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FEDERAL MAGISTRATES COURT (BANKRUPTCY) RULES 2006 (SLI NO 1 OF 2006)

- Registered on FRLII: 02 February 2006 03:14:41 PM
- Department:AG
- Description:New harmonised bankruptcy rules (with the Federal Court) to replace Chapter 4 of the Federal Magistrates Court rules.

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.01.   Name of Rules  
   1.02.   Commencement  
   1.03.   Application of these Rules and other rules of the Court  
   1.04.   Interpretation  
   1.05.   Expressions used in the Bankruptcy Act  
   1.06.   Forms  

   PART 2--GENERAL

   2.01.   Originating application and interim application  
   2.02.   Exercise of powers by Registrars  
   2.03.   Review of exercise of powers by Registrars  
   2.04.   Leave to be heard  
   2.05.   Appearance at application or examination  
   2.06.   Opposition to application, interim application or petition  

   PART 3--BANKRUPTCY NOTICES

   3.01.   Substituted service  
   3.02.   Setting aside bankruptcy notice (Bankruptcy Act s 41 (6A), (6C) and (7))  
   3.03.   Extension of time for compliance with bankruptcy notice (Bankruptcy Act s 41 (6A) and (6C))  

   PART 4--CREDITORS’ PETITIONS

   4.01.   Application of Part 4  
   4.02.   Requirements for creditor’s petition and supporting affidavit (Bankruptcy Act s 47)  
   4.03.   Creditor’s petition founded on issue of execution against debtor (Bankruptcy Act s 40 (1) (d))  
   4.04.   Creditor’s petition founded on failure to comply with bankruptcy notice etc (Bankruptcy Act s 40 (1) (g))  
   4.05.   Documents to be served  
   4.06.   Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing  
   4.07.   Fax copy may be filed in certain cases  
   4.08.   Notification and entry of sequestration order  
   4.09.   Entry of order for dismissal etc of creditor’s petition  
   4.10.   Service of order  

   PART 5--DEBTORS’ PETITIONS

   5.01.   Referral of debtor’s petition  

   PART 6--EXAMINATIONS

           Division 6.1--Interpretation

   6.01.   Definition for Part 6  

           Division 6.2--Examination of debtor or examinable person

   6.02.   Application for summons (Bankruptcy Act s 50)  
   6.03.   Hearing of application  
   6.04.   Requirements for summons  
   6.05.   Service of summons  
   6.06.   Application for discharge of summons  

           Division 6.3--Examination of relevant person

   6.07.   Application for summons (Bankruptcy Act s 81)  
   6.08.   Hearing of application  
   6.09.   Requirements for summons  
   6.10.   Service of summons  
   6.11.   Failure to attend examination  
   6.12.   Application for discharge of summons  

           Division 6.4--Examination of examinable person

   6.13.   Application for summons (Bankruptcy Act s 81)  
   6.14.   Hearing of application  
   6.15.   Requirements for summons  
   6.16.   Service of summons  
   6.17.   Application for discharge of summons  
   6.18.   Conduct money and witnesses expenses  

   PART 7--ANNULMENT OR REVIEW OF BANKRUPTCY

           Division 7.1--Annulment of bankruptcy

   7.01.   Application of Division 7.1  
   7.02.   Requirements for application  
   7.03.   Notice to creditors  
   7.04.   Report by trustee  
   7.05.   Entry and service of annulment order  

           Division 7.2--Review of sequestration order

   7.06.   Review of Registrar’s decision  

   PART 8--TRUSTEES

   8.01.   Objection to appointment of trustee (Bankruptcy Act s 157 (6))  
   8.02.   Resignation or release of trustee (Bankruptcy Act ss 180, 183)  

   PART 9--DEBT AGREEMENTS

   9.01.   Application of Part 9  
   9.02.   Requirements for application  
   9.03.   Service  
   9.04.   Notice to creditors  
   9.05.   Entry and service of order  

   PART 10--PERSONAL INSOLVENCY AGREEMENTS

   10.01.  Application of Part 10  
   10.02.  Requirements for application  
   10.03.  Service  
   10.04.  Notice to creditors  
   10.05.  Entry and service of order  

   PART 11--ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS

   11.01.  Creditor’s petition (Bankruptcy Act s 244)  
   11.02.  Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing of creditor’s petition  
   11.03.  Administrator’s petition (Bankruptcy Act s 247)  
   11.04.  Entry and service of order  

   PART 12--WARRANTS

   12.01.  Arrest of debtor or bankrupt (Bankruptcy Act s 78)  
   12.02.  Apprehension of person failing to attend Court (Bankruptcy Act s 264B (1))  

   PART 13--COSTS

           Division 13.1--Orders for costs

   13.01.  Basis for costs  

           Division 13.2--Short form bills of costs

   13.02.  Application of Division 13.2  
   13.03.  Short form bill of costs  
   13.04.  Claim for costs  
   13.05.  Attendance at taxation hearing  
           SCHEDULE 1 Forms
           SCHEDULE 2 Powers of the Court that may be exercised by a Registrar
           SCHEDULE 3 Notes to these Rules


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