Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Trade Practices Act 1974
  to: create a second Deputy Chairperson position at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; clarify the operation of the misuse of market power and unconscionable conduct provisions; and makes consequential amendments to the
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
, in relation to the application of the unconscionable conduct rules to the supply and acquisition of financial products and services. 

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House of Representatives
20 Jun 2007Introduced and read a first time
20 Jun 2007Second reading moved
08 Aug 2007Second reading agreed to
08 Aug 2007Third reading agreed to
09 Aug 2007Introduced and read a first time
09 Aug 2007Second reading moved
11 Sep 2007Second reading debate
17 Sep 2007Second reading agreed to
17 Sep 2007Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
18 Sep 2007Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
18 Sep 2007Message from Senate reported
19 Sep 2007Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

24 Sep 2007Assent

Act no.: 159

Year: 2007

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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