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NEWS STORIES, MEDIA RELEASES AND ARTICLES last updated 19/10/2017

MY LATEST BLOG: "Combatting illegal phoenixing - consultation paper - 28 September 2017"  (28/9/2017)

CHECKLISTS, DOCUMENTS AND TOOLS FOR CORPORATE INSOLVENCY (created by IRC)   last updated 4/4/2017

INFORMATION SHEETS (CORPORATE INSOLVENCY) BY ARITA last updated 5/9/2017


COURT JUDGMENTS

COURT JUDGMENTS IN CORPORATE INSOLVENCY last updated 3/10/2017

COURT JUDGMENTS IN PERSONAL INSOLVENCY last updated 30/5/2017


CORPORATE REGULATOR (ASIC)

REPORTS AND STATISTICS FROM ASIC last updated 22/8/2017

STATUTORY FORMS - CORPORATIONS  last updated 20/9/2017

ASIC INFORMATION SHEETS AND FLOWCHARTS  last updated 6/9/2017

""ASIC CORPORATE INSOLVENCY UPDATE"  last updated 3/10/2017 (Issue 4)

OFFICIAL REGULATORY GUIDES ISSUED BY ASIC  last updated 1/4/2017


BANKRUPTCY REGULATOR (AFSA)

NEW PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR TRUSTEES IN BANKRUPTCY  issued by AFSA 1/3/2017

OFFICIAL RECEIVER PRACTICE STATEMENTS  issued and updated by AFSA between Feb 2007 and April 2017

BANKRUPTCY REGISTER SEARCH - ACCESS TO THE NATIONAL PERSONAL INSOLVENCY INDEX


LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION - CORPORATIONS   last updated 28/8/2017

LEGISLATION - PERSONAL INSOLVENCY (INCLUDING BANKRUPTCY)  last updated 6/9/2017


CODES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

CODE OF AUSTRALIAN RECONSTRUCTURING INSOLVENCY AND TURNAROUND ASSOCIATION (ARITA) 

ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL & ETHICAL STANDARD (APES) 330 - INSOLVENCY SERVICES  revised September 2014


AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE

TAX OFFICE INFORMATION FOR INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS 

SELECTED PRACTICE STATEMENTS, DETERMINATIONS, ETC., FROM THE ATO LEGAL DATABASE   last updated 3 October 2017


IMPORTANT EXTERNAL LINKS

PUBLISHED CORPORATE INSOLVENCY NOTICES (at ASIC) 

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY (AFSA) (Bankruptcy) 

FAIR ENTITLEMENTS GUARANTEE (FEG) (Dept of Employment) 

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES REGISTER (PPSR) (General)

PPSR PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES (at AFSA)

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES ACT (PPSR-Summary for External Administrators) + Business Days Calculator

AUSTRALIAN RESTRUCTURING INSOLVENCY & TURNAROUND ASSOCIATION (ARITA) 

AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION (ASIC) (Home) 


LIST OF REGISTERED AND OFFICIAL LIQUIDATORS

For a list of names (in alphabetical order), addresses and licence numbers: Download from ASIC as a searchable PDF file - updated to 31 August 2017.  But NOTE: The address given for a number of liquidators is incorrect (old?). Therefore the best way to find a particular liquidator is to use the free search of the ASIC Professional Registers of liquidators, on the ASIC Connect webpage. (See image for HELP.)  To go to the ASIC Connect Professional Register search area CLICK HERE.


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Link to INSOLVENCY NOTICES published on ASIC WEBSITE

This is an ASIC hosted website for the publication of notices, including insolvency and external administration-related notices, required to be published under the Corporations Act 2001 and Corporations Regulations. this site provides an easy to search central location for the following two categories of notices: * notices arising out of a company's external administration (eg court liquidation, voluntary administration etc); * notices of winding up applications filed with an australian court; * notices required to be published in a members voluntary winding up (winding up of a solvent company); * some notices relating to schemes of arrangements under part 5.1 of the corporations act (insolvency related); * notices relating to voluntary or asic-initiated proposals to deregister a company; * some notices relating to schemes of arrangements under part 5.1 of the Corporations Act (non-insolvency related); * notices of asic's intention to wind up a company under section 489ea of the Corporations Act.  If you want to search the publication website, you don't need to register; just click on the browse/search tab and start searching. Note that the publication website only contains notices published from 1 July 2012 (when the website commenced operation).



Australian Government Datasets

Freely available datasets from ASIC and AFSA (Australian Financial Security Authority) and many other authorities are accessible from the data.gov.au website. ASIC datasets include  Company Dataset, Liquidator Dataset and Business Names Dataset. AFSA datasets include Personal Insolvency Statistics.


Other Sections


Specifically for Insolvency Practitioners

Statutory Forms from Corporations Regulations

Compliance Outsourcing for Insolvency Practitioners

Legal Opinion

Statutory Forms for personal insolvency

Legislation - Personal Bankruptcy

Personal Property Securities updated 20/11/2015

 

GST for External Administrators and Trustees 

ASIC: Considering the Insolvency Practitioner's Fees

Code of Professional Conduct for Insolvency Practitioners

Independence of External Administrators (ASIC guide)  

Technical Papers, Proposal Papers and Consultation Papers

Specifically For Creditors

"Creditors' Rights in Insolvency in Australia: A Practical Guide".  1994 book by Peter J  Keenan. 

Questions and Answers - Electronic Communication

Specifically For Debtors  

Specifically For Employees

Reports & Statistics from ASIC (corporate insolvency) updated 8/3/2017

Reports & Statistics from AFSA (personal insolvency)

Taxation Office policies on debt recovery and lodgement of returns

Reports by External Administrators

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) articles

ATO Director Penalty Regime. Personal Liability of Directors.



  Click here for Glossary of Insolvency Terms written by ASIC

  Click here for Glossary of Terms - mainly for personal insolvency - produced by AFSA

  Click here for Glossary of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (Aust. Gov.)

  Click here for Auditing Dictionary of Terms - from the Accounting Institute Seminars (USA)

 



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