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Virgin & Voluntary Administration: What Does This Mean?

With COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, many airlines are struggling.

News broke late yesterday that Virgin Australia has now been placed into voluntary administration, with $5 billion in debts.

What exactly does “voluntary administration” mean?

Voluntary administration is one form of dealing with business insolvency in Australia.

Insolvency occurs when a business cannot pay their debts by the due date.

Other methods include liquidation and receivership.

Section 1.5.12 of the Corporations Act 2001 describes voluntary administration as:

“2.1 Voluntary administration

If a company experiences financial problems, the directors may appoint an administrator to take over the operations of the company to see if the company’s creditors and the company can work out a solution to the company’s problems.

If the company’s creditors and the company cannot agree, the company may be wound up (see 12.3).”

The appointed administrators, Deloitte, believe Virgin will be back in the air again once the companies debts are reduced and new owners are located.

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