the period of bankruptcy can be extended by a trustee. When this happens, the trustee lodges an Objection with the Official Receiver at ITSA. Once it is registered on the National Personal Insolvency System, it is an valid objection. A trustee can lodge an objection If a bankrupt fails to co-operate, or fails to meet the requirements of the Bankruptcy Act. In this instance, a bankruptcy can be extended to a 5 or 8 year period from the date the bankrupt files their Statement of Affairs with ITSA through the Official Receiver. In certain circumstances, the period of bankruptcy does not commence until a bankrupt returns to Australia.