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  • When is a construction company insolvent?

    Summary The construction industry in Australia has a high rate of company liquidations (about a quarter of all company liquidations); Liquidations in the construction industry have a substantial impact on industry participants themselves (developers, contractors and sub-contractors), as well as the broader economy; In determining solvency/insolvency in the construction industry, the focus is on cash […]

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  • What needs to be changed in Australian insolvency law: More carrots and less stick for directors

    Summary Australian insolvency law, as it currently stands, incentivises the termination of businesses upon insolvency; An alternative model would incentivise the genuine ‘turnaround’ or transformation of a business so that it would continue as a going concern; Policymakers should consider whether Australia needs to adopt ‘debtor-in-possession’ mechanisms or, alternatively, make it easier to carry out […]

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