BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART IV - PROCEEDINGS IN CONNEXION WITH BANKRUPTCY  

Division 3 - Debtors ' petitions  

SECTION 56B   PRESENTATION OF A DEBTOR ' S PETITION AGAINST A PARTNERSHIP  

56B(1)   [Petition must be presented to Official Receiver]  

Any debtor ' s petition against a partnership must be presented to the Official Receiver.

56B(2)   [Approved form]  

A petition must be in accordance with the approved form.

56B(3)   [Petition must be accompanied by statements]  

A petition must be accompanied by:


(a) a statement of affairs of each member of the partnership by whom the petition is presented; and


(b) a statement of the partnership affairs; and


(c) a copy of each of those statements.

56B(4)   [Official Receiver may reject petition]  

The Official Receiver may reject a petition if:


(a) the petition does not comply substantially with the approved form; or


(b) the petition is not accompanied by the statements of affairs of each petitioning partner and of the partnership; or


(c) the Official Receiver thinks that any of the statements of affairs accompanying the petition is inadequate.

56B(5)   [Official Receiver must give information]  

Before accepting a debtor ' s petition against a partnership, the Official Receiver must give the information prescribed by the regulations to each member of the partnership who joined in presenting the petition.




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