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Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No 2) 2010

 

Overview

This Act implements the second phase of the Australian Consumer Law. In so doing it also re-names the Act the 'Competition and Consumer Act 2010', effective 1 January 2011. No other changes are made to the competition provisions of the Act (save to replace references to the TPA with references to the CCA).

 

Key provisions

Section 2 (Commencement)

Provides that Schedule 5 (containing the name change) will commence the later of 1 January 2011 or the day after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No 1) 2010. As that schedule has commenced, the name change will occur on 1 January 2011.

Schedule 5, section 2

"Section 1

Omit “ Trade Practices Act 1974 ”, substitute “ Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ”."

From 1 January 2011, section 1 of the Act will state:

'This Act may be cited as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010'.