legislative drafting

The new Administrative Review Tribunal and law for the relief of insolvent debtors

On 7 December 2023, the government introduced legislation that would abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and establish what it

Slow pace of litigation and incomprehensible laws

Former Federal Court judge Steven Rares is reported in the AFR[1] as having made several comments about the justice system

Define “insolvency” – legislative drafting continued

In bills before the new 2022 parliament, our legislative drafters have continued with their consistent approach in relying upon 19th

Liquidators’ examinations – a sea apart; legislative drafting – “a huge amount of material to wade through before they take a single step”

The decision of the High Court of Australia in Walton v Arrium [by majority (3-2)] adopting a broad interpretation of

Dear Parliamentary Counsel

The Commonwealth Integrity Commission Bill 2020 is important in many respects and some would see the following aspect of it

“with all due respect an exceptionally opaque process in changing important aspects of company law”

A judge is very critical of the “Henry VIII” process by which the commencement date of the Insolvency Law Reform