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Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the Corporations Act 2001 to: clarify the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's powers to regulate short selling of financial products and other similar transactions; prohibit naked short selling; and require the disclosure of covered short sale transactions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/11/08  
Second reading moved 13/11/08  
Second reading debate 26/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 26/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 26/11/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/08  
Second reading moved 27/11/08  
Second reading debate 04/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/12/08  
Third reading agreed to 04/12/08  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/12/08  
Assent 11/12/08 Act no.: 146 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
PEARCE, Christopher, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5676]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/11/2008): Senate Economics Committee
  • Committee report (27/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )