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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 554C

Conversion into Australian currency of foreign currency debts or claims

             (1)  This section applies if the amount of a debt or claim admissible to proof against a company would, apart from this section, be an amount of foreign currency.

             (2)  If the company and the creditor or claimant have, in an instrument created before the relevant date, agreed on a method to be applied for the purpose of converting the company's liability in respect of the debt or claim into Australian currency, the amount of the debt or claim that is admissible to proof is the equivalent in Australian currency of the amount of foreign currency, worked out as at the relevant date and in accordance with the agreed method.

             (3)  If subsection (2) does not apply, the amount of the debt or claim that is admissible to proof is the equivalent in Australian currency of the amount of foreign currency, worked out by reference to the opening carded on demand airmail buying rate in relation to the foreign currency available at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the relevant date.



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