INO Opinion

Will inquisition end as Carnell calls it quits?

Opinion Incoming Small Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson. Small Business Ombudsman and liquidator’s bane Kate Carnell. Insolvency practitioners can but hope that the persecution will end now that former Federal Minister of Small Business Bruce Billson has been anointed to replace the inquisitorial Kate Carnell as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). Billson did not return calls yesterday to explain how or even if…

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Wedding 5 years earlier too soon for ASIC

Many will have seen the 12th ASIC Corporate Insolvency Update land in their email inboxes yesterday but iNO wonders how many clicked on the first case study, which details, without naming names, a curious story about a wedding to illustrate the extent of the precautions ASIC expects liquidators to take when assessing potential threats to their independence. Independence is always a hot topic and this…