Competition Law

Australian Competition Law and Policy Discussion

Renaming of the TPA

Posted by Julie Clarke on 19 March 2010

As previously predicted, the TPA will be renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 if the second phase of the Australian Consumer Law Amendments passes through Parliament.

The Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) (No 2) Bill 2009 was introduced into the House of Representatives on 17 March 2010.  Nestled in the monster bill, Schedule 5, s 2 includes the name change: “Omit “Trade Practices Act 1974 “, substitute “Competition and Consumer Act 2010“”

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2 Responses to “Renaming of the TPA”

  1. […] by Julie Clarke on 9 April 2010 The Trade Practices Act (TPA) – soon to be re-named the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – is too big and too […]

  2. […] with the result that the Trade Practices Act will be no more come 1 January 2010.  It will be re-named the Competition and Consumer Law Act.  While the Government has labeled the changes brought about by this bill (which includes the […]

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