Division 2 - Jurisdiction and powers of courts in bankruptcy  


29(1)   [All Courts with jurisdiction]  

All Courts having jurisdiction under this Act, the Judges of those Courts and the officers of or under the control of those Courts shall severally act in aid of and be auxiliary to each other in all matters of bankruptcy.

29(2)   [Aid to external Territories, other countries]  

In all matters of bankruptcy, the Court:

(a) shall act in aid of and be auxiliary to the courts of the external Territories, and of prescribed countries, that have jurisdiction in bankruptcy; and

(b) may act in aid of and be auxiliary to the courts of other countries that have jurisdiction in bankruptcy.

29(3)   [Request for aid]  

Where a letter of request from a court of an external Territory, or of a country other than Australia, requesting aid in a matter of bankruptcy is filed in the Court, the Court may exercise such powers with respect to the matter as it could exercise if the matter had arisen within its own jurisdiction.

29(4)   [Court may request aid]  

The Court may request a court of an external Territory, or of a country other than Australia, that has jurisdiction in bankruptcy to act in aid of and be auxiliary to it in any matter of bankruptcy.

29(5)   [ Prescribed country ]  

In this section, prescribed country means:

(a) the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand;

(b) a country prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subsection; and

(c) a colony, overseas territory or protectorate of a country specified in paragraph (a) or of a country so prescribed.


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