Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 1) 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Trade Practices Act 1974
  to implement a national consumer law regime (the Australian Consumer Law) which will: address unfair contract terms; and include penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options;
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
  to include corresponding provisions applicable to financial services; and
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
,
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act
  1979, and
Trade Practices Act 1974
  to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
24 Jun 2009Second reading moved
19 Oct 2009Second reading debate
20 Oct 2009Second reading debate
20 Oct 2009Second reading agreed to
20 Oct 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
26 Oct 2009Introduced and read a first time
26 Oct 2009Second reading moved
16 Mar 2010Second reading debate
16 Mar 2010Second reading agreed to
16 Mar 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 37 Government agreed to
17 Mar 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 30 Government agreed to
17 Mar 2010Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
17 Mar 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


17 Mar 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
14 Apr 2010Assent

Act no.: 44

Year: 2010

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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

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  • 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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