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Australia’s insolvency law reforms – useful information from government officers

On 26 October 2020 the Economics Legislation Committee inquired of various Treasury officers about personal and corporate insolvency law reform, …

SME insolvency reforms – a one year bankruptcy and more

The Australian government’s 2015 proposal to reduce the 3 year period for the imposition of the restrictions of bankruptcy to …

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 …

Linc Energy’s insolvency disclaimer prevails over environmental demands

The success of the claims of Linc Energy’s liquidators against Queensland’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won’t resolve the continuing legal …

Restricting insolvency disclaimer rights in mining company failures?

The possibility of the West Australian government legislating to get around the insolvency disclaimer provisions of the Corporations Act was …

ASIC before the PJC – phoenix, DINs, AA Fund and the continuing 3 sins of liquidators

This is a very brief commentary on and extracts from evidence given by Mr James Shipton and others from ASIC …

Senator John Williams – a driving force behind our insolvency reforms

Senator John Williams is familiar to us in the insolvency profession as the one politician who has had a particular …