Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2018

On 7 December 2017 the Senate referred the provisions of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2017 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2018.


The bill was to be introduced into the House of Representatives in late 2017, but this did not occur. To enable stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed legislation, the committee released an exposure draft of the 2018 bill, together with an exposure draft of the explanatory memorandum.


The bill was subsequently introduced on 14 February 2018. The committee understands that no substantive changes were made between these exposure drafts, and the bill and its accompanying explanatory memorandum.


Submissions for this inquiry should be addressed to this committee in the usual way. The deadline for submissions to the inquiry is 16 February 2018.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

The bill would amend the Bankruptcy Act 1966 to make various provisions for debt agreement administrators, debt agreements, and the powers of the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy with respect to debt agreements and debt agreement administrators.

Past Public Hearings

06 Mar 2018: Melbourne
05 Mar 2018: Sydney


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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