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Creeping acquisition bill back in Parliament

Posted by Julie Clarke on 15 June 2011

In 2010 the Government announced it would introduce laws to deal with ‘creeping acquisitions’.  In May 2010 they introduced a bill which they claimed would do this (see my blog post discussing the proposed amendments).  That bill was considered by the Senate Economics Legislation Committee which, on 15 June 2010 (precisely a year ago!) recommended that it be passed.  The bill subsequently lapsed as a result of the 2010 Federal Election.

Today the Government re-introduced this bill (in the same terms as far as mergers are concerned – the bill also deals with unconscionable conduct).  View also David Bradbury’s second reading speech.

More to follow …

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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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