BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART V - CONTROL OVER PERSON AND PROPERTY OF DEBTORS AND BANKRUPTS  

Division 2 - Offshore information notices  

SECTION 81A   ISSUE OF NOTICES  

81A(1)   [Official Receiver may request information, books etc]  

If the Official Receiver has reason to believe that:


(a) information relevant to the examinable affairs of a bankrupt is:


(i) known (whether exclusively or otherwise) by a person outside Australia; or

(ii) recorded (whether exclusively or otherwise) in a book outside Australia; or


(b) books relevant to the examinable affairs of a bankrupt are outside Australia (whether or not copies are in Australia or, if the books are copies of other books, whether or not those other books are in Australia);

the Official Receiver, by written notice (in this Division called the offshore information notice ) given to any person, may request the person:


(c) to give to the Official Receiver, within the period and in the manner set out in that notice, any such information; or


(d) to produce to the Official Receiver, within the period and in the manner set out in that notice, any such books; or


(e) to make copies of any such books and to produce to the Official Receiver, within the period and in the manner set out in that notice, those copies.

81A(2)   [Period must end - 90 days]  

The period set out in the offshore information notice must end 90 days after the date on which the notice is given.




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