisted entities and amends ‘no action’ position for AGMs

13 May 2020

ASIC will extend the deadline for both listed and unlisted entities to lodge financial reports under Chapters 2M and 7 of the Corporations Act by one month for certain balance dates up to and including 7 July 2020 balance dates.

Reminders on director trading during COVID-19

7 May 2020

Considerations for directors (including directors of the responsible entity of a listed managed investment scheme) regarding the acquisition and disposal of securities and other financial products issued by their listed entity.

ASIC guidelines for investor meetings using virtual technology

6 May 2020

On 6 May 2020, temporary modifications to the Corporations Act under the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Determination) took effect. Read more.

Directors duties in the context of COVID-19

20 April 2020

The current evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19 present many challenges to companies, boards, management and their stakeholders. Read this article by Commissioner John Price.

Details of changes to ASIC regulatory work and priorities in light of COVID-19

14 April 2020

ASIC’s Close and Continuous Monitoring program has been suspended. However, ASIC will continue to monitor firms remotely, including through close working and information sharing arrangements with APRA.

Last updated: 19/12/2019 08:47