BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966
[ CCH Note: Act No 80 of 2004, s 3 and Sch 2 item 12 contained the following transitional provision, effective 1 December 2004:
the application is a
pre-commencement annulment application
. as if those repeals had not happened and those amendments had not been made.
For the purposes of this item, if a composition or scheme of arrangement under Division 6 of Part IV of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 was annulled before 1 December 2004, the annulment is a pre-commencement annulment .
For the purposes of this item, if:
(a) an application is made before 1 December 2004 under subsection 75(4) of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 for the annulment of a composition or scheme of arrangement; and
(b) as at 1 December 2004, proceedings in relation to that application have not been finally determined;
Despite the repeals and amendments made by items 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this Schedule and item 41 of Schedule 1, the Bankruptcy Act 1966 and regulations under that Act continue to apply, in relation to:
(a) a pre-commencement annulment; and
(b) a pre-commencement annulment application; and
(c) an annulment that results from a pre-commencement annulment application;
the application is a pre-commencement annulment application .
as if those repeals had not happened and those amendments had not been made.
If the proposal is accepted by a special resolution of creditors at a meeting held in accordance with the Insolvency Practice Rules, the bankruptcy is annulled, by force of this subsection, on the day the special resolution was passed.
(Omitted by No 9 of 1992, s 15.) 74(5)
(Repealed by No 11 of 2016)
The trustee must, before the end of the period of 2 days beginning on that date, give the Official Receiver a written notice setting out the name and the bankruptcy number of the former bankrupt and the date of the annulment.
Penalty: 5 penalty units.
See also section 277B (about infringement notices).
Subsection (5A) is an offence of strict liability.
For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
Where a bankruptcy is annulled under this section, all sales and dispositions of property and payments duly made, and all acts done, by the trustee or any person acting under the authority of the trustee or the Court before the annulment shall be deemed to have been validly made or done but, subject to subsection (7), the property of the bankrupt still vested in the trustee vests in such person as the Court appoints or, in default of such an appointment, reverts to the bankrupt for all his or her estate or interest in it, on such terms and subject to such conditions (if any) as the Court orders.
Where a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth requires the transmission of property to be registered, any such property vested in the trustee at the time of the annulment of the bankruptcy, notwithstanding that it vests in equity in such person as the Court appoints or in the bankrupt, as the case may be, does not vest in that person or the bankrupt at law until the requirements of that law have been complied with.