News

The latest news, updates and member resources.
 Practice Alert: ASIC releases updated INFO 29
(19/09/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court approval given to liquidator assigning of all Company’s causes of action to Commissioner
(18/09/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: Improved PPSR reporting & guidance – Suggestions invited
(18/09/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Journal: The vexed issue of external administrators’ independence
(18/09/2019)
 
 
 Disclosure of referrers in DIRRIs
(17/09/2019)
 
 
 Cases: Recent cases dealing with illegal phoenix behaviour
(13/09/2019)
 
 
 2019 National Conference wrap
(10/09/2019)
 
 
 Case: Appointment as receiver of two trusts formerly controlled by insolvent corporate trustee
(4/09/2019)
 
 
 Solvent windings up aren’t that straightforward
(3/09/2019)
 
 
 Overhaul of ARITA CPE requirements to support diversity
(2/09/2019)
 
 
 Case: Purported assignment of security not recognised due to insufficient evidence
(30/08/2019)
 
 
 4th edition of ARITA Code - final member consultation
(22/08/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court refuses leave to join insurer to insolvent trading proceedings
(19/08/2019)
 
 
 Financial Recovery 2020 – ARITA’s 8-point plan to strengthen the insolvency regime
(16/08/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: Indexed maximum default remuneration
(14/08/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: New bankruptcy Statement of Affairs – effective from 2020
(13/08/2019)
 
 
 Case: Equitable contribution and insolvent trading liability arising from settlement
(9/08/2019)
 
 
 Renew or subscribe to ARITA Precedents
(7/08/2019)
 
 
 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting – 4 June 2019
(7/08/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: ASIC review of ROCAP
(6/08/2019)
 
 
 Case: All creditors are created equal, unless they are related
(1/08/2019)
 
 
 Invitation to supply for panel of suppliers to conduct financial capability assessments
(30/07/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: ASIC Remuneration Project - Form 5022
(22/07/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court declines to replace liquidators over independence concerns
(18/07/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: AFSA Registered Trustee forum – Topic suggestions
(10/07/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court awards costs against insolvency practitioner personally
(26/06/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: Final ASIC IFM levy estimates for 2018/19
(26/06/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: STP information for IPs
(26/06/2019)
 
 
 Case: High Court confirms treatment of claims in insolvency of trading trusts
(20/06/2019)
 
 
 Cases: Court guidance on the admission of proofs of debt where liquidator in conflict
(18/06/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Journal: Leading business coach Jack Crumlin reveals how to identify & nurture top talent.
(17/06/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: Updated list of ILRA issues
(17/06/2019)
 
 
 Spotlight on ARITA National Conference speakers
(12/06/2019)
 
 
 Case: Insolvent trading established from failure to keep proper books and records
(7/06/2019)
 
 
 Case: Application for access to supporting affidavit for examination summons refused
(3/06/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: Notice obligations in administrations which transition from VA to CVL
(30/05/2019)
 
 
 New 2019-2020 ARITA Board
(29/05/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: ATO request for documents streamlined process pilot
(20/05/2019)
 
 
 Submission: ARITA submission to ALRC on corporate criminal responsibility terms of reference
(16/05/2019)
 
 
 Case: ASIC fails in obtaining inquiry into liquidators’ conduct
(13/05/2019)
 
 
 ARITA National AGM 2019: Notice of meeting
(9/05/2019)
 
 
 Case: Confirmation of appointment of administrators following on majority opinion of directors
(9/05/2019)
 
 
 Draft Taxation Determination TD 2019/D2
(8/05/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: STP reminder and SGC changes
(6/05/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: The importance of contemporaneous file notes
(6/05/2019)
 
 
 Submission: Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement: ASIC industry funding model (2018-19)
(7/05/2019)
 
 
 3 headline speakers announced for National Conference 2019
(3/05/2019)
 
 
 Case: Remuneration approval for court-appointed receivers – do not act outside of role
(2/05/2019)
 
 
 Case: Federal Court releases reasons in case applying Model Law
(29/04/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: ASX fact sheet for insolvency practitioners
(29/04/2019)
 
 
 Case: Confirmation of approach to s 477(2B) approval to fund solvency report
(23/04/2019)
 
 
 Results of Qld Division Committee election
(17/04/2019)
 
 
 Case: Full Federal Court maintains trial judge’s exercise of discretion to not grant time extension
(17/04/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: Accessing Xero post appointment
(16/04/2019)
 
 
 ARITA NSW/ACT March 2019 Division meeting
(15/04/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas March 2019 Division meeting
(15/04/2019)
 
 
 ARITA WA March 2019 Division meeting
(15/04/2019)
 
 
 2019/2020 SA/NT Division Committee announced
(10/04/2019)
 
 
 AFSA annual estate return dates for lodgement and payment for 2018–19
(10/04/2019)
 
 
 Results of Vic/Tas Division Committee election
(9/04/2019)
 
 
 Electronic DIRRIs now possible & other miscellaneous amendments
(9/04/2019)
 
 
 Bill to strengthen FEG recoveries passed – amendments give unions standing
(9/04/2019)
 
 
 Case: Summary judgment for breach of insolvent trading provisions
(3/04/2019)
 
 
 2019/2020 WA Division Committee announced
(10/04/2019)
 
 
 Submission update: Senate reports released on DINs and anti-phoenix bills
(1/04/2019)
 
 
 Results of NSW/ACT Division Committee election
(27/03/2019)
 
 
 Delegates praise 2019 SMP Conference on Hamilton Island
(27/03/2019)
 
 
 Case: NSW Supreme Court confirms approach to remuneration determinations
(27/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Journal: An inside look at the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy with the Honorable James Peck
(26/03/2019)
 
 
 Case: Receivers cleared by Court to make s 561 distribution
(20/03/2019)
 
 
 Professional Conduct Committee determination – Mrs Suelen McCallum and Mr Riad Tayeh
(19/03/2019)
 
 
 YP Committee applications open: closing 24 Apr 2019
(18/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA March Board meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 Outcome of constitutional vote
(12/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA submissions on phoenixing and DINs
(12/03/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court confirms continuation of liquidator’s appointment after resolution fails to pass
(12/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas February Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA NSW/ACT February Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA National Partners 2019
(20/08/2019)
 
 
 ARITA SA/NT February Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA WA January Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting – 13 December 2018
(28/02/2019)
 
 
 ATO to establish database of IPs for complex insolvencies
(28/02/2019)
 
 
 ARITA submissions 2018
(14/03/2019)
 
 
 Bankrupt Pharmacists - National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019
(25/02/2019)
 
 
 ARITA SA/NT December Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: Clarity on the application of section 509
(18/02/2019)
 
 
 Case: Court guidance on remuneration reports and determinations
(18/02/2019)
 
 
 Proposed anti phoenixing amendments introduce to Parliament
(18/02/2019)
 
 
 ARITA NSW/ACT November Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas December Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 Termination of ARITA membership - Mr David Leigh
(5/02/2019)
 
 
 Vote on proposed ARITA constitutional changes to improve Board representation
(5/02/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: Scope of operation for changes to restrict related creditor voting rights
(1/02/2019)
 
 
 ARITA guidance: Review and assessment of proxies
(31/01/2019)
 
 
 Nominations open for 2019 Qld Division Committee
(29/01/2019)
 
 
 Nominations open for 2019 SA/NT Division Committee
(29/01/2019)
 
 
 Nominations open for 2019 Vic/Tas Division Committee
(24/01/2019)
 
 
 ARITA November 2018 Board meeting
(24/01/2019)
 
 
 ARITA town hall meetings - book now
(24/01/2019)
 
 
 Nominations open for 2019 WA Division Committee
(23/01/2019)
 
 
 Practice Alert: 7th Anniversary of PPSR – Expiry date looming for certain registrations
(22/01/2019)
 
 
 Nominations open for 2019 NSW/ACT Division Committee
(22/01/2019)
 
 
 Case: The mothership lands – insolvency findings in Bias Boating unfair preference proceedings
(21/01/2019)
 
 
 Case: Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms that when the Commonwealth asks it will receive…
(17/01/2019)
 
 
 ARITA town hall meetings - save the date
(15/01/2019)
 
 
 Mental health training programs launched for insolvency professionals
(14/01/2019)
 
 
 ARITA WA November Division meeting
(11/01/2019)
 
 
 Practice alert: Superannuation proofs of debt and voting– careful review required
(10/01/2019)
 
 
 Single Touch Payroll requirements extended from 1 July 2019
(21/12/2018)
 
 
 Release of Practice Statements for stakeholder consultation
(17/12/2018)
 
 
 Consultation on draft of 4th Edition of the ARITA Code of Professional Practice
(7/12/2018)
 
 
 Practice alert: Changes to Insolvency Practice Rules on related creditors voting rights come into ef
(7/12/2018)
 
 
 Date for High Court hearing of Amerind appeal set
(7/12/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas November Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA SA/NT October Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA Journal December 2018 edition
(5/12/2018)
 
 
 ASIC Industry Funding Model: actual costs released
(5/12/2018)
 
 
 The Mighty River continues to run: the next instalment…
(5/12/2018)
 
 
 ABC 7.30 Report: Illegal phoenixing
(30/11/2018)
 
 
 Case: Dispute as to timing of service of statutory demand cannot operate as an enforceable estoppel
(28/11/2018)
 
 
 ARITA guidance: Annual vs End of Administration Returns
(27/11/2018)
 
 
 ARITA SMP Committee meeting - November 2018
(5/12/2018)
 
 
 Putting ARITA logo & membership details on your website or in an email signature
(20/11/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship
(20/11/2018)
 
 
 ARITA guidance: Supreme Court Corporations Rules
(13/11/2018)
 
 
 ARITA guidance: Maximum default remuneration
(12/11/2018)
 
 
 Video: ARITA Presidents on 25 years of National Conference
(13/11/2018)
 
 
 New RATA: Form 507 ROCAP
(8/11/2018)
 
 
 ARITA WA September Division meeting
(26/11/2018)
 
 
 'As is, where is' auction rule to remain
(30/10/2018)
 
 
 Video: ARITA at Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers
(7/11/2018)
 
 
 Life Membership and President's Awards presented at National Conference
(29/10/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Reforms to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct
(29/10/2018)
 
 
 Draft bill to provide for electronic disclosure of DIRRIs – open for consultation
(26/10/2018)
 
 
 Bankrupt pharmacists law reform – expressions of interest sought
(23/10/2018)
 
 
 Perception of independence an important consideration in appointment of liquidators
(18/10/2018)
 
 
 Guidance on evidence required for 'genuine dispute' – mere assertion is not enough
(16/10/2018)
 
 
 ATO liaison meeting - October 2018
(16/10/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas October Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA NSW/ACT October Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 Existing FEG recovery provisions to be considered further by the Federal Court
(9/10/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Vic/Tas September Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 ARITA SA/NT September Division meeting
(15/03/2019)
 
 
 Application to court confirms capacity to continue as administrators
(3/10/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Submission: Combating Illegal Phoenix Activity
(2/10/2018)
 
 
 Bill to strengthen FEG recoveries introduced into Parliament
(2/10/2018)
 
 
 Hamersley Iron v Forge Group Power appellate guidance
(28/09/2018)
 
 
 Notice requirements & postal rule presumptions
(26/09/2018)
 
 
 Debt Agreement Amendments passed by Senate
(19/09/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Journal: ILRA one year on
(18/09/2018)
 
 
 Improving the bankruptcy statement of affairs
(17/09/2018)
 
 
 Special leave denied in Linc Energy case
(17/09/2018)
 
 
 ARITA August Board meeting
(14/09/2018)
 
 
 ARITA NSW/ACT September Division meeting
(14/09/2018)
 
 
 High Court confirms holding DOCAs as a valid tool which reflects the flexibility of Part 5.3A
(18/09/2018)
 
 
 Application for termination of winding up in a post-ILRA context
(12/09/2018)
 
 
 ARITA / AFSA / ASIC Liaison Meeting – 19 June 2018
(11/09/2018)
 
 
 Trusts and registrations on the PPSR
(5/09/2018)
 
 
 Draft IGPD 7 - Objections to discharge from bankruptcy released for Consultation
(30/08/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Modernising Business Registers
(27/08/2018)
 
 
 The power of a trustee in bankruptcy to acquire property confirmed by Court
(23/08/2018)
 
 
 ASIC industry funding model: Reminder for members
(22/08/2018)
 
 
 AFSA revises bankruptcy Statement of Affairs
(21/08/2018)
 
 
 Amerind decision to be considered by High Court
(20/08/2018)
 
 
 Legislation to combat illegal phoenix activity released for consultation
(16/08/2018)
 
 
 AFSA trustee information sessions
(15/08/2018)
 
 
 ARITA bankruptcy precedents now available
(7/08/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Review of ATO's use of garnishee notices
(6/08/2018)
 
 
 Requirements for ‘no reasonable grounds’ defence in s 588FG(2)(b) clarified by WA Court of Appeal
(31/07/2018)
 
 
 NSW Court of Appeal guidance on recovery of third party payments as unfair preferences
(30/07/2018)
 
 
 ASIC industry funding
(30/07/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Draft Bill reforms to address corporate misuse of the fair entitlements guarantee scheme
(17/07/2018)
 
 
 Single Touch Payroll exemption for IPs
(9/07/2018)
 
 
 Media release: Clive Palmer moves to junk mail
(4/07/2018)
 
 
 Ipso facto exclusions: Regulations and Declaration made and registered *UPDATED*
(25/06/2018)
 
 
 Unfair preferences, partly-secured debts and ROT: Queensland District Court decision
(22/06/2018)
 
 
 High Court dismisses challenge to ‘holding’ DOCA
(21/06/2018)
 
 
 IGT review of ATO use of garnishee notices
(20/06/2018)
 
 
 Reforms to address corporate misuse of the fair entitlements guarantee scheme
(20/06/2018)
 
 
 ARITA Journal: Personal insolvency in focus
(14/06/2018)
 
 
 Updated - ARITA templates for members
(13/06/2018)
 
 
 Exercising casting vote on resolution for removal and replacement: NSW Supreme Court decision
(8/06/2018)
 
 
 Termination of membership - Mr Justin Cadman
(6/06/2018)
 
 
 URGENT - Errors in legislation in ARITA 2018 Handbook
(6/06/2018)
 
 
 More inclusive voting for ARITA members
(5/06/2018)
 
 
 Updated creditor initial notification templates
(30/05/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Superannuation guarantee integrity
(28/05/2018)
 
 
 New remuneration rates released for AFSA National Panel of Registered Trustees
(25/05/2018)
 
 
 Assigned debts and s 553C set-off: NSW Supreme Court decision
(18/05/2018)
 
 
 ARITA's submission on exclusions from ipso facto stay
(17/05/2018)
 
 
 ARITA precedents - Release 2 available
(15/05/2018)
 
 
 AGM Notice of Meeting
(8/05/2018)
 
 
 Former administrators’ statutory lien for remuneration and expenses: Vic Supreme Court decision
(3/05/2018)
 
 
 Consolidated list of outstanding ILRA 'fixes'
(1/05/2018)
 
 
 ARITA's response to AAT statement on Code of Professional Practice
(30/04/2018)
 
 
 Submission: Clarification, simplification and modernisation of the consumer guarantee framework
(27/04/2018)
 
 
 Termination of membership - Mr Randall Joubert
(26/04/2018)
 
 
 Denial of administrators’ equitable lien upheld on appeal: Full Federal Court decision
(24/04/2018)
 
 
 Section 553C set-off against liquidator preference claims: Federal Court decision
(23/04/2018)