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A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Tradex Scheme Act 1999
    to separate the Act from provisions of the Customs Regulations that allow for the drawback of customs duty (the Drawback Regulations). Also makes administrative changes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Economics References Committee’s report into the effectiveness of the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in protecting small business, the bill amends section 46 of the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to: address predatory pricing; clarify the role of recoupment in predatory pricing cases; clarify the meaning of ‘take advantage’; confer jurisdiction on the Federal Magistrates Court in matters arising under the section; and amend the competition code similarly. Also amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to: require a Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to have a small business background; remove the price thresholds applicable to unconscionable conduct cases; and clarify the ACCC’s information gathering powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to: non-merger authorisations; collective bargaining; exclusionary provisions; price fixing provisions; dual listed companies; exclusive dealing; enforcement; penalties and indemnities; local government bodies; and functions and powers under the Competition Code. Also amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to disqualification from managing corporations; and
    Gas Pipelines Access (Commonwealth) Act 1998
    to amend an incorrect cross-reference. 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    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 Competition Code. Also amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to disqualification from managing corporations; and
    Gas Pipelines Access (Commonwealth) Act 1998
    to amend an incorrect cross-reference. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to provide protection to unions and their members from being sued if they stop the export of Pacific Brands manufacturing machinery or the importation of goods to replace Pacific Brands products. 

    Bill