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FEDERAL COURT (BANKRUPTCY) RULES 2016 - NOTES

- made under the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              1 September 2017

Includes amendments up to:            F2017L01106

Registered:                                         5 September 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 September 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1--Preliminary                                                                                                                                         1

1.01....... Name............................................................................................................................. 1

1.03....... Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

1.04....... Application of these Rules and other Rules of the Court............................................... 1

1.05....... Interpretation................................................................................................................. 1

1.06....... Expressions used in the Bankruptcy Act....................................................................... 2

1.07....... Forms............................................................................................................................ 2

Part 2--General                                                                                                                                                 3

2.01....... Originating application and interim application.............................................................. 3

2.02....... Exercise of powers by Registrars.................................................................................. 4

2.03....... Leave to be heard........................................................................................................... 4

2.04....... Appearance at hearing or examination........................................................................... 5

2.05....... Change of return date of creditor's petition................................................................... 5

2.06....... Opposition to application, interim application or petition............................................... 5

Part 3--Bankruptcy notices                                                                                                                        6

3.01....... Substituted service......................................................................................................... 6

3.02....... Setting aside bankruptcy notice..................................................................................... 6

3.03....... Extension of time for compliance with bankruptcy notice............................................. 7

Part 4--Creditors' petitions                                                                                                                        8

4.01....... Application of Part 4..................................................................................................... 8

4.02....... Requirements for creditor's petition and supporting affidavit........................................ 8

4.03....... Creditor's petition founded on issue of execution against debtor.................................. 8

4.04....... Creditor's petition founded on failure to comply with bankruptcy notice etc................. 8

4.05....... Documents to be served................................................................................................ 9

4.06....... Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing.............................................................. 9

4.07....... Notification and entry of sequestration order............................................................... 10

4.08....... Entry of order for dismissal etc. of creditor's petition................................................. 10

4.09....... Service of order........................................................................................................... 11

Part 5--Debtors' petitions                                                                                                                          12

5.01....... Referral of debtor's petition......................................................................................... 12

Part 6--Examinations                                                                                                                                   13

Division 6.1--Examination of debtor or examinable person under section 50 of the Bankruptcy Act                                                                                                                                                 13

6.01....... Application for summons............................................................................................ 13

6.02....... Hearing of application................................................................................................. 13

6.03....... Requirements for summons......................................................................................... 13

6.04....... Service of summons.................................................................................................... 14

6.05....... Application for discharge of summons........................................................................ 14

Division 6.2--Examination of relevant person under section 81 of the Bankruptcy Act              15

6.06....... Application for summons............................................................................................ 15

6.07....... Hearing of application................................................................................................. 15

6.08....... Requirements for summons......................................................................................... 15

6.09....... Service of summons.................................................................................................... 16

6.10....... Failure to attend examination....................................................................................... 16

6.11....... Application for discharge of summons........................................................................ 16

Division 6.3--Examination of examinable person under section 81 of the Bankruptcy Act       17

6.12....... Application for summons............................................................................................ 17

6.13....... Hearing of application................................................................................................. 18

6.14....... Requirements for summons......................................................................................... 18

6.15....... Service of summons.................................................................................................... 18

6.16....... Application for discharge of summons........................................................................ 18

6.17....... Conduct money and witnesses expenses..................................................................... 19

Part 7--Annulment or review of bankruptcy                                                                               20

Division 7.1--Annulment of bankruptcy                                                                                     20

7.01....... Application of Division 7.1......................................................................................... 20

7.02....... Requirements for application....................................................................................... 20

7.03....... Notice to creditors....................................................................................................... 20

7.04....... Entry and service of annulment order.......................................................................... 20

Division 7.2--Review of sequestration order                                                                           21

7.05....... Review of Registrar's decision.................................................................................... 21

Division 7.3--Report by trustee                                                                                                       22

7.06....... Report by trustee......................................................................................................... 22

Part 8--Trustees                                                                                                                                              23

8.01....... Applications in relation to the appointment of a trustee............................................... 23

8.02....... Resignation or release of trustee.................................................................................. 23

Part 9--Debt agreements                                                                                                                            25

9.01....... Application of Part 9................................................................................................... 25

9.02....... Requirements for application....................................................................................... 25

9.03....... Service......................................................................................................................... 25

9.04....... Notice to creditors....................................................................................................... 25

9.05....... Entry and service of order........................................................................................... 25

Part 10--Personal insolvency agreements                                                                                        27

10.01..... Application of Part 10................................................................................................. 27

10.02..... Requirements for application....................................................................................... 27

10.03..... Service......................................................................................................................... 27

10.04..... Notice to creditors....................................................................................................... 28

10.05..... Entry of order.............................................................................................................. 28

Part 11--Administration of estates of deceased persons                                                         29

11.01..... Creditor's petition........................................................................................................ 29

11.02..... Documents to be served.............................................................................................. 29

11.03..... Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing of creditor's petition........................... 29

11.04..... Administrator's petition............................................................................................... 30

11.05..... Documents to be served.............................................................................................. 30

11.06..... Entry of order.............................................................................................................. 30

Part 12--Warrants                                                                                                                                         31

12.01..... Arrest of debtor or bankrupt........................................................................................ 31

12.02..... Apprehension of person failing to attend Court........................................................... 31

12.03..... Warrant for seizure of property connected with the bankrupt...................................... 31

Part 13--Costs                                                                                                                                                   32

Division 13.1--Orders for costs                                                                                                       32

13.01..... Basis for costs............................................................................................................. 32

Division 13.2--Short form bills of costs                                                                                       33

13.02..... Application of Division 13.2....................................................................................... 33

13.03..... Short form bill of costs................................................................................................ 33

13.04..... Claim for costs............................................................................................................ 33

13.05..... Attendance at taxation hearing..................................................................................... 34

Part 14--Proceedings under Cross-Border Insolvency Act                                                  35

14.01..... Application of this Part and other rules of the Court................................................... 35

14.02..... Expressions used in the Cross-Border Insolvency Act............................................... 35

14.03..... Application for recognition.......................................................................................... 36

14.04..... Application for provisional relief under article 19 of the Model Law.......................... 36

14.05..... Registered trustee's consent to act............................................................................... 36

14.06..... Notice of filing of application for recognition.............................................................. 37

14.07..... Notice of order for recognition, withdrawal etc........................................................... 37

14.08..... Relief after recognition................................................................................................ 38

14.09..... Application to modify or terminate an order for recognition or other relief................. 38

Part 15--Transitional provisions                                                                                                           40

Division 15.1--Transitional provisions relating to the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Amendment (Insolvency and Other Measures) Rules 2017                                               40

15.01..... Transitional--release of trustee................................................................................... 40

Schedule 1--Powers of the Court that may be exercised by a Registrar 41

Part 1--Bankruptcy Act                                                                                                                             41

Part 2--Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016                                                                       43

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                                44

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                                                       44

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                                                           45

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                                                        46

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                                                      47

Endnote 5--Editorial changes                                                                                                           48


  

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016

24 Mar 2016 (F2016L00386)

1 Apr 2016 (r 1.02(1) item 1)

 

Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Amendment (Insolvency and Other Measures) Rules 2017

30 Aug 2017 (F2017L01106)

1 Sept 2017 (r 2(1) item 1)

--

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

r 1.02........................................

rep LA s 48D

Part 2

 

r 2.01........................................

am F2017L01106

r 2.02........................................

am F2017L01106

Part 6

 

Division 6.2

 

r 6.11........................................

am F2017L01106

Division 6.3

 

r 6.16........................................

am F2017L01106

Part 8

 

r 8.01........................................

rs F2017L01106

r 8.02........................................

am F2017L01106

 

ed C1

Part 15

 

Part 15......................................

ad F2017L01106

Division 15.1

 

r 15.01......................................

ad F2017L01106

Schedule 1

 

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading...........................

ad F2017L01106

Part 2

 

Part 2........................................

ad F2017L01106

 

Endnote 5--Editorial changes

In preparing this compilation for registration, the following kinds of editorial change(s) were made under the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Subrule 8.02(1)

 

Kind of editorial change

 

Change to grammar, syntax or the use of conjunctives or disjunctives

 

Details of editorial change

 

Subrule 8.02(1) contains the phrase: "This rules applies to the following applications:".

 

This compilation was editorially changed to omit the word "rules" and substitute the word "rule" to correct this grammatical error.


 



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