Inquiries conferences and reports

Personal insolvency statistics – March 2023 – beginnings of an increase?

The latest personal insolvency statistics released by AFSA for March 2023 show an increase in number over February but still

Insolvency law reform in Australia – three underlying concerns

With over 70 submissions from a wide variety of stakeholders and numerous answers to questions on notice, the parliamentary joint

Personal insolvency numbers – an increase or a decrease?

While AFSA reports that personal insolvencies increased in number in February 2023, to 796, from 772 in January, this was

ASIC’s insolvency law enforcement role

The Senate Economics References Committee is loading up submissions received on its reference into ASIC’s capacity and capability to “undertake

Attorney-General’s Roundtable on Personal Insolvency

A summary of priority issues discussed at the Attorney-General’s personal insolvency law reform roundtable held on 2 March 2023 has

Personal insolvency reform in Australia

The government is convening a “national roundtable with key stakeholders” on 2 March 2023 in relation to personal insolvency law

How low can we go – funding the insolvencies of assetless estates

Obvious as it is to say, insolvency involves limited or no money, and how to fund its existence as a

ASIC’s report on small business corporate restructurings under Part 5.3B

I am dubious about many of the outcomes touted for insolvency “restructurings”, or at least without the negative outcomes reported

Bankruptcy data 2021-2022 – rates of return, fees etc

At the end of 2022, AFSA quietly released detailed data on the operation of the personal insolvency system in 2021-2022. 

Business bankruptcies – 6,000 to 9,000 each year

Given that ‘small business’ itself is defined in various ways, none of which is based on the legal structure of

Failing fast … five hundred and something days to wrap up a business?

At the PJC inquiry into corporate insolvency, in the context of the 2015 Productivity Commission (PC) Report on Business Entries

Parliamentary insolvency inquiry – the business model of insolvency firms

Some fundamental issues about the operation of insolvency law and practice are being raised in the joint parliamentary committee inquiry

The gender gap in insolvency

An article in the latest Insolvency Law Bulletin – The gender gap among Australian liquidators,[1] by Paulina Fishman – comments

The latest Insolvency Law Bulletin – remuneration, trading trusts, financial product collapses, gender, and more

In the latest issue of the Insolvency Law Bulletin, we have an article on a simpler solution to insolvent trading

PJC insolvency inquiry – deregistered companies submission

An early submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into corporate insolvency from Mr Russell Morgan, liquidator, of 15 November

A productive insolvency regime – who knows?

In the various calls for a holistic review of Australian insolvency law, there is little explanation of what exactly needs

The Parliamentary Joint Committee and “small business insolvency”

The terms of reference of the current PJC inquiry into corporate insolvency refer at times to small business but given

Anti-money laundering laws – where are we at?

All bills before parliament before the 2022 election have lapsed.  Hence, a pre-April 2022 Bill in response to a 2016

The several inquiries into ASIC

There are now several government inquiries into ASIC, directly or indirectly, perhaps indicating either the breadth of ASIC’s remit, or

Australia’s review of its corporate insolvency laws – updated

The hearing in relation to the law of set-off and insolvency in Metal Manufacturers Pty Limited Gavin Morton as liquidator

The annual reports of the insolvency regulators

Public sector annual reports nowadays are often more inward looking than in the past, agencies being required to report on

International insolvency regulators’ conference – some current comparative issues

The International Association of Insolvency Regulators’ Annual Conference was held in England from 26-29 September 2022.  Australia’s reported contribution to

Corporate plans of the insolvency regulators

The corporate plans of Australia’s two insolvency regulators have been released – AFSA and ASIC In order to assist in

Oversight of deregistered companies

Company deregistrations for failure to return statutory forms and pay fees have increased from nearly five times the number of