Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) Local Regulations 2015


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Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) Local Regulations 2015

I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, make the following regulations under section 15 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) Act 2015 .

4 August 2015

C. WARNER

Governor

By His Excellency's Command,

MICHAEL DARREL JOSEPH FERGUSON

Acting for and on Behalf of the Minister for Justice

PART 1 - Preliminary

1.   Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) Local Regulations 2015 .

2.   Commencement

These regulations take effect on 1 September 2015.

3.   Interpretation

(1)  In these regulations –
Act means the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) Act 2015 .
(2)  Terms used in these regulations and the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) have the same meaning in these regulations as they have in the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania).
PART 2 - Prescription of Matters for the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) and Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania)

4.   Unsuitable names for co-operatives

For the purposes of section 220(5) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) and regulation 3.7 of the Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania), a name is otherwise unsuitable if the Registrar is satisfied that it is likely to mislead.

5.   Exemption from restriction on corporations registering name including word co-operative or similar words

For the purposes of section 220(7) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), a corporation is exempt from section 220(4) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) if the corporation is –
(a) a company that is permitted to use the expression building society, credit union or credit society under section 66 of the Banking Act 1959 of the Commonwealth; or
(b) a company that is a friendly society for the purposes of the Life Insurance Act 1995 of the Commonwealth.

6.   Exemption from restriction on use of word co-operative or similar words

For the purposes of section 225(2) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), a person is exempt from section 225(1) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) if the person is –
(a) a company that is permitted to use the expression building society, credit union or credit society under section 66 of the Banking Act 1959 of the Commonwealth; or
(b) a company that is a friendly society for the purposes of the Life Insurance Act 1995 of the Commonwealth.

7.   Application for transfer

For the purposes of section 403(b) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), the following are prescribed –
(a) the Associations Incorporation Act 1964 ; or
(b) the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 of the Commonwealth; or
(c) any legislation of the Commonwealth that provides for the incorporation of a building society, credit union or friendly society.

8.   Procedures regarding giving of exemptions

For the purposes of section 621 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), an application for an exemption must be made –
(a) in writing; and
(b) within a reasonable time before the event, or the occurrence of the matter, for which the exemption is sought.
PART 3 - Fees

9.   Prescribed fees

The fees specified in Schedule 1 are prescribed as the fees that are payable under the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) for the matters to which they respectively relate.
PART 4 - Miscellaneous

10.   Co-operatives may continue to operate under old rules

(1)  Subject to subregulation (2) , a co-operative may continue to operate under the rules applying to the co-operative that were in force immediately before the commencement of the Act (the old rules).
(2)  While a co-operative is operating under the old rules –
(a) if there is any inconsistency between a provision of the old rules and a provision of the Act, the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), the Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania) or these regulations, the provision of the Act, the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), the Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania) or these regulations, respectively, prevails; and
(b) if there is any reference in the old rules to a requirement contained in the Cooperatives Act 1999 or the Cooperatives Regulations 2010 (the former requirement), that reference is to be read as a reference to the requirement, contained in the Act, the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania), the Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania), or these regulations, respectively, that substantially corresponds to the former requirement; and
(c) any reference in the old rules to –
(i) a co-operative being a trading co-operative, is to be read as a reference to the co-operative being a distributing co-operative; and
(ii) a co-operative being a non-trading co-operative, is to be read as a reference to the co-operative being a non-distributing co-operative.
SCHEDULE 1 - Prescribed Fees

Regulation 9

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Provision of Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

Description

Fee Units

1. 

Section 23(1)(a)

Submission of draft rules to the Registrar before the formation meeting

46

2. 

Section 23(1)(b)

Submission of a draft formation disclosure statement to the Registrar

165

3. 

Section 26(1)(b)(ii)

Application for registration of a proposed co-operative

18

4. 

Section 31(b)(ii)

Application for registration of existing corporation

18

5. 

Section 37(b)(ii)

Issue of duplicate certificate of registration

18

6. 

Section 60

Application to the Registrar for an amendment of rules requiring prior approval of the Registrar

46

7. 

Section 63(2)

Application for registration of an amendment of the rules

18

8. 

Section 63(4)

Application for certificate of rule change

18

9. 

Section 71

Application for exemption from disclosure statement requirements for distributing co-operatives

46

10. 

Section 82(3)(a)

Application to register a disclosure statement to accompany a proposal to require a member to take up or subscribe for additional shares

165

11. 

Section 119(4)

Application to extend the period during which a co-operative can carry on business with fewer than the minimum number of members

165

12. 

Section 152(3)

Application to determine a member's eligibility to vote

165

13. 

Section 171

Application for exemption from provisions relating to the entitlements of former members of distributing co-operatives

165

14. 

Section 213(1)(d)

Application to keep the co-operative's register at a location approved by the Registrar

46

15. 

Section 221(1)

Application to omit the word Limited or the abbreviation Ltd from the name of a co-operative

92

16. 

Section 222(e)

Application to use an abbreviation or elaboration of the name of a co-operative

46

17. 

Section 224

Application to change the name of a co-operative

165

18. 

Section 233(2)

Application for a review by the Registrar of a member's right to vote

165

19. 

Section 243(2)(c)(ii)

Filing fee for registration of each special resolution

46

20. 

Section 244(3)

Application for a certificate of registration of a special resolution

18

21. 

Section 248(3)

Application for the approval of a disclosure statement for the purpose of a special postal ballot

165

22. 

Section 289

Lodgement of annual report by large co-operative

165

23. 

Section 293

Lodgement of annual return by small co-operative

46

24. 

Section 316

Application for an exemption relating to an individual co-operative

165

25. 

Section 317

Application for exemption of certain persons (in respect of a class of co-operatives) from all or specified requirements of target provisions

165

26. 

Section 319

Application for an exemption relating to non-auditors and former members of audit firms or companies

165

27. 

Section 320(1)

Application for exemption of certain persons (in respect of a class of audit firms or audit companies) from all or specified requirements of target provisions

165

28. 

Section 322

Application for an exemption from the Co-operatives National Regulations (Tasmania)

165

29. 

Section 337

Lodgement of disclosure documents for issue of debentures required for the purposes of the Corporations application legislation applied by section 337 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

1300

30. 

Section 337

Application for exemption from or modification of disclosure provisions under Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act 2001 as applied by section 337 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

680

31. 

Section 338(3)

Application for the approval of a disclosure statement concerning the issue of debentures

165

32. 

Section 343(3)(a)

Application to the Registrar for approval of a disclosure statement concerning a compulsory loan by members to a co-operative

165

33. 

Section 343(10)

Application to the Registrar for an exemption from section 343 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

165

34. 

Section 350

Application to the Registrar for approval of the issue of Co-operative Capital Units

165

35. 

Section 359(3)

Application to the Registrar for an exemption from provisions concerning the acquisition and disposal of assets of the co-operative

165

36. 

Section 363(2)

Application for an exemption from provisions concerning the maximum permissible level of share interest

174

37. 

Section 372

Application for an exemption from the operation of Division 1 of Part 3.5 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

165

38. 

Section 374(1)(b)

Application for an approval of share offers to which Division 2 of Part 3.5 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania) applies

1300

39. 

Section 376(5)

Application to the Registrar to extend the time permitted for the Board to consider a share offer of the kind specified in section 373(1) of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

165

40. 

Section 380

Application for an exemption from the operation of Division 2 of Part 3.5 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

680

41. 

Section 396(2)

Application to the Registrar for consent to the procedure for a proposed merger or transfer of engagements

46

42. 

Section 397(2)

Application for approval of a disclosure statement concerning a proposed merger or transfer of engagements

165

43. 

Section 397(4)

Application for an exemption from the requirement for a disclosure statement concerning a proposed merger or transfer of engagements

165

44. 

Section 398(1)

Application for the approval of a merger or transfer of engagements

46

45. 

Section 404(4)

Application for an exemption from the requirements that must be met before an application can be made for a transfer of incorporation

165

46. 

Section 416(1)(a)

Application to the Registrar for permission for a shorter notice period to the Registrar of the hearing of an application for a binding compromise or arrangement

18

47. 

Section 418(1)(f)

Application for an exemption from the prohibition on an officer or promoter of a co-operative or related corporation being appointed to administer a compromise or arrangement

165

48. 

Section 424(1)(b)

Application to the Registrar for a statement that the Registrar has no objection to a compromise or arrangement

165

49. 

Section 425(4)

Filing with the Registrar of an office copy of an order made by the Supreme Court under section 425 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

18

50. 

Section 428(1)

Application for the approval of an explanatory statement

680

51. 

Section 445(3)

Application for an exemption from compliance with the restrictions placed on voluntary winding-up

165

52. 

Section 453

Application to the Registrar to exercise powers under Corporations application legislation relating to deregistered co-operatives as applied under section 453 of the Co-operatives National Law (Tasmania)

165

53. 

Section 476(2)(a)

Application to the Registrar for consent to a proposed procedure for approving a merger, or transfer of engagements, involving a participating co-operative

46

54. 

Section 477(2)

Application for approval of a disclosure statement concerning a merger, or transfer of engagements, involving a participating co-operative

165

55. 

Section 477(4)

Application for an exemption from the requirement for a disclosure statement for a merger, or transfer of engagements, involving a participating co-operative

165

56. 

Section 478(1)

Application for approval of a merger, or transfer of engagements, involving a participating co-operative

165

57. 

Section 531(1)(a)

Application to the Registrar to call a special meeting

165

58. 

Section 531(1)(b)

Application to the Registrar to hold, or appoint an inspector to hold, an inquiry

310

59. 

Section 588

Application to the Registrar for certificate evidence

46

60. 

Section 601(1)(a)

Inspection of register of co-operatives

18

61. 

Section 601(1)(b)

Inspection of document kept by Registrar

18

62. 

Section 601(1)(c)

Obtaining extract from register of co-operatives

18

63. 

Section 601(1)(d)

Obtaining certified copy of document kept by Registrar

18

64. 

Section 601(1)(e)

Obtaining copy of document kept by Registrar

18

65. 

Section 609(1)

Application to the Registrar to grant an extension or shortening of time limits

46

66. 

Section 611(2)(c)(iii)

Application for permission from the Registrar to allow a co-operative to effect service to a member by publishing a notice in a relevant newspaper

46

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 12 August 2015

These regulations are administered in the Department of Justice.