Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Implements the recommendations of the Dawson Review into competition policy by amending the
Trade Practices Act 1974
  in relation to: merger clearances and authorisations; non-merger authorisations; collective bargaining; exclusionary provisions; price fixing provisions; dual listed companies; third line forcing and exclusive dealing; enforcement; penalties and indemnities; local government bodies; and functions and powers under the Competition Code. Also amends the:
Corporations Act 2001
Trade Practices Act 1974
  in relation to disqualification from managing corporations; and
Gas Pipelines Access (Commonwealth) Act 1998
  to amend an incorrect cross-reference. 

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House of Representatives
17 Feb 2005Introduced and read a first time
17 Feb 2005Second reading moved
10 Mar 2005Second reading agreed to
10 Mar 2005Third reading agreed to
10 Mar 2005Introduced and read a first time
10 Mar 2005Second reading moved
10 Oct 2005Second reading debate
11 Oct 2005Second reading agreed to
11 Oct 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 67 Government and 1 Australian Democrat agreed to
11 Oct 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 Oct 2005Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendment No. 1, made amendments in place thereof, agreed to amendments No. 2 to 6
19 Oct 2006Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment, agreed to the amendments made by the House, and made 7 further Family First amendments
House of Representatives
19 Oct 2006Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to further Senate amendments

06 Nov 2006Assent

Act no.: 131

Year: 2006

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