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Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the: Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to the: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consideration of acquisitions in local markets (including creeping acquisitions); ACCC’S consideration of multiple markets when assessing mergers; and reform of the prohibition on anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions; and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and proposed Competition and Consumer Act 2010, in response to recommendations of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, to: insert a statement of interpretative principles into the unconscionable conduct provisions; and provide that the statutory concept of unconscionable conduct is consistently applied to both consumers and businesses.

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 27/05/10  
Second reading moved 27/05/10  
Referred to Main Committee 21/06/10  
Second reading debate 23/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/10  
Reported from Main Committee 24/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/10  
     
Senate
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  
     

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 (27/05/2010): Senate Economics Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/06/2010)
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