WA Division Conference & Dinner 2019

Join us for our annual half-day conference which will be followed by pre-dinner drinks, a sit-down three course meal and an engaging panel discussion.

Conference sessions

Bankruptcy panel discussion – featuring accountants, lawyers and AFSA on a range of current bankruptcy law and practice issues including:

  • Fees – proportionality, AFSA reviews and approvals when creditors don’t
  • Income – including reviews by the Inspector General, deemed income, related party scenarios
  • Realisation of assets – trusts, third party rights and realisations
  • Offence referrals – pre and full referrals, statistics and results

Moderated by David Blanchett, Senior Manager at Sheridans, our panel will be made up of:

  • Paul Devellerez, Assistant Director Technical, AFSA;
  • Kylie Britton, Partner, Dentons;
  • Jennifer Low, Principal, Sheridans; and
  • Malcolm Field, Director, SV Partners 

Technical update from ARITA  Narelle Ferrier, Technical & Standards Director at ARITA will be presenting a snapshot of current hot topics of interest for the profession including disclosure of referrers in DIRRIS, 'new' restrictions on related party voting and FEG's recently strengthened recovery powers.

DOCAs – a flexible corporate rescue tool, but are there limits?
DOCAs were introduced 27 years ago as part of the introduction of Part 5.3 of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth).  Those amendments were to add flexibility to Australia’s corporate insolvency laws and save companies from liquidation.  Since that time, DOCAs have been used in highly flexible ways to achieve numerous complex business rescues.  A panel of industry experts will discuss the flexibility of a DOCA and whether there are limits, and the practical things to be aware of when drafting and implementing a DOCA.   

Moderated by Michelle Dean, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, our panel will consist of:

  • Richard Tucker, Partner, KordaMentha;
  • Jeff Black, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; and
  • Hayden White, Partner, KPMG

The administration of RCR Tomlinson Limited 
RCR Tomlinson Limited was a large, 120 year old, Perth originated, engineering and infrastructure business.  In June 2018 it had an annual turnover of $2 billion and employed nearly 3,000 people.  It was the leading solar farm contractor in Australia.  In August 2018 it successfully raised $100 million capital, and yet collapsed three months later.  Rob Brauer, Partner, McGrathNicol and Paul Schroder, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, will cover the events which led to the collapse, the challenges faced in managing a voluntary administration of this size, and the extent to which the conduct of the administration was impacted by any of the recent insolvency law reforms.

Event details

Date:      13 June
Venue:    Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth (map)
Timings: Registration from 1:30 pm
                Conference 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
                Pre-dinner drinks from 5:30 pm.
                Dinner: three-course sit down meal and lively panel discussion from 6:30 pm.

Networking dinner:  Book an individual ticket or a table of 10 and invite clients at the popular networking dinner.

Rates to attend

 All prices include GST    Member     Non-member 
 Conference     $225          $370
 Dinner                  $250
 Dinner guest                  $250
 Table of 10                 $2,300


3 CPD hours

More information

If you have any queries, please email events@arita.com.au

WA Conference & Dinner 2019

13/06/2019 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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1. Conference registration
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
13/06/2019 2:00 PM

2. Conference dinner

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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
13/06/2019 6:00 PM

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2. Conference dinner
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Includes one conference registration. Please email the Conference delegate name (if different from the table booker) along with table guest names to events@arita.com.au by 6 June.
2. Conference dinner
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
13/06/2019 6:00 PM

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