The Inspector-General is responsible for dealing with reviews of certain decisions made by trustees in bankruptcy, including the Official Trustee, under the Bankruptcy Act 1966.
Read more in Can I Appeal?
The decisions that can be reviewed are:
- Filing a notice of objection to discharge
- Issuing an income contribution assessment
- Deciding on or refusing to consider a hardship application with respect to an income contribution assessment
- Using a supervised bank account to collect income contributions
- Paying trustee’s remuneration and third party costs
Review decisions made by the Inspector-General can be further appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in certain circumstances.
The Inspector-General does not, however, have the authority to review other decisions made by trustees such as selling an asset or admitting or rejecting a proof of debt. These decisions can only be reviewed by the Federal Court.
The following forms should be used if requesting a review of an objection to discharge or a review of income contributions. All other review requests should be made in writing and accompanied by the appropriate documentation. Read more in Can I Appeal?
- Application for review of objection
- Application for review of income
- Application for review of trustee remuneration
You can send your request for review using on of the following methods:
- Online: please use our Send us a document form.
- Email: send to regulations.review [at] afsa.gov.au.
- Post: send to 'Director, Regulation & Enforcement' in the state where the trustee operates:
For Qld, WA & NT
PO Box 10443, Adelaide Street, BRISBANE 4001
For Vic, Tas & SA
GPO Box 2851, MELBOURNE 3001
For NSW & ACT
GPO Box 548, SYDNEY 2001
Contact us if you have any further questions.