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Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold.

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 24/06/15  
Second reading moved 24/06/15  
Second reading debate 17/08/15  
Second reading debate 18/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 18/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 18/08/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/08/15  
Second reading moved 18/08/15  
Second reading debate 14/09/15  
Second reading agreed to 14/09/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/09/15 Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens and 1 Liberal Democratic Party agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/09/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 14/09/15  
Consideration of Senate message 20/10/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/10/15  
Assent 12/11/15 Act no: 147 - Year: 2015
     

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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7751]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Family First Party [sheet 7757]
DAY, Sen Bob

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7759]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/08/2015): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/09/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)