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     8 Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 3) Bill 2018

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Dr Leigh who moved, as an amendment—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes the Government’s failure to commit to a full suite of measures to strengthen the consumer watchdog, including:

(1)    increasing the maximum penalties for anti-competitive conduct;

(2)    cracking down on payday lenders;

(3)    providing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with an independent market studies function;

(4)    increasing the litigation budget of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission;

(5)    requiring car manufacturers to share technical information with independent mechanics on commercially fair and reasonable terms, with safeguards that enable environmental, safety and security-related technical information to be shared with the independent sector; and

(6)    prioritising cases that disproportionately affect disadvantaged Australians”.

Debate ensued.

Amendment negatived.

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer), the bill was read a third time.