BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966
Note: See section 4A .PART 2 - REGISTERING AND DISCIPLINING PRACTITIONERS Division 10 - Introduction SECTION 10-1 SIMPLIFIED OUTLINE OF THIS PART
An individual may apply to the Inspector-General to be registered as a trustee. The Inspector-General will refer the application to a committee who will consider the applicant ' s qualifications, conduct and fitness and whether the applicant will take out appropriate insurance. Registration may be subject to conditions, is for 3 years and may be renewed.
A registered trustee must:
Disciplining registered trustees
If a registered trustee fails to comply with certain requirements, such as the requirement to lodge a document or give information, the Inspector-General may give directions that may result in the trustee being unable to accept further appointments. The Inspector-General may also seek a Court order.
The Inspector-General may suspend or cancel a trustee ' s registration in certain circumstances. The Inspector-General may also give the trustee a show-cause notice. If such a notice is given and no sufficient explanation is given, the Inspector-General may take further disciplinary action on the decision of a committee.
Industry bodies may notify the Inspector-General where they suspect there are grounds for disciplinary action.
The Court has broad powers to make orders in relation to registered trustees (including imposing conditions on registration).