Inquiry into the Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment
(Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006
Information about the inquiry
On 7 December 2006, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate
Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by
8 February 2007.
The Bill proposes to: allow bankruptcy trustees to recover superannuation
contributions made prior to bankruptcy with the intention of defeating the
claims of creditors; provide for certain rural support grants to be exempt
from the property available to pay creditors in cases of bankruptcy; and
make minor technical amendments to clarify or improve the operation of the
Bankruptcy Act 1966.
Submissions are called for by 19 January 2007. Submissions become
Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the
Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by
parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the
secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600