Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
Bankruptcy Act 1966
  and
Family Law Act 1975
  to clarify the interaction between family law and bankruptcy, particularly in relation to the rights of the non-bankrupt spouse and the interests of creditors; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
  to: establish a supervised account regime for the collection by a bankruptcy trustee of a bankrupt’s assessed income contributions; and prevent the use of financial and maintenance agreements to defeat the claims of creditors. Also contains application provisions. 

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House of Representatives
11 Aug 2004Introduced and read a first time
11 Aug 2004Second reading moved
31 Aug 2004Lapsed at dissolution

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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