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Second Reading Speeches

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the

Competition and Consumer Act 2010
to: remove the requirement for reporting a food related death, serious injury or illness to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); remove the requirement for litigants to obtain ministerial consent to bring an action for a breach of the Act that takes place overseas; enable consumers to seek redress in state and territory courts and tribunals for breaches of the Act; remove the requirement for the ACCC to maintain a register of certain records when they hold conferences for product safety bans; enable the ACCC to share certain notices it receives with specified agencies to protect public safety; clarify the operation of the cooling-off period for unsolicited consumer agreements; permit the ACCC to seek a court order directing a person to comply with a notice to obtain information, documents and evidence; and make technical amendments.