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Vic Liq has intriguing gig from accountant of interest

Melbourne liquidator Andrew Poulter has picked up the kind of appointment that might be expected to attract close attention. A fortnight ago Poulter filed his Declaration of Independence, Relevant Relationships and Indemnities (DIRRI) in relation to a company called PBDB Services Pty Ltd. The DIRRI revealed that the referrer was fellow Melbourne-based liquidator Ross McDermott, who, in between listening to your correspondent’s enquiries, took the…

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Industry acts as Treasury releases phoenix reforms

Federal Treasury yesterday released its Reforms to combat illegal phoenix activity – Draft Legislation and the insolvency industry’s key association produced a summary of the exposure draft’s key points and invited members to provide feedback for inclusion in the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association’s (ARITA) submission. The reforms – which are a centrepiece of Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer’s anti-phoenix crusade, will: Create new phoenix offences to target those…