ASIC 2017/2018 Report on Insolvencies Just Released

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ASIC has just released its Report on Insolvencies for 2017/2018. 84% of insolvencies involve small companies with: 20 or fewer employees Assets of $100,000 or less 39% with liabilities less than $250,000 61% with liabilities greater than $250,000 97% of all small company liquidations result … Read More

Director Identification Numbers Looking Likely

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  Have Your Say     Company directors will be compelled to register for a lifetime ID number or face penalties including a year in prison under a Commonwealth plan to fight phoenixing activity. Support for company ‘director identification numbers’, known as DINs, has long … Read More

All About Phoenix Transactions and Scams

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Porsche, Range Rover and houses: How Nissan-driving Tim got caught in scam By Sarah Danckert Sydney Morning Herald Article 28 August 2018 Hit with a tax bill, locksmith Tim Batchelor thought the best thing to do was to follow a family friend’s advice and get some … Read More

Collapse of book distributor strands hundreds

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Collapse of book distributor strands hundreds By Linda Morris 19 August 2018 — 5:31pm The collapse of a “stalwart” Melbourne book distributor has stranded hundreds of tiny publishers and self-published authors in the lead-up to the Christmas buying spree. Dennis Jones & Associates has been the … Read More

The Perils of Loud Letters of Demand

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I thought I would pass on an article written by the solicitor, leading insolvency commentator and author of the Insolvency Bible, Michael Murray. Source: The perils of loud letters of demand A creditor being paid its debt following a letter of demand can be a Pyrrhic … Read More

Defending Unfair Preference Claims

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In every liquidation, Liquidators seek to identify and recover monies paid to creditors where it can be shown the recipient knew or suspected a Company was insolvent at the time payment was made. The primary purpose of the law of Unfair Preference Claims is to … Read More

Replacing a Liquidator – It Ain’t Easy!

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Recent reforms under the Insolvency Law Reform Act intended to make the replacement of an External Administrator/Liquidator easier for creditors to achieve but in reality, it may have had the opposite effect. In the past, liquidations instigated by the directors/shareholders required the appointee take the … Read More

Managing Accounts Receivable in a Declining Market

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Insufficient or declining sales is something that every proprietor or company director will experience at some point in the lifecycle of the business. When sales begin to slide, you may find that you are no longer in a position to cover fixed costs. Without foresight … Read More