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Treasury Laws Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to introduce a national regime to regulate gift cards, including requirements that: gift cards must have a minimum three year expiry period; information about the expiry of a gift card must be displayed prominently on the card itself; terms and conditions cannot allow certain post-supply fees to be charged; and certain fees cannot be charged after a gift card is supplied.

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 20/09/18  
Second reading moved 20/09/18  
Second reading debate 16/10/18  
Second reading debate 17/10/18  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/18  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/18  
Second reading moved 17/10/18  
Second reading debate 18/10/18  
Second reading agreed to 18/10/18  
Third reading agreed to 18/10/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/10/18  
Assent 25/10/18 Act no: 133 - Year: 2018
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)