On 14 November 2019

On 7 November 2019 ASIC applied to the Federal Court seeking an inquiry into the conduct of Jason Bettles, Partner of Worrells Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.

Worrells’ Jason Bettles was appointed as liquidator to a number of companies in the Members Alliance Group in July 2016.

Worrells’ Managing Partner, Raj Khatri said, “Given the passage of time, we’re naturally disappointed that this unexpected application has been made by the regulator.

“Jason continues to have the firm’s full support. His practice and leadership within the firm remain unaffected and we’re ready and willing to assist him address ASIC’s concerns in the Federal Court setting”.

Worrells has 33 offices nationally and 29 partners, across Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, and WA. Worrells has been providing solvency management, insolvency administration, and forensic investigation services for 46 years.
—ENDS—

Notes:
The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT) is an ATO-led joint-agency taskforce established on 1 July 2015.

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/The-fight-against-tax-crime/Our-focus/Serious-Financial-Crime-Taskforce/ 

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/The-fight-against-tax-crime/Our-focus/Illegal-phoenix-activity/Phoenix-Taskforce-outcomes/

Further enquiries:
Stuart Barton
BlueChip Communication
stuart@bluechipcommunication.com.au
0449 533 085

Raj Khatri

Raj Khatri joined the firm in 1986 rising to become a Partner in 1994. His area of specialty is all aspects of Corporate and Personal Insolvency and has over 30 years of experience in the field. Raj is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand , Fellow member of Governance Institute of Australia and member of Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association.

T: (07) 3225 4320 E: raj.khatri@worrells.net.au

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