BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART XVI - MISCELLANEOUS  

SECTION 315   REGULATIONS  

315(1)  
The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:


(a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or


(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

315(2)  


In particular, the regulations may:


(a) provide for the establishment, maintenance, correction and inspection of the National Personal Insolvency Index; and


(b) specify matters that must be, or may be, entered in the Index; and


(c) provide for the obtaining of extracts of material entered in the Index; and


(d) provide for the use of extracts of material entered in the Index in evidence in proceedings under this Act and other laws of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory; and


(e) provide for immunity from actions for defamation arising out of publication of material in the Index or publication of extracts of material from the Index; and


(f) provide for information and documents to be given to persons for entry in the Index; and


(g) provide for the means of service of documents; and


(h) provide for the publication of notice of specified events; and


(i) (Repealed by No 11 of 2016)


(j) provide for the charging and payment of fees, but not the setting of amounts of fees other than fees mentioned in paragraph 81(17)(b) , in relation to:


(i) proceedings under this Act; and

(ii) inspection of material entered in the Index or the Register of Trustees; and

(iii) obtaining extracts of material entered in the Index or the Register of Trustees; and

(iv) inspection and copying of documents given to Official Receivers; and

(v) the making of other requests or applications under this Act or the presentation or lodgment of other documents under this Act; and


(k) prescribe penalties not exceeding 50 penalty units for offences against the regulations; and


(l) provide for a person who is alleged to have committed an offence against the regulations to pay a penalty to the Commonwealth as an alternative to prosecution (being a penalty not exceeding one-fifth of the maximum fine that a court could impose on the person for that offence).




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