Second Reading Speeches

Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
GALLAGHER, Sen Katy
Originating house
House of Representatives
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.

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