BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART IV - PROCEEDINGS IN CONNEXION WITH BANKRUPTCY  

Division 3 - Debtors ' petitions  

SECTION 56G   INSPECTION OF STATEMENTS OF AFFAIRS OF PARTNERS AND PARTNERSHIPS  

56G(1)   [Inspection of statements given to Official Receiver]  

A person may inspect, obtain a copy of, or take extracts from, any statement of affairs that was given to the Official Receiver in connection with a debtor ' s petition against a partnership.

56G(2)   [Fees]  

Before inspecting, obtaining a copy of or taking extracts from a statement, the person must pay the fee determined by the Minister by legislative instrument, unless:


(a) the person states in writing that he or she is a creditor of the partnership or of a member of the partnership who became a bankrupt as a result of the petition; or


(aa) the person is a member of the partnership who became a bankrupt as a result of the petition; or


(b) the person is an agent of a person described in paragraph (a) or (aa).

56G(3)   [Inspection of statements by bankrupt]  

A person who has become a bankrupt by force of section 56E may, without fee and either personally or by an agent:


(a) inspect any statement of affairs that accompanied the petition; and


(b) obtain a copy of, or make extracts from, any statement of affairs that accompanied the petition.

56G(4)   [Role of Official Receiver in regards to access]  

If the approved form for a statement of affairs indicates that particular information in the statement will not be made available to the public, then the Official Receiver must ensure that the information is not made available under this section to any person (other than a member of the partnership who became a bankrupt as a result of the petition or an agent of such a member).

56G(5)   [Access where safety is an issue]  

The Official Receiver may refuse to allow a person access under this section to particular information in a statement of affairs on the ground that access to that information would jeopardise, or be likely to jeopardise, the safety of any person.




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