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  • A legal status in which a person who cannot pay his or her debts obtains protection from further action by most unsecured creditors. The person may lodge his or her own petition to become bankrupt (a debtor's petition) or a creditor may lodge a petition to make the debtor bankrupt (a sequestration order). When a person becomes bankrupt, his or her property is administered by the trustee to allow for the fair distribution of property among creditors.

  • An Act to impose realisations charge and interest charge in relation to certain administrations under the Bankruptcy Act 1966.

  • The Commonwealth legislation that provides for bankruptcy, Part IX (debt agreements), Part X (personal insolvency agreements) and Part XI deceased estate administrations. It deals with individuals.

  • An Act that introduced a range of amendments to the Bankruptcy Act 1966.

  • A formal, final demand for payment of a debt by a creditor owed at least $5,000 on one or more final judgments or final orders. This notice is issued by the Official Receiver at the request of a creditor, who must have a judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction to evidence their claim that they are owed money. Failure to comply with a bankruptcy notice constitutes an act of bankruptcy.

  • An online service offered by AFSA that allows access to personal insolvency information via the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) for a fee.

  • 1. Is a measurable improvement resulting from an outcome, which contributes to one or more of AFSA's goals; and is perceived to be an advantage by one or more stakeholders.
    2. In a bankruptcy context, a bankrupt might derive a non-cash benefit that may be income for contributions purposes. The benefit could be from any of a number of sources, including loans, fringe benefits or moneys paid to third parties as a result of exertion by a bankrupt. These types of benefits are included when calculating the bankrupt's income in order to determine his or her income contribution liability.

  • Is a record, at a point in time, of evidence that has been collated by AFSA for referral to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), or to be served against a defendant in a prosecution, in relation to a suspected offence/s.

  • A set of activities that a business must perform in order to meet its business goals and objectives.

  • A service that provides value to its consumers through the enactment of a defined business process.

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