The Federal Court and the Constitution – public lecture, 15 March, Canberra

A free public lecture on the Federal Court and the Constitution is being given at the ANU on this Thursday 15 March from 5.30 to 6.30pm. The presenter is Professor James Stellios, with commentary by Professor William Gummow AC. As the flyer explains, at its inception, the role of the Federal Court in the development […]

Traill’s 17th Annual Practical Insolvency Conference – a preview

Courts and governments and industry bodies are no doubt trying to have their remaining pending decisions and announcements out in time to be included in the already packed program of the Traill Insolvency Conference on 19-20 March. Some have succeeded – Amerind, Linc Energy, safe harbour, and the one -year bankruptcy; but for others still […]

Offence reporting in insolvency

In reporting breaches of the law to ASIC, and triggering action by ASIC, liquidators are not required to express any particular views or conclusions; or if they do so, they are not required to set out the basis for their views or conclusions, or even to have reasonable grounds for holding them before reporting. The […]