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Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


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

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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  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (27/05/2010): Senate Economics Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/06/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees