Information about the inquiry

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.

Lodging Submissions

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:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794