The latest news, updates and member resources.
 Professional Conduct Committee determination – Mrs Suelen McCallum and Mr Riad Tayeh

 YP Committee applications open: closing 24 Apr 2019

 ARITA March Board meeting

 Outcome of constitutional vote

 ARITA submissions on phoenixing and DINs

 Case: Court confirms continuation of liquidator’s appointment after resolution fails to pass

 ARITA Vic/Tas February Division meeting

 ARITA NSW/ACT February Division meeting

 ARITA National Partners 2019

 ARITA SA/NT February Division meeting

 ARITA WA January Division meeting

 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting – 13 December 2018

 ATO to establish database of IPs for complex insolvencies

 ARITA submissions 2018

 Bankrupt Pharmacists - National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019

 ARITA SA/NT December Division meeting

 Case: Court guidance on remuneration reports and determinations

 Proposed anti phoenixing amendments introduce to Parliament

 Practice Alert: Clarity on the application of section 509

 ARITA NSW/ACT November Division meeting

 ARITA Vic/Tas December Division meeting

 Termination of ARITA membership - Mr David Leigh

 Vote on proposed ARITA constitutional changes to improve Board representation

 Practice alert: Scope of operation for changes to restrict related creditor voting rights

 ARITA guidance: Review and assessment of proxies

 Nominations open for 2019 Qld Division Committee

 Nominations open for 2019 SA/NT Division Committee

 Nominations open for 2019 Vic/Tas Division Committee

 ARITA town hall meetings - book now

 ARITA November 2018 Board meeting

 Nominations open for 2019 WA Division Committee

 Practice Alert: 7th Anniversary of PPSR – Expiry date looming for certain registrations

 Nominations open for 2019 NSW/ACT Division Committee

 Case: The mothership lands – insolvency findings in Bias Boating unfair preference proceedings

 Case: Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms that when the Commonwealth asks it will receive…

 ARITA town hall meetings - save the date

 Mental health training programs launched for insolvency professionals

 ARITA WA November Division meeting

 Practice alert: Superannuation proofs of debt and voting– careful review required

 Single Touch Payroll requirements extended from 1 July 2019

 Release of Practice Statements for stakeholder consultation

 Consultation on draft of 4th Edition of the ARITA Code of Professional Practice

 Practice alert: Changes to Insolvency Practice Rules on related creditors voting rights come into ef

 Date for High Court hearing of Amerind appeal set

 ARITA Vic/Tas November Division meeting

 ARITA SA/NT October Division meeting

 ARITA Journal December 2018 edition

 ASIC Industry Funding Model: actual costs released

 The Mighty River continues to run: the next instalment…

 ABC 7.30 Report: Illegal phoenixing

 Case: Dispute as to timing of service of statutory demand cannot operate as an enforceable estoppel

 ARITA guidance: Annual vs End of Administration Returns

 ARITA SMP Committee meeting - November 2018

 Submission: Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship

 Putting ARITA logo & membership details on your website or in an email signature

 ARITA guidance: Supreme Court Corporations Rules

 ARITA guidance: Maximum default remuneration

 Video: ARITA Presidents on 25 years of National Conference

 New RATA: Form 507 ROCAP

 ARITA WA September Division meeting

 'As is, where is' auction rule to remain

 Video: ARITA at Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers

 Life Membership and President's Awards presented at National Conference

 Submission: Reforms to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct

 Draft bill to provide for electronic disclosure of DIRRIs – open for consultation

 Bankrupt pharmacists law reform – expressions of interest sought

 Perception of independence an important consideration in appointment of liquidators

 ATO liaison meeting - October 2018

 Guidance on evidence required for 'genuine dispute' – mere assertion is not enough

 ARITA Vic/Tas October Division meeting

 ARITA NSW/ACT October Division meeting

 Existing FEG recovery provisions to be considered further by the Federal Court

 ARITA Vic/Tas September Division meeting

 ARITA SA/NT September Division meeting

 Application to court confirms capacity to continue as administrators

 ARITA Submission: Combating Illegal Phoenix Activity

 Bill to strengthen FEG recoveries introduced into Parliament

 Hamersley Iron v Forge Group Power appellate guidance

 Notice requirements & postal rule presumptions

 Debt Agreement Amendments passed by Senate

 ARITA Journal: ILRA one year on

 Improving the bankruptcy statement of affairs

 Special leave denied in Linc Energy case

 ARITA August Board meeting

 ARITA NSW/ACT September Division meeting

 High Court confirms holding DOCAs as a valid tool which reflects the flexibility of Part 5.3A

 Application for termination of winding up in a post-ILRA context

 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting – 19 June 2018

 Trusts and registrations on the PPSR

 Draft IGPD 7 - Objections to discharge from bankruptcy released for Consultation

 Submission: Modernising Business Registers

 The power of a trustee in bankruptcy to acquire property confirmed by Court

 ASIC industry funding model: Reminder for members

 AFSA revises bankruptcy Statement of Affairs

 Amerind decision to be considered by High Court

 Legislation to combat illegal phoenix activity released for consultation

 AFSA trustee information sessions

 ARITA bankruptcy precedents now available

 Submission: Review of ATO's use of garnishee notices

 Requirements for ‘no reasonable grounds’ defence in s 588FG(2)(b) clarified by WA Court of Appeal

 NSW Court of Appeal guidance on recovery of third party payments as unfair preferences

 ASIC industry funding

 Submission: Draft Bill reforms to address corporate misuse of the fair entitlements guarantee scheme

 Single Touch Payroll exemption for IPs

 Media release: Clive Palmer moves to junk mail

 Ipso facto exclusions: Regulations and Declaration made and registered *UPDATED*

 Unfair preferences, partly-secured debts and ROT: Queensland District Court decision

 High Court dismisses challenge to ‘holding’ DOCA

 IGT review of ATO use of garnishee notices

 Reforms to address corporate misuse of the fair entitlements guarantee scheme

 ARITA Journal: Personal insolvency in focus

 Updated - ARITA templates for members

 Exercising casting vote on resolution for removal and replacement: NSW Supreme Court decision

 Termination of membership - Mr Justin Cadman

 URGENT - Errors in legislation in ARITA 2018 Handbook

 More inclusive voting for ARITA members

 Updated creditor initial notification templates

 Submission: Superannuation guarantee integrity

 New remuneration rates released for AFSA National Panel of Registered Trustees

 Assigned debts and s 553C set-off: NSW Supreme Court decision

 ARITA's submission on exclusions from ipso facto stay

 ARITA precedents - Release 2 available

 AGM Notice of Meeting

 Former administrators’ statutory lien for remuneration and expenses: Vic Supreme Court decision

 Consolidated list of outstanding ILRA 'fixes'

 ARITA's response to AAT statement on Code of Professional Practice

 Submission: Clarification, simplification and modernisation of the consumer guarantee framework

 Termination of membership - Mr Randall Joubert

 Denial of administrators’ equitable lien upheld on appeal: Full Federal Court decision

 Section 553C set-off against liquidator preference claims: Federal Court decision

 Ipso facto: Consultation commences on exclusions from stay provisions

 Termination of membership - Mr Ozem Kassem

 Administrators denied equitable lien for cost of stocktake of consignors’ goods

 Amerind and Linc Energy: Applications to High Court for special leave to appeal

 Court exercises discretion to refuse remedy for proven voidable transaction

 Remuneration rates - AFSA National Panel of Registered Trustees

 Objections to Discharge - Processing Timeframes

 Amendment to ‘in receivership’ rules for MIS responsible entities and licenced trustees/custodians

 ASIC Industry funding levy update

 Validity of VA appointment: NSW Supreme Court decision

 ARITA Journal: Celebrating 30 years of the Journal

 One Year Bankruptcy & Debt Agreement Amendments Recommended to Senate

 ARITA National Partners 2018

 Full Federal Court decision on corporate trading trusts

 Safe Harbour & Continuous Disclosure - ASX Guidance

 Potential changes to online auction rules

 Queensland Court of Appeal decision in Linc Energy: Liquidators’ disclaimer prevails over State law

 PCC's Determination and Reasons for Decision - Korda, Nettleton and Villani

 Victorian Court of Appeal decision on corporate trading trusts: The key points

 Re Amerind: Victorian Court of Appeal's highly anticipated judgment on trading trusts *UPDATED*

 ARITA submission on combatting illegal phoenixing

 Small-Medium Practice Conference 2018 early bird

 Administrators refused advance permission of Court to admit subordinate claims for nominal amount

 Suspension of membership - David Leigh

 Submission: Transparency of business tax debts

 High Court to hear appeal on ‘holding’ DOCAs

 ‘Shelf’ order for incoming liquidator to conduct investigations: Queensland Supreme Court decision

 Leave to proceed against insurers of insolvent companies: Federal Court decision

 The Essential Skills series has been expanded for 2018

 Applying the ‘proportionality’ principle: Victorian Supreme Court decision on remuneration

 Can a bankrupt sue for income earned during the bankruptcy? Victorian Supreme Court decision

 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting - 5 December 2017

 ACT Supreme Court considers role of Australian representatives of UK trustee in bankruptcy

 Setting aside statutory demands: NSW Court of Appeal decision

 Applying for directions post-ILRA: Federal Court considers ‘new’ and ‘old’ legislation

 Refund of bank charges

 Transparency of business tax debts: Exposure draft legislation released for consultation

 Debt Agreement Reform Bill Inquiry: Exposure draft available

 ‘Ordinarily resident in Australia’: Full Federal Court decision on controlling trustee authority

 New compilation of Federal Court (Corporations) Rules available

 Insurer’s liability for insolvent trading claim: Victorian Court of Appeal decision

 Third party payments and preferences in bankruptcy: Full Federal Court decision

 ‘Evidentiary value’ of a company’s books and records: Victorian Supreme Court decision

 ARITA launches Safest Harbour ad campaign

 Court voids transfer of real estate from bankrupt to spouse, dismisses trust claims

 Court decision regarding trustee’s obligation to call meeting to consider s 73 proposal

 References to ‘old’ (pre-ILRA) legislative provisions: Interpretation legislation may assist

 Debt Agreement Reform Bill referred to Senate Committee

 Liquidators allowed remuneration for work done under invalid appointments: Federal Court decision

 Media release: Senate Inquiry gets it wrong on rural receiverships

 Liquidators' claim for remuneration and expenses out of trust property: Qld Supreme Court decisions

 Amendments made to Federal Court (Corporations) Rules

 ARITA Journal: Former Enron CFO interview

 One-year Bankruptcy Bill referred to Committee: Report due March 2018

 WA Court of Appeal decides whether general security interest attaches to terminated-DOCA fund

 Guidance for members on the recovery of ASIC industry funding levy

 Safe harbour guidance

 Joinder of multiple defendants to liquidator recovery proceedings: Recent judgment and rules reform

 Queensland Court of Appeal decision demonstrates the reach of existing ‘anti-phoenix’ provision

 WA Court of Appeal delivers decision on liquidator independence

 AFSA secondment opportunities

 One-year bankruptcy bill introduced into Federal Parliament

 ARITA releases research paper on liquidator independence

 ASIC releases updated user pays information

 ILRA and early destruction of books in court-ordered liquidations: NSW Supreme Court decision

 ILRA: Second list of requested 'fixes' to legislation

 Consultation on reforms to address illegal phoenix activity

 Bankruptcy decision: Can a court extend the 60 days to apply to set aside a s 139ZQ notice?

 Federal Court decision on PPSA and bailments: Is there a ‘PPS lease’?

 New Compilation of Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations) available