Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
and
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
to extend the unfair contract term protections to businesses with less than 20 employees agreeing to standard form contracts valued at less than a prescribed threshold.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 17 Aug 2015
Second reading debate 18 Aug 2015
Second reading agreed to 18 Aug 2015
Third reading agreed to 18 Aug 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Aug 2015
Second reading moved 18 Aug 2015
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 14 Sep 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens and 1 Liberal Democratic Party agreed to
14 Sep 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 Sep 2015
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 14 Sep 2015
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
20 Oct 2015
Finally passed both Houses 20 Oct 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 147
  • Year: 2015
12 Nov 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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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