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Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the: Competition and Consumer Act 2010 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; Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and 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; and Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 to make technical 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 15/06/11  
Second reading moved 15/06/11  
Referred to Main Committee 06/07/11  
Second reading debate 07/07/11  
Second reading debate 17/08/11  
Second reading agreed to 17/08/11  
Reported from Main Committee 17/08/11  
Third reading agreed to 17/08/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/08/11  
Second reading moved 18/08/11  
Second reading debate 25/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 25/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/11/11  
Assent 06/12/11 Act no.: 184 of 2011
     

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

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7136]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes