Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment (Small Business Access to Justice) Bill 2017

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
GALLAGHER, Sen Katy
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015 to: allow the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to provide assistance in advising and preparing a person’s case for a no adverse costs order in proceedings in relation to contraventions of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and require the number of requests for assistance in relation to an application for a no adverse costs order to be included in the Ombudsman’s annual report; and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: allow for a no adverse costs order to be sought, at any time during proceedings, by a person bringing an action in relation to loss or damage by conduct of another person that was done in contravention of Part IV of the Act; and specify the circumstances in which the court is able to make a no adverse costs order.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 16 Feb 2017

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Proposed amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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