The latest news, updates and member resources.
 Submission: Transparency of business tax debts

 ‘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

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

 Refund of bank charges

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

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

 Debt Agreement Reform Bill Inquiry: Exposure draft available

 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

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

 Debt Agreement Reform Bill referred to Senate Committee

 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

 Safe harbour guidance

 Guidance for members on the recovery of ASIC industry funding levy

 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?

 ILRA FAQs - updated 26 September 2017

 New Compilation of Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations) available

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

 The safe harbour is now open

 Federal Court decision: Linc Energy issues extend beyond mining and natural resources appointments

 Government makes positive noises on DINs

 Safe harbour and ipso facto reforms to become law

 ARITA Journal: Robyn Erskine profile

 Full Federal Court rules on asserted ‘abuse of process’ by presentation of debtor’s petition

 New compilation of Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) available

 Recovery of the ASIC user pays levy

 ARITA templates for ILRA released *updated 4 Sept*

 ILRA: 1 September commencement uncovers more legislation errors

 Updated information for stakeholders

 Amendments made to Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy)

 Amendments made to Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporations)

 Trust decision in bankruptcy

 ARITA precedent documents now available

 Training Indonesian insolvency practitioners

 Personal Insolvency Regulator newsletter (PIR): AFSA want your views

 Hamish McCormick appointed AFSA Chief Executive and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy

 Federal Court publishes reasons in Ten Network case

 Life Memberships awarded at National Conference

 Recent Court decision on third party payments and unfair preferences

 Senate Committee Inquiry reports on Safe Harbour and Ipso Facto

 Prohibition against COI member benefit: Court decision under existing law highlights ILRA changes

 Requested ‘fixes’ to Insolvency Practice Rules

 ARITA Mental Health Working Group - Industry representative required

 ARITA 2020: Our strategic plan

 Reprimands issued for plagiarised content

 ARITA Templates for member consultation

 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting - 14 June 2017

 Court considers failure of registered liquidators to renew registration on time

 Has Australia been wrong ‘footed’ on the concept of a ‘provable debt’?

 ASIC User Pays commences

 New version of s 60-20 (post-amendments) and guidance

 Termination of ARITA Membership - Mr Ray Sutcliffe

 Insurance risks for CPA practices

 Administrators’ dismissal of employee held wrongful, but no order made for payment of entitlements

 Court uses slip rule to address ILRA commencement oversight

 Safe Harbour/Ipso Facto model: Final consultation

 ARITA Journal: Financial distress and mental health

 Liquidation remuneration approval post-Sakr Nominees: Further guidance in NSW Court decision

 ILRA s 60-20 issue fixed

 Federal Court follows Re Amerind and Re ICS to deny employees priority out of trust assets

 WA Supreme Court decision on s 553C set-off, contractual set-off and how the PPSA affects mutuality

 Full Federal Court allows s 596A examination of liquidator

 Court decision on preferences and third party payments: Bankruptcy vs corporate provisions

 The Common Reporting Standard - what does it mean for IPs?

 Sakr Nominees: Court decision fixing remuneration

 Reporting illegal acts - new accounting standard

 Reforms to facilitate restructuring introduced

 AFSA releases new video on untrustworthy advisors

 NSW Court of Appeal considers classes in scheme of arrangement

 Trusts issues extend to DOCAs

 Submission: Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers

 Change to the meaning of PPS lease

 Productivity Commission Inquiry – Data Availability and Use

 Government Response to PC Inquiry into Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure

 ASIC industry funding model: Exposure draft regulations released for consultation

 Report on Superannuation Guarantee non-payment

 Submission to inquiry into Superannuation Guarantee non-payment

 Amendments to resolve s 60-20 issue

 Expressions of interest: ARITA Young Professionals Committee

 Bankruptcy and liquidation: A guide for people in business

 Administrator independence and 'holding' DOCAs under the microscope: WA Supreme Court decision

 ARITA / AFSA Liaison Meeting - 24 March 2017

 Queensland environmental protection legislation trumps liquidators' disclaimer

 Notices of winding up orders: ARITA seeks change to Federal Court (Corporations) Rules

 ARITA Journal: Sakr appeal decision on remuneration & perils of cloud accounting

 Distributing corporate trustee property & circulating security realisations: Victorian Supreme Court

 ILRA: Guide to changes commencing 1 September 2017 (Corporate)

 ILRA's 'split commencement' and new compilations of legislation

 Trustee Performance Standards

 NSW Court of Appeal delivers judgment on liquidator remuneration (Re Sakr)

 Resignation of Brendan Nixon

 Major victory for reasonable and proper liquidator remuneration

 ARITA's new templates for the ILRA

 Lodgement of CVL DIRRIs? Not till 1 September

 The ILRA is here

 ASIC user pays - consultation paper released

 Fixtures and PPSA: NSW Court of Appeal upholds vesting of unperfected security interest

 PPS: NSW Supreme Court rules on consequences of defective financing statement on VA

 Termination of ARITA Membership - Mr Ross McDermott

 Announcing ARITA's National Partners for 2017

 ARITA achieves new protection for RLs against CoRA provisions

 ILRA: ARITA's concerns regarding proposals without meeting

 New remuneration rates for AFSA National Panel of Registered Trustees

 ARITA's advocacy reflected in Chain of Responsibility Statutory Guideline

 Applications for registration as a liquidator

 ILRA: Guide to changes commencing 1 March 2017

 ASIC Draft RG - Registration, disciplinary actions and insurance requirements

 Final Insolvency Practice Rules (and related regulations) released

 ARITA's Concerns: Insolvency Practice Rules (Corporate)

 ILRA: Eight changes commencing 1 March which are easily overlooked

 ARITA's ILRA Commentary

 Committees of Inspection: ILRA fixes validity issue regarding separate meeting of contributories

 Final Bankruptcy Rules Released

 ARITA Advanced Certification: top students 2016

 FEG Deed Poll Amended

 Final Insolvency Practice Rules (and related regulations) released

 ASIC user pays proposals - ARITA's position

 Leave to proceed with action against company in liquidation refused, despite insurance policy

 ARITA Journal: Ethics and professionalism

 FEG Deed Poll & Questionnaires

 Queensland 'Chain of Responsibility' guideline released for public consultation

 ARITA comments on the draft Insolvency Practice Rules 2016

 Insolvency Practice Rules - ARITA submission

 Treasury releases ASIC user-pays model

 AFSA Practitioner Inspections

 Clarification on the use of indemnities

 Insolvency Practice Rules released for consultation

 Voluntary administrators resign following independence concerns

 Latest NSW decision on liquidator remuneration provides further guidance

 Referral of offences to ASFA by trustees

 The risk of indemnities from related parties

 Remuneration Payments from FEG

 AFSA Online Lodgements

 Beware insolvency leads for sale

 IPs get more time to prepare for Insolvency Law Reform Act

 ATO Garnishee Notices in VAs

 Therapeutic Goods Regulation - Change or transfer of 'sponsor'

 AFSA reviews non-professional expenses charged by practitioners

 Discretionary Suspension of ARITA Membership - Randall Joubert

 The end of the role of Official Liquidators

 Updated Creditor Information Sheet - Offences

 Search fees - NSW Sheriff

 Senate inquiry into causes and consequences of the collapse of listed retailers in

 Senate inquiry into white-collar crime

 Improving bankruptcy and insolvency laws Proposals Paper

 UK insolvency reforms proposed

 How the interaction between bankruptcy and family law is applied

 Court allows increase in remuneration claim

 Corporate transparency - reform recommendations

 Notifying Dick Smith's 7,300 creditors

 A bankrupt mother left out of her son's will

 Pay-roll Tax - WA

 Care needed in accepting VA appointments

 Special Olympics Sports Lunches

 Selling a litigation claim, and s 447(2B)

 ASIC and AFSA lodgments: ILRA 2016

 Lodgments - ASIC, AFSA and the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016

 Insolvency Law Reform Act (ILRA) 2016 Training

 Sons of Gwalia revisited

 An inadvertent conflict - s 449C - ILRA 2016

 Challenges to appointments of liquidators

 Bankruptcy does not release debts incurred by fraud

 UK wrongful trading comparison

 PPSA - Part IX and Part X debtors

 Protection of offence referrals - the impact of the ILRA 2016

 The limits of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee

 New Bankruptcy Court Rules, and impact of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016

 The external administration of trustee companies

 Open access to data - Productivity Commission Issues Paper

 NSW Supreme Court - Commercial Equity Seminars - 26 April and 5 May 2016

 Excluded Employees - when is a spouse or relative not excluded

 Excluded Employees - when is a spouse or relative not excluded?