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Trade Practices Amendment (Clarity in Pricing) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

Summary

Amends the Trade Practices Act 1974 to: prohibit corporations from advertising a component price (a price as the sum of multiple component parts) of a good or service without also prominently specifying the single figure price (to the extent that it is quantifiable at the time of advertising); update cross references relating to pyramid selling schemes; clarify that certain breaches of product safety and information standards may be a criminal offence; and provide for the concurrent operation of certain state and territory fair trading laws.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/08  
Second reading moved 25/09/08  
Referred to Main Committee 13/10/08  
Second reading debate 14/10/08  
Second reading debate 15/10/08  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/08  
Reported from Main Committee 15/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 15/10/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/10/08  
Second reading moved 16/10/08  
Second reading debate 11/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 11/11/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/11/08  
Third reading agreed to 11/11/08  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/11/08  
Assent 25/11/08 Act no.: 126 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

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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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes