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Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 1) 2010


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Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the: Trade Practices Act 1974 to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) which will: address unfair contract terms; and include penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options; Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 to include corresponding provisions applicable to financial services; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, and Trade Practices Act 1974 to make consequential amendments.

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 24/06/09  
Second reading moved 24/06/09  
Second reading debate 19/10/09  
Second reading debate 20/10/09  
Second reading agreed to 20/10/09  
Third reading agreed to 20/10/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/10/09  
Second reading moved 26/10/09  
Second reading debate 16/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 16/03/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/03/10 Amendment details: 37 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 17/03/10 Amendment details: 30 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 17/03/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 17/03/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/03/10  
Assent 14/04/10 Act no.: 44 - Year: 2010
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum and corrections to the explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory notes to Senator Xenophon's amendments on sheets 5898 and 5891

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet BJ236]

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  • Independent [sheet 6093]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 5891 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 5898]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 6065]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2009): Senate Economics Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (07/09/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )