The Registries Integrity and Enforcement Team (RIET) are part of the Companies Office. Its role is to ensure the integrity of the registers that are administered by the Companies Office, by proactively monitoring their use. RIET primarily acts by seeking compliance or preventing misuse but, where appropriate, it prosecutes offences on behalf of the Registrar of Companies – Mandy McDonald.
Companies Office enforcement guidelines dated 1 July 2013 can be located at:
An example of non-compliance is the case of a company director(s) who persistently fail to ensure company Annual Returns are filed on time. Non-compliance can lead to prosecution and/or a company being struck off the Register of Companies by the Registrar. [Read more...]