Bankruptcy Act 1966
If a person has received any money or property as a result of a transaction that is void against the trustee of a bankrupt under Division 3 , the Official Receiver:
(a) if the Official Trustee is the trustee - on the initiative of the Official Receiver; or
(b) if a registered trustee is the trustee - on application by the trustee;
may require the person, by written notice given to the person, to pay to the trustee an amount equal to whichever of the following is applicable:
(ii) the transaction is by way of a contribution to an eligible superannuation plan for the benefit of a person (the beneficiary ) who may or may not be the bankrupt; and
whichever is the lesser of the following:
(iii) the beneficiary is a member of the eligible superannuation plan;
(iv) the money or the value of the property received;
(v) the beneficiary ' s withdrawal benefit in relation to the eligible superannuation plan;
(d) in any other case - the money or the value of the property received.
The notice must set out the facts and circumstances because of which the Official Receiver considers that the transaction is void against the trustee.
(a) require the amount to be paid at a time or within a period set out in the notice; or
(b) require the amount to be paid at such times, and in such instalments, as are set out in the notice.
After the Official Receiver has given a notice to a person under subsection (1), the Official Receiver may at any time, by a further notice given to the person, revoke or amend the first-mentioned notice.
If the Official Receiver gives a notice under this section, the Official Receiver must send a copy of the notice to the bankrupt and, if a registered trustee is the trustee, to the trustee.
A notice to be given under this section to the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or to an authority of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory, is taken to be duly given if it is given to a person who, by any law, regulation, appointment or authority, has the function of paying, or in fact pays, money on behalf of a Department of the Commonwealth, of that State or of that Territory, or on behalf of the authority, as the case may be.
If a person is required by a notice under this section to pay to the trustee the value of any property, the requirement is taken to be complied with if the property is transferred to the trustee.
An amount payable by a person to the trustee under this section is recoverable by the trustee as a debt by action against the person in a court of competent jurisdiction.
For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(c)(ii), disregard a benefit that is payable in the event of the death of a person.
In this section: