The ALRC has undertaken qualitative and quantitative analysis of a range of legislative sources, including Commonwealth statutes, and legislative and administrative instruments, and equivalent sources in other jurisdictions.
Interim Report B Data
- Corporations Act 2001 offences and penalties — Point in time: This spreadsheet includes data on offences and civil penalties in the Corporations Act 2001 at five points in time between 2002 and 2022. The data methodology for Interim Report B is available as an additional resource to that Interim Report. The methodology explains how this spreadsheet was created and the scope of the data collection.
- Modifications of Corporations Act offence and penalty provisions: This spreadsheet identifies offences in the Corporations Act 2001 that have been notionally amended.
The Commonwealth Statute book and Inquiry Legislation
Download Commonwealth Acts – Principal in force (30 June 2021).xlsx
Download Commonwealth Acts – as-made (30 June 2021).xlsx
Download Historical Legislative Data – Important Inquiry Legislation (30 June 2021).xlsx
Download Commonwealth Legislative data (Historical and Commonwealth Acts) – Data Dictionary.pdf
Corporations Act and Regulations — provision-level analysis
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 05 Apr 2021 – C2021C00214.xlsx
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 5 March 2017 – C2017C00129.xlsx
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 20 March 2012 – C2012C00447.xlsx
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 1 March 2007 – C2007C00201.xlsx
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 11 Mar 2002 – C2004C03060.xlsx
Download Corporations Act 2001 – 28 Jun 2001 – C2004A00818.xlsx
Download Corporations Regulations 2001 – 01 May 2021 – F2021C00451.xlsx
Download Commonwealth provision-level data – Data Dictionary.pdf
Amendments to the Corporations Act
Definitions in the Corporations Act
Commonwealth legislative and administrative instruments
Qualitative analysis of ASIC-made legislative instruments
The ALRC undertook qualitative analysis to capture data in relation to the volume, purpose and effect of ASIC Legislative Instruments and Class Orders, including:
- the number of in-force ASIC Legislative Instruments and Class Orders (at a point in time);
- the primary purpose of each instrument;
- who is affected by each instrument; and
- the mechanical effect of each instrument on primary and delegated legislation, including the nature and application of any notional amendments.
This work builds on previous analysis undertaken by the ALRC to identify the cited sources of legislative authority for all ASIC legislative instruments that were listed as ‘currently in operation’ on the ASIC website as at 10 July 2020.
The spreadsheet produced by the ALRC provides summary information in relation to ASIC legislative instruments (or class orders) listed as ‘in force’ on the Federal Register of Legislation (‘FRL’) as at 30 June 2021.
The information in the spreadsheet can be filtered to facilitate analysis of legislative instruments authorised by particular statutory provisions, or to sort instruments on the basis of their purpose or effect.
For further information in relation to the nature and scope of the analysis undertaken, refer to the ‘Explanatory Notes’ tab in the spreadsheet.
Quantitative analysis of legislative instruments
Download ASIC-made legislative instruments (Quantitative).xlsx
Download Non-ASIC Corporations Act legislative instruments (Quantitative).xlsx
Download Legislative Instruments (Quantitative) – Data Dictionary.pdf