Bankruptcy – gambling, excessive use of credit cards and blowing proceeds from sale of property – a dangerous cocktail!!

A recent Media Release by AFSA see link https://www.afsa.gov.au/resources/media-kit/media-archive/media-release-nsw-mcelwaine-nine-month-bond-for-offence-against-the-bankruptcy-act highlights the addiction of gambling and additionally that if forced into bankruptcy as a result of such gambling, then, in certain … Read More

Reinventing the ATO – More Insolvencies & Bankruptcies Possible!

Tax Commissioner Mr Chris Jordan has said in a speech to the Tax Institute on 19 March 2015 that the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) is bringing forward the point at … Read More

Why is risk-taking and entrepreneurship important to the Australian economy?


Risk is essential to the business environment. Entrepreneurship relies on creativity and imagination but with every new endeavour comes risk. The usual paradigm is that there is a direct relationship … Read More

The effect of the environmental movement on Insolvencies in Australia


There are three major contributors to Australian insolvency statistics

Obviously the overall health of the Australian Economy is important and this was clearly demonstrated in the Jones Partners Report on … Read More

Is Small Medium Enterprises — the heartland of the Australian economy?


It is clear that SMEs are the back bone of the Australian economy and at a recent function launching the Jones Partners Report into insolvency administrations in Australia Craig James, … Read More

Should I transfer the family home – Beware!!

We are continually surprised by individuals who transfer ownership of their property (usually the family home) to a co-owner or family member for no consideration or for consideration of less Read More

Insolvent Builders & Home Warranty Insurance (“HWI”)

For many individuals or couples one of the biggest purchases in their lives will be the construction of a new home. Unfortunately over the years there have been many residential … Read More

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Numbers – Not What You Might Expect!

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2014. A subject we are frequently asked about is what are the insolvency and bankruptcy statistics doing and what inferences can be gleaned from … Read More

Strengthening Our Presence in Greater Western Sydney – Narellan Office

We are excited and pleased to announce the opening of our new South West Sydney Office at Narellan. Daniel Soire, a Principal of Jones Partners and a Registered Liquidator, is … Read More

Strengthening our Presence in Greater Western Sydney

For many years now, Jones Partners has truly valued that importance of being accessible to professional advisors and business owners and individuals throughout Greater Western Sydney (“GWS”). The GWS  region … Read More