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AIIP inaugural conference kicks off in Canberra

Amid near-zero nightly temperatures and the final parliamentary sitting week before the winter break the inaugural conference of the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (AIIP) commenced yesterday and the mood for change was palpable. Change it seems, is what’s needed, and in the art deco halls of the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, cases for radical change were put forward. During a Future of Insolvency panel…

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Chaff flies at Senate rural lending inquisition

The transcripts of the latest session of the Senate inquiry into Lending to Primary Production Customers contain some illuminating insights into perceptions of the insolvency profession. Put simply, a few unfortunate examples of a less than ideal outcome – say a rural property being sold by receivers at a price unlikely to pop corks – seem to have been taken by the Senate Committee as…