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Tuesday, 9 May 1972
Page: 2269

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice:

What progress has been made with the proposal to amend the Trade Practices Act (a) to prohibit horizontal price fixing agreements and (b) to remove the secrecy provisions (Hansard, 18th August 1971, page 198).

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The AttorneyGeneral has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The Government has been engaged in recent months in a comprehensive review of the restrictive trade practices legislation and hopes to be able shortly to announce its proposals for further legislation.

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