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What is a Public Officer?

The rule that a company must have a public officer doesn’t come from the main company law, which is the Corporations Act 2001. Instead, it’s a tax rule. According to Section 252 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, every company that does business in Australia or makes money from property in Australia needs to have a public officer. This public officer represents the company for all tax-related matters. The company itself, or someone with the proper authority from the company, must appoint this public officer.