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WA directors convicted for failing director ID requirements


Two Western Australian directors have been convicted in the Perth Magistrates Court and fined $5,000 for failing to obtain director ID numbers.

By Miranda Brownlee 9 minute read

Two directors based in Western Australia have been convicted ex-parte on 3 May 2024 of contravening section 1272C(2) of the Corporations Act 2001.

One was a director of Global Material Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, Alex Henry Holdings Pty Ltd, Duke Shipping Containers Pty Ltd and AII Australia Pty Ltd. The other was a director of LDM (WA) Pty Ltd and LDM Corporate Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Magistrate Crawford SM remarked that the new Director ID scheme had been enacted for a proper public purpose and considerable efforts had been made by relevant government agencies to bring the attention of the accused to the scheme and obtain compliance.

Both directors were fined $5,000 plus costs.

The maximum penalty for an offence against section 1272C(1) of the Act is 60 penalty units, being a fine of $18,780.

The two directors have until 31 May 2024 to apply to have their convictions set aside.

This follows similar regulatory action undertaken against a director in NSW in March who failed to comply with the obligation to have a director identification number.

The director appeared before the Downing Centre Local Court in March and was formally charged with one count of contravening section 1272C(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 by failing to have a director ID.

ASIC reminded directors that all directors are required by law to verify their identity with Australian Business Registry Services before receiving a director ID.

From 5 April 2022, all individuals intending to become directors must apply before being appointed.

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Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee


Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.

Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates.
Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.

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