This edition has been supported by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre
In July 2013, a group of Australian and New Zealand academics who specialise in studying insolvency law, and who meet under the name of the Insolvency Academics Network (IAN) met at the Queensland University of Technology for their annual roundtable discussion. The IAN meeting was sponsored by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre within the QUT Faculty of Law. For that year there was a theme of dealing with personal insolvency only. The academics were joined by a number of representatives of the Australian Financial Security Authority as well as a representative of the Australian Reconstruction Insolvency and Turnaround Association. This special edition contains a number of the papers that were presented on that day. As editors of this special edition we are grateful to the authors, the anonymous reviewers and the editorial staff at the Journal who have assisted in putting this edition together along with the Directors of the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre. We also take the opportunity to thank the participants at the Insolvency Academics Network meeting in July 2013 and we hope that that discussion along with these articles will promote further debate about our personal insolvency law in the future.