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Reducing Supermarket Dominance Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing Supermarket Dominance Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Mr Katter)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for a Commissioner for Food Retailing and for various other matters in relation to market share of supermarkets, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Limits on market share for supermarket businesses                      5

4............ Limit on market share for supermarket businesses.............................. 5

5............ Direction to reduce market share......................................................... 6

6............ Definition of supermarket market share and household retail market share            7

7............ Personal liability of directors............................................................... 8

Part 3—Commissioner for Food Retailing                                                            10

Division 1—Establishment and functions                                                          10

8............ Commissioner for Food Retailing..................................................... 10

9............ Functions of the Commissioner........................................................ 10

Division 2—Powers of the Commissioner                                                        11

10.......... Exercise of powers............................................................................ 11

11.......... Information gathering for Part 2........................................................ 11

12.......... Fees................................................................................................... 12

13.......... Advice............................................................................................... 12

14.......... Guidelines......................................................................................... 12

15.......... Investigations.................................................................................... 13

16.......... Information gathering for investigations........................................... 13

17.......... Offence in relation to information gathering notice........................... 15

18.......... Recommendations to ACCC............................................................. 15

19.......... Binding directions............................................................................. 16

Division 3—Appointment and terms and conditions                                  17

20.......... Appointment of Commissioner......................................................... 17

21.......... Period of appointment....................................................................... 17

22.......... Acting Commissioner....................................................................... 17

23.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 18

24.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................... 18

25.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 18

26.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 18

27.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 19

28.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 19

29.......... Other terms and conditions............................................................... 19

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                        20

30.......... Assistance to the Commissioner....................................................... 20

31.......... Disclosure of information................................................................. 20

32.......... Recommendations to Commissioner by Minister or Parliament........ 20

33.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 21

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        22

34.......... Application of Crimes Act 1914 ........................................................ 22

35.......... Reducing Supermarket Dominance Rules......................................... 22

 

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for a Commissioner for Food Retailing and for various other matters in relation to market share of supermarkets, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: