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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/15  
Second reading moved 18/03/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/03/2015): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/05/2015)
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