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Consultations and reviews

Guaranteeing a minimum return of class action proceeds to class members

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The Australian Government is consulting on the best way to guarantee a statutory minimum return of the gross proceeds of a class action.

The bankruptcy system and the impacts of coronavirus

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This webpage provides information about public consultation on possible changes to the bankruptcy system to inform the government’s ongoing response to address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bankruptcy Regulations 2021 – Exposure Draft consultation

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The Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 are due to sunset on 1 April 2021. We have been working to remake the existing regulations, with minor and technical amendments proposed.

Industry Consultation on Financial Products and the Personal Property Securities Act

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The department is seeking the views of industry experts on the provisions in the Personal Properties Act 2009 regarding financial property and intermediated securities.
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Exposure draft native title reforms

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In 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Indigenous Affairs released exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, for public comment.

Review of financial hardship arrangements

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On 28 March 2018, the Attorney-General announced that the Department would lead a review into hardship arrangements and how they interact with the consumer credit reporting framework. A discussion paper sought public submissions and outlined the review process and key issues relevant to the review.

Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993

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The page outlines the process of proposed reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 which occurred through the release of an options paper and invitation for consultation. The page links to the submissions received in response to this options paper. The page also summarises the outcomes of the exposure draft’s consultation and the introduction of the Bill into the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

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In 2014, a review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act) was announced as required by section 343 of the PPS Act. The final report was tabled before Parliament on 18 March 2015.