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    1. In the context of bankruptcy, the court usually refers to the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Both of these courts can hear matters associated with personal insolvency.
    2. In the context of Personal Property Securities, the court usually refers to the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Supreme Court of a state or territory. Section 207 of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 contains further details.
  • A file kept by a credit reporting agency that shows a person’s credit history. Lenders access the information in the person’s file to help them decide whether to lend money.

  • A record of a borrower's responsible repayment of debts.

  • A report that details a person's credit history, including every time a credit application is made or a default occurs on a repayment. It is held by a credit reporting agency and a lender must ask the person for permission to get this report.

  • An organisation that collects and sells credit information on individuals and companies.

  • A person, organisation, company or other entity to whom/which money is owed.

  • The vote of a creditor in relation to a matter about an insolvency administration, raised in a formal meeting of creditors or through the debt agreement voting process.

  • An application to a court that is filed by a creditor in which the creditor seeks to make a debtor involuntarily bankrupt.

  • A meeting of the creditors of a debtor or bankrupt that is convened by the controlling trustee or trustee so that certain issues can be put to creditors for their consideration and a vote.

  • An order made by the court that allows the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy to take custody and control of property covered by a restraining order, until further orders are made. The order can be made in relation to property that is believed to have been obtained using the proceeds of criminal activity.

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