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Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:15 Sep 2015
Tabling date:10 Nov 2015
Deadline for submissions:02 Oct 2015
Date Ended:10 Nov 2015
Committee:Legislation Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:On 15 September 2015 the Legislative Council referred the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Bill 2015 to the Committee to inquire and report by 10 November 2015. The Committee is not authorised to inquire into the policy of the Bill. On 22 October 2015 the Legislative Council granted an extension to report until 12 November 2015.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Email dated 30 September 2015 from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia
• Related Document: Letter dated 13 October 2015 from Mr Andrew Mills, Second Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office
• Related Document: Letter dated 2 October 2015 from the Western Australian Bar Association
• Related Document: Letter dated 21 October 2015 from A L J Woodings, Official Liquidator, The Bell Group Ltd
• Related Document: Letter dated 22 October 2015 from Mr Rod Whithear, Chief Executive, Insurance Commission of Western Australia
• Related Document: Letter dated 24 September 2015 from Dentons UKMEA LLP
• Related Document: Letter dated 24 September 2015 from The Bell Group Ltd (in liquidation)
• Related Document: Letter dated 25 October 2015 from Ken Pettit SC
• Related Document: Letter dated 25 September 2015 from the Australian Taxation Office
• Related Document: Letter dated 25 September 2015 from the Western Australian Bar Association
• Related Document: Letter dated 26 October 2015 from David Hargreaves, Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office
• Related Document: Letter dated 29 October 2015 from David Hargreaves, Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office
• Related Document: Letter dated 29 September 2015 from The Law Society of Western Australia
• Related Document: The Bell Group Litigation Presentation from the State Solicitor's Office

Members conducting inquiry

Members:Hon. Robyn Mary McSweeney MLC
Hon. Dr Sally Elizabeth Talbot MLC
Hon. Donna Evelyn Mary Faragher MLC
Hon. Dave Grills MLC
Hon. Lynn Ellen MacLaren MLC
Substitute Members:
Hon. Kenneth (Ken) Dunstan Elder Travers MLCsubstitute forHon. Dr Sally Elizabeth Talbot MLC
Participating Members:Hon. Nicolas (Nick) Pierre Goiran MLC
Staff Members:Mr Alex Hickman, LLB (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Mrs Filomena Piffaretti (Committee Clerk)
Ms Anne Turner, B.Juris LLB (Advisory Officer (Legal))