As a result of the operation of the sunsetting provisions contained in Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act, the current Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006, as well as the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2005, will be automatically repealed.

With effect from 1 April 2016, the Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will replace the current Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006. Similarly, the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will replace the current Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2005.

The new Federal Circuit Court approved forms for use in bankruptcy proceedings are now available. Similarly, the Federal Court approved forms for use in bankruptcy proceedings will be published on the Federal Court website (www.fedcourt.gov.au).

To ensure that there is no lacuna between the repeal of the existing Bankruptcy Rules and the commencement of the new Bankruptcy Rules, the Federal Circuit Court has agreed to adopt the Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Repeal Rules 2016Transitional provisions, in those rules, permit the prescribed forms under the existing Bankruptcy Rules to continue to be used for up to six (6) months

For further information see:

Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 (Federal Court of Australia)

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