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Insolvency reform to address corporate avoidance of employee entitlements

The Commonwealth has released an exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018 (Bill) for consultation which will make key amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act). The Bill strengthens the current provisions aimed to deter companies from diverting assets to avoid the payment of employee entitlements on insolvency. The proposed changes will impact:

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11-figure ABN adds up to 7-figure dollar loss as Supreme Court rules on defective PPSR registration

On 2 May 2017, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision refusing an application to extend time to register a security interest in Production Printing (Aust) Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] NSWSC 505.

The decision followed shortly after that of OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) [2017] NSWSC 21 (OneSteel) in which it was held that registering a security interest on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) against a grantor’s Australian Business Number (ABN) rather than its Australian Company Number (ACN) affords no protection and will result in the security interest vesting in the grantor if it becomes insolvent.

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