Professor Christopher Symes’ paper in a recent issue of the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal (ARELJ) discusses the provisions in the Corporations Act that enable disclaimer by liquidators
of companies, the policy issues that surround both disclaimer and statutory priorities for claimants in insolvency and how these conflict with environmental law and practice. The paper also analyses the
Linc Energy (in liq) decisions and the position of the insolvency industry over certain environmental issues. The paper concludes with five recommendations for government. The paper draws upon
research that was first published 20 years ago by Professor Symes. At the recent Annual AMPLA Conference in Perth, Professor Symes’ paper was announced as ARELJ Best Paper of 2018.
And at the same conference,a recent graduate, Jemma Potenzy, (pictured with session chair, Dr Alex Wawryk) won the award for Best Paper for the Recent Developments session, for her paper on Hydrogen Projects and Gas Legislation