Crime

Insolvent trading convictions set aside on mental health grounds

Following convictions and imprisonment for insolvent trading arising from the 2009 collapse of Kleenmaid, its founder, Andrew Young, has succeeded …

‘The Vanishing Criminal – Causes of Decline in Australia’s Crime Rate’ – a book review

This is a very interesting and useful book, trying to explain why Australia’s crime rate has fallen in many areas, …

Crime and insolvency, Australian style

There is not much correlation between crime and insolvency, in my researches, certainly in comparison with crime in the world …

by how much could we reduce white collar crime by imposing 30 year jail sentences? “Zero”.

The Honest Politician’s Guide to Crime Control never went into to a second edition, and it may by now be …

Offence reporting in insolvency

In reporting breaches of the law to ASIC, and triggering action by ASIC, liquidators are not required to express any …

Are accountants professionally restricted in advising directors on safe harbour?

A pending new publication on corporate restructuring contains these comments about Code obligations of insolvency accountants advising financially distressed and …

Bankruptcy – for a whole year?!

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”[1] I would not go so far as to say that …

The cost of a victim of crime in pursuing her own justice

The personal and financial suffering that a victim of a serious physical crime can go through, and the costs of …

Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed – a Senate committee report on penalties for white collar crime

A long awaited Senate committee report on penalties for white collar crime was issued on 23 March 2017 under the …