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Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment (Small Business Access to Justice) Bill 2017


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Sponsor
GALLAGHER, Sen Katy

Summary

Amends the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015 to: allow the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to provide assistance in advising and preparing a person’s case for a no adverse costs order in proceedings in relation to contraventions of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and require the number of requests for assistance in relation to an application for a no adverse costs order to be included in the Ombudsman’s annual report; and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: allow for a no adverse costs order to be sought, at any time during proceedings, by a person bringing an action in relation to loss or damage by conduct of another person that was done in contravention of Part IV of the Act; and specify the circumstances in which the court is able to make a no adverse costs order.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/02/17  
Second reading moved 16/02/17  
Second reading debate 11/05/17  
Second reading debate 10/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 10/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 10/08/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/08/17  
Second reading moved 16/10/17  
     

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