Regulating entities

This section relates to the laws on how entities, including companies, incorporated societies, building societies and limited partnerships, are created, administered and wound up.

In this section

Incorporated Societies Act 2022

This page sets out background information on the review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and the enactment of the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

Our work with the PCO

We are working with the Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) to revise Acts and make them more accessible, readable and easier to understand.

Financial Reporting Act 2013

A review of the financial reporting framework led to the Financial Reporting Act 2013 which sets reporting requirements for businesses and registered charities.

Insolvency Review Working Group

The Insolvency Review Working Group was a panel of experts set up in November 2015 to examine aspects of corporate insolvency law.

Supporting the integrity of the corporate governance system

The corporate governance system provides the legal infrastructure for the operation of businesses, not-for-profit entities and civil society organisations.

Changes to the Takeovers Code

The Takeovers Code aims to ensure transparency and equitable processes for control-change transactions in the shares of companies it covers.

Historic reform of corporate law

This section covers historic reform of legislation supporting the integrity of the corporate system.

Mandatory climate-related disclosures

The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 makes climate-related disclosures mandatory for some organisations. The requirement will apply to large publicly listed companies and large insurers, banks, non-bank deposit takers and investment managers.

Update to the Business Payment Practices Act 2023

The Minister for Small Business and Manufacturing, Hon Andrew Bayly, announced on 22 February 2024 the Government’s intention to repeal the Business Payment Practices Act 2023.