Bankruptcy Act 1966
Note: See section 4A .PART 3 - GENERAL RULES RELATING TO ESTATE ADMINISTRATIONS
The Inspector-General may audit, or cause to be audited, the books referred to in section 70-5 (annual administration return), 70-10 (administration books) or 70-11 (books when trading). Audit on the Inspector-General ' s initiative or on request 70-15(2)
The audit may be conducted:
(a) on the Inspector-General ' s own initiative; or
(b) at the request of the regulated debtor; or
(c) at the request of a creditor. Auditor must prepare a report 70-15(3)
The person carrying out the audit must prepare a report on the audit. Inspector-General must give a copy of the report 70-15(4)
The Inspector-General must give a copy of the report to:
(a) the trustee of the estate; and
(b) the person who requested the report (if any). Costs of an audit 70-15(5)
The costs of an audit under this section must be determined by the Inspector-General and is to be borne by the estate. Qualified privilege in relation to audit reports 70-15(6)
A person who conducts an audit under this section has qualified privilege (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 ) in respect of any report prepared under subsection (3) that is given to a person under subsection (4) or otherwise published.
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