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  • An amount owed.

  • A legally-binding agreement under Part IX of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 between a person who cannot pay his or her debts and his or her creditors. A debt agreement is made when creditors agree to accept the proposed terms and conditions of the debt agreement to settle the debts.

  • An eligible person nominated by a debtor to handle a debt agreement on his or her behalf. May only be a Registered Debt Agreement Administrator, a Registered Trustee or the Official Trustee.

  • A proposal put forward by an eligible debtor with unmanageable debts to enter into a debt agreement. This proposal must be on a set form and is put to creditors to vote upon. Proposing a debt agreement is an act of bankruptcy.

  • The fee payable to the Official Receiver (AFSA) when a debtor lodges a debt agreement proposal.

  • An entity that buys debts from a creditor (for less than their face value) and tries to recover the full amount.

  • A person who owes a debt.

  • An application from a debtor to become voluntarily bankrupt.

    The relevant form for the above process is the Bankruptcy Form.

  • Debts that a bankrupt is still liable to pay after discharge from bankruptcy, completion of a debt agreement or discharge of a personal insolvency agreement obligations.

    1. The property and assets of a person who has died.
    2. Part XI of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 contains provisions enabling the insolvent estate of a deceased person to be administered in a way that is similar to a Part IV bankruptcy. Part XI provides for both the administration of deceased estates for persons who are insolvent at the date of death and those deceased estates that subsequently become insolvent because of debts incurred by the legal personal representative of the deceased estate.

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