INSOLVENCY – Dormant mining company with insufficient cash to meet liabilities – Ownership of valuable mining tenements through subsidiary – Whether tenements realisable within reasonable period to enable payment of debts – Whether company able to pay all its debts as and when they became due and payable – Whether fact that tenements necessary for company’s ongoing business precluded them from being treated as realisable assets – Jingellic Minerals NL v Beach Petroleum NL (1991) 56 SASR 532 considered – Rees v Bank of New South Wales (1964) 111 CLR 210, Re Timbatec Pty Ltd (1974) 24 FLR 30, Switz Pty Ltd v Glowbind Pty Ltd (2000) 18 ACLC 343 applied – Re Adnot Pty Ltd (1982) 7 ACLR 212, Re Newark Pty Ltd (in liq) [1993] 1 Qd R 409 distinguished – Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ss 95A, 459A, 585. INSOLVENCY – Whether subsidiary insolvent – Whether subsidiary should be wound up on the just and equitable ground – Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ss 459A, 461(1)(k). CORPORATIONS – Uncommercial transaction – Company gave security to lender over all its shares in subsidiary which owned valuable mining tenement pursuant to bond deed and general security deed – Company received $400,000 pursuant to bond deed – Onerous provisions including events of default and consequences of default – Whether reasonable person in company’s circumstances would not have entered into transaction – Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ss 588FB, 588FC, 588FE, 588FF. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – New ground sought to be argued on appeal which had been abandoned at trial – Leave to rely on new ground refused.

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