Debt Recovery and Insolvency (ALRC Report 36)

ALRC Report 36 (tabled 21 October 1987) arose from the same reference as Insolvency: The Regular Payment of Debts (ALRC Report 6). During its work on the first report, the Commission identified that judgment debt recovery procedures in the States and Territories could contribute to worsening insolvency. Accordingly, the Commission investigated these procedures more fully in ALRC Report 36.

The report identified that the existing debt recovery procedures differed across jurisdictions and that this posed a problem when debts incurred in one jurisdiction needed to be recovered in another.

ALRC Report 36 concluded that many court procedures were inefficient and wasteful of both court and creditor resources.

View ALRC Report 36 in HTMLon the AustLII website.