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Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010

Schedule 5 Other amendments of the Trade Practices Act 1974

   

1  Title

Omit “ certain Trade Practices ”, substitute “ competition, fair trading and consumer protection, and for other purposes ”.

2  Section 1

Omit “ Trade Practices Act 1974 ”, substitute “ Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ”.

Note:       This item amends the short title of the Act. If another amendment of the Act is described by reference to the Act’s previous short title, that other amendment has effect after the commencement of this item as an amendment of the Act under its amended short title (see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).

3  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Australian Consumer Law )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Australian Consumer Law means Schedule 2 as applied under Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part XI.

4  Subsection 4(1) (definition of commencing date )

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 4(1) (definition of consumer contract )

Repeal the definition.

6  Subsection 4(1) (definition of enforcement proceeding )

Repeal the definition.

6A  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Family Court Judge )

Repeal the definition.

7  Subsection 4(1) (definition of financial product )

Repeal the definition.

8  Subsection 4(1) (definition of financial service )

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 4(1) (definition of infringement notice )

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 4(1) (definition of infringement notice compliance period )

Repeal the definition.

11  Subsection 4(1) (definition of infringement notice provision )

Repeal the definition.

12  Subsection 4(1) (definition of non-party consumer )

Repeal the definition.

13  Subsection 4(1) (definition of personal injury )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

personal injury includes:

                     (a)  pre-natal injury; or

                     (b)  impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition; or

                     (c)  disease;

but does not include an impairment of a person’s mental condition unless the impairment consists of a recognised psychiatric illness.

14  Subsection 4(1) (definition of provision ) (the definition inserted by item 4 of Schedule 1 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 1) 2010 )

Repeal the definition.

15  Subsection 4(1) (definition of rely on )

Repeal the definition.

16  Subsection 4(1) (definition of substantiation notice )

Repeal the definition.

17  Subsection 4(1) (definition of substantiation notice compliance period )

Repeal the definition.

18  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

this Act includes Schedule 2 to the extent that it is applied under Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part XI.

19  Subsection 4(1) (definition of unfair )

Repeal the definition.

20  Subsection 4(1) (definition of unsolicited goods )

Repeal the definition.

21  Subsection 4(1) (definition of unsolicited services )

Repeal the definition.

22  Section 4KA

Repeal the section, substitute:

4KA   Definitions etc. that do not apply in Part XI or Schedule 2

                   Despite any other provision of this Act, sections 4 to 4K do not affect the meaning of any expression used in Part XI or Schedule 2, unless a contrary intention appears.

23  Sections 4KB and 4KC

Repeal the sections.

24  Section 4L

Omit “section 87, 87AAA or 87A”, substitute “section 51ADB or 87”.

25  Paragraphs 5(1)(b) to (ea)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  Part XI;

                     (c)  the Australian Consumer Law (other than Part 5-3);

26  Paragraph 5(1)(f)

Omit “, (c), (e) or (ea)”, substitute “or (c)”.

27  Subsection 5(3)

After “section 82”, insert “, or under section 236 of the Australian Consumer Law,”.

28  Subsection 5(4)

After “or (1A)”, insert “, or under subsection 237(1) or 238(1) of the Australian Consumer Law,”.

29  Paragraph 6(2)(a)

Omit “45DB, 55 or 75AZH”, substitute “45DB, or section 33 or 155 of the Australian Consumer Law,”.

30  Paragraph 6(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the following provisions:

                              (i)  sections 44ZZRF, 44ZZRG, 44ZZRJ, 44ZZRK, 45, 45B, 45D to 45EB (other than section 45DB), 46 and 46A;

                             (ii)  Part VIII;

                            (iii)  sections 31 and 43, Division 3 of Part 3-1, and sections 50, 153, 163, 164 and 168, of the Australian Consumer Law;

                            were, by express provision, confined in their operation to engaging in conduct to the extent to which the conduct takes place in the course of or in relation to:

                            (iv)  trade or commerce between Australia and places outside Australia; or

                             (v)  trade or commerce among the States; or

                            (vi)  trade or commerce within a Territory, between a State and a Territory or between 2 Territories; or

                           (vii)  the supply of goods or services to the Commonwealth or an authority or instrumentality of the Commonwealth; and

31  Paragraph 6(2)(c)

Omit “Division 2 of Part V”, substitute “Division 1 of Part 3-2 of the Australian Consumer Law”

32  Paragraph 6(2)(c)

Omit “Division 2A of that Part or in Part VA to the supply of goods”, substitute “Part 3-5 or 5-4 of the Australian Consumer Law to the supply of goods or services”.

33  Paragraph 6(2)(c)

Omit “or the supply of goods”, substitute “or the supply of goods or services”.

34  Paragraph 6(2)(ca)

Omit “Part 2”, substitute “Part 2-3”.

35  Paragraph 6(2)(h)

After “or 151AJ”, insert “or in section 229 of the Australian Consumer Law,”.

36  Subsection 6(3)

Omit “Part IVA, of Divisions 1, 1A and 1AA of Part V and of Divisions 2 and 3 of Part VC”, substitute “Parts 2-1, 2-2, 3-1 (other than Division 3), 3-3, 3-4, 4-1 (other than Division 3), 4-3, 4-4 and 5-3 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

37  Paragraph 6(3)(a)

Omit “sections 55 and 75AZH”, substitute “sections 33 and 155 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

38  Paragraph 6(3)(b)

Omit “those provisions”, substitute “the provisions of Part XI”.

39  Subsection 6(3A)

Omit “Part 2”, substitute “Part 2-3”.

40  Subsection 6(4)

Omit “Part IVA and of Division 1 (other than sections 53A and 55) and Divisions 1AAA and 1AA of Part V and of Division 2 of Part VC (other than sections 75AZD, 75AZH and 75AZO)”, substitute “Parts 2-2, 3-1 (other than sections 30 and 33), Part 4-1 (other than sections 152, 155 and 164) and 5-3 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

41  Subsection 6(5)

Omit “section 73”, substitute “sections 279, 282 and 283 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

42  Subsection 6(5)

Omit “that section has”, substitute “those sections have”.

43  Subsection 6(5)

Omit “paragraph 73(6)(a)”, substitute “paragraphs 279(3)(a), 282(2)(a) and 283(5)(a) of the Australian Consumer Law”.

44  Subsection 6(5)

Omit “the supplier had”, substitute “the supplier has”.

45  Subsection 6(6)

Repeal the subsection.

46  Section 6AA

Omit “, VC”.

47  Subsection 26(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Commission may, by resolution, delegate:

                     (a)  any of its functions and powers under or in relation to Parts VI and XI and the Australian Consumer Law; and

                     (b)  any of its powers under Part XII that relate to those Parts or the Australian Consumer Law;

to a staff member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission within the meaning of section 5 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 .

Note:       The heading to section 26 is altered by omitting “ in relation to unconscionable conduct and consumer protection ” and substituting “ of certain functions and powers ”.

48  Paragraph 29(1A)(b)

Omit “section 65J, 65K, 65M or 65N”, substitute “Division 3 of Part XI”.

49  Parts IVA, V, VA and VC

Repeal the Parts.

50  Subsection 75B(1)

Omit “Part IV, IVA, IVB, V or VC, or of section 95AZN or of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “Part IV or IVB, or of section 95AZN”.

51  Sections 76E and 76F

Repeal the sections.

Note:       The heading to section 76 is altered by omitting “ —restrictive trade practices etc. ”.

52  Subsection 77(1)

Omit “or 76E”.

53  Subsection 77A(3) (definition of civil liability )

Omit “, or a pecuniary penalty under section 76E”.

54  Paragraph 78(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  has contravened a provision of Part IV (other than section 44ZZRF or 44ZZRG); or

Note:       The heading to section 78 is altered by omitting “ or V or Australian Consumer Law ”.

55  Subsection 79(1)

Omit “or a provision of Part VC”.

Note:       The heading to section 79 is altered by omitting “ or Part VC etc. ”.

56  Subsections 79(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

57  Subsection 79(5)

Omit “or a provision of Part VC”.

58  Subsection 79(6)

Repeal the subsection.

59  Subsection 79A(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a fine has been imposed on a person for:

                              (i)  an offence against section 44ZZRF, 44ZZRG, 154Q or 155; or

                             (ii)  an offence against section 149.1 of the Criminal Code that relates to Part XID; and

                     (b)  the person defaults in payment of the fine;

a Court may:

                     (c)  exercise any power that the Court has apart from this section with respect to the enforcement and recovery of fines imposed by the Court; or

                     (d)  make an order, on the application of the Minister or the Commission, declaring that the fine is to have effect, and may be enforced, as if it were a judgment debt under a judgment of the Court.

60  Subparagraph 79B(a)(i)

Omit “or 76E”.

61  Subparagraph 79B(a)(ii)

Omit “or Part VC”.

62  Paragraph 80(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a contravention of a provision of:

                              (i)  Part IV; or

                             (ii)  Division 2 or 5 of Part IVB; or

63  Subsection 80(1C)

Repeal the subsection.

64  Subsection 82(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (1AAA), a person”, substitute “A person”.

65  Subsection 82(1)

Omit “Part IV, IVA, IVB or V or section 51AC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “Part IV or IVB”.

66  Subsections 82(1AAA) to (1B)

Repeal the subsections.

67  Subsection 82(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

68  Subsection 82(3)

Repeal the subsection.

69  Section 83

Omit “subsection 87(1A) or 87AAA(1)”, substitute “subsection 51ADB(1) or 87(1A)”.

70  Section 83

Omit “or a provision of Part VC”.

71  Section 83

Omit “Part IV, IVA, IVB, V or VC, or of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “Part IV or IVB”.

72  Paragraphs 84(1)(b) and (3)(b)

Omit “Part IVA, IVB, V or VC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “Part IVB”.

73  Section 85

Repeal the section, substitute:

85   Defences

                   If, in any proceedings under this Part against a person other than a body corporate, it appears to the Court that the person has or may have:

                     (a)  engaged in conduct in contravention of a provision of Part IV; or

                     (b)  engaged in conduct referred to in paragraph 76(1)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (f);

but that the person acted honestly and reasonably and, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, ought fairly to be excused, the Court may relieve the person either wholly or partly from liability to any penalty or damages on such terms as the Court thinks fit.

74  Subsection 86(1)

Omit “or has been instituted in relation to subsection 2(1) or 6(1) of the Australian Consumer Law (as applied under Division 1 of Part XI)”.

75  Subsection 86(1A)

Omit “, Part IVA, Part IVB, Division 1, 1AAA, 1A or 2A of Part V or Part VA, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “or Part IVB”.

76  Subsection 86(2)

Omit “Part IVA or IVB or Division 1, 1A or 1AA of Part V, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “Part IVB”.

77  Section 86AA

Omit “Part VA or”.

78  Paragraph 86A(1)(b)

Omit “Part IVA or IVB or Division 1, 1A or 1AA of Part V, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “Part IVB”.

79  Subsections 86A(4) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

80  Section 86B

Repeal the section.

81  Subsection 86C(4) (paragraph (a) of the definition of contravening conduct )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  contravenes Part IV or IVB or section 95AZN; or

82  Paragraph 86D(1)(a)

Omit “or 76E”.

83  Paragraph 86D(1)(b)

Omit “or Part VC”.

84  Section 86DA

Repeal the section.

85  Subsection 86E(1B)

Repeal the subsection.

86  Subsection 86E(2)

Omit “, (1A) or (1B)”, substitute “or (1A)”.

87  Subsection 86E(3)

Omit “or (1B)”.

88  Subsection 87(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (1AA) but without limiting”, substitute “Without limiting”.

89  Subsection 87(1)

Omit “or Part VC”.

90  Subsection 87(1)

Omit “Part IV, IVA, IVB, V or VC or of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “Division 2 of Part IVB”.

91  Subsection 87(1A)

Omit “Subject to subsection (1AA) but without limiting the generality of section 80 or 87AAA”, substitute “Without limiting the generality of sections 51ADB and 80”.

92  Paragraph 87(1A)(a)

Omit “Part IVA, IVB, V or VC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “Division 2 of Part IVB”.

93  Paragraph 87(1A)(b)

Omit “, IVA, IVB, V or VC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “or Division 2 of Part IVB”.

94  Subsections 87(1AA) to (1AC)

Repeal the subsections.

95  Paragraph 87(1B)(a)

Omit “, IVA, IVB, V or VC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law”, substitute “or Division 2 of Part IVB”.

96  Subsection 87(1C)

Omit “Part IV, IVA, IVB, V or VC, or a provision of the Australian Consumer Law,”, substitute “Part IV or Division 2 of Part IVB”.

97  Subsections 87(1D), (2A) and (5A)

Repeal the subsections.

98  Subsection 87(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  In subsection (2), interest , in relation to land, means:

                     (a)  a legal or equitable estate or interest in the land; or

                     (b)  a right of occupancy of the land, or of a building or part of a building erected on the land, arising by virtue of the holding of shares, or by virtue of a contract to purchase shares, in an incorporated company that owns the land or building; or

                     (c)  a right, power or privilege over, or in connection with, the land.

99  Subsection 87(7)

Repeal the subsection.

100  Sections 87AAA, 87AAB, 87A, 87AB, 87AC and 87CAA

Repeal the sections.

100A  Subsection 87CB(1)

Omit “section 82”, substitute “section 236 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

101  Subsection 87CB(1)

Omit “section 52”, substitute “section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

102  Section 87D (paragraph (a) of the definition of plaintiff )

Omit “section 75AQ or paragraph 87(1A)(b)”, substitute “paragraph 87(1A)(b), or under section 149 or paragraph 237(1)(b) of the Australian Consumer Law”.

103  Subsection 87E(1)

Omit “this Act”, substitute “the Australian Consumer Law”.

104  Paragraph 87E(1)(a)

Omit “Part IVA, to Division 1A or 2A of Part V or to Part VA”, substitute “Part 2-2, 3-3, 3-4 or 3-5, or Division 2 of Part 5-4, of the Australian Consumer Law”.

105  Parts VIC and VID

Repeal the Parts.

106  Subsection 89(6)

Omit “the Trade Practices Act 1974 ”, substitute “this Act”.

107  Paragraph 95(2)(b)

Omit “section 65J or 65M”, substitute “Division 3 of Part XI”.

108  Subsection 155AAA(21) (paragraph (a) of the definition of core statutory provision )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a provision of Part IV, VII, VIII, XI, XIB or XIC; or

109  Subsection 155AAA(21) (paragraph (c) of the definition of core statutory provision )

After “regulations”, insert “made under section 172”.

110  Subsection 155AAA(21) (at the end of the definition of core statutory provision )

Add:

               ; or (d)  a provision of the Australian Consumer Law (other than Part 5-3); or

                     (e)  a provision of the regulations made under section 139G so far as it relates to a provision covered by paragraph (d).

111  Paragraph 157(1)(d)

Before “section 86C”, insert “, subsection 51ADB(1),”.

112  Paragraph 157(1)(d)

Omit “, 87AAA(1) or 87A(1)”.

113  After subsection 157(1)

Insert:

       (1AA)  Subject to subsections (1AB) and (1A), if an application for an order against a person is made under:

                     (a)  section 137F; or

                     (b)  subsection 237(1), or section 246 or 247, of the Australian Consumer Law;

the Commission must, at the request of the person and upon payment of the prescribed fee (if any), give the person:

                     (c)  a copy of every document that has been given to, or obtained by, the Commission in connection with the matter to which the application relates and tends to establish the case of the person; and

                     (d)  a copy of any other document in the possession of the Commission that comes to the attention of the Commission in connection with the matter to which the application relates and tends to establish the case of the person.

       (1AB)  Subsection (1AA) does not apply to a document obtained from the person, or prepared by an officer or professional adviser of the Commission.

114  Paragraph 162(1)(b)

Omit “section 65J, 65M, 90A, 93A or 151AZ”, substitute “section 90 or 93A, Division 3 of Part XI or section 151AZ”.

115  Subparagraph 163A(1)(a)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph.

116  After paragraph 163A(1)(a)

Insert:

                  (aaa)  a declaration in relation to the operation or effect of any provision of the Australian Consumer law other than Division 1 of Part 3-2 or Part 5-4; or

117  Paragraph 170(1)(a)

Omit “Part VA,”.

118  Paragraph 170(1)(a)

After “section 163A”, insert “, or under Part 3-5 or Chapter 5 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

119  Paragraph 170(1)(c)

Omit “Part VA,”.

120  Paragraph 170(1)(c)

After “section 163A”, insert “, or under Part 3-5 or Chapter 5 of the Australian Consumer Law”.

121  After paragraph 171(3)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  the number of search warrants issued by a judge under section 135Z or signed by a judge under section 136; and

122  Paragraphs 171(3)(da) and (db)

After “search warrants”, insert “referred to in paragraph (ca) or (d)”.

123  Paragraph 171(3)(dc)

Before “Part XID”, insert “section 133B or 133C, Division 6 of Part XI or”.

124  Subsection 172(1)

After “permitted by this Act”, insert “(other than Schedule 2)”.

125  Subsection 172(1)

After “giving effect to this Act”, insert “(other than Schedule 2)”.

126  Subsection 172(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

127  Subsection 172(2)

After “Part IV” (wherever occurring), insert “or Schedule 2”.

128  Subsection 45DA(2) of Schedule 1 (note)

Omit “ Trade Practices Act 1974 ”, substitute “ Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ”.

129  Paragraph 51(1)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “ Trade Practices Act 1974 ”, substitute “ Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ”.