Fair Trading Bill 2010

Bill No.158

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to -
  • promote and encourage fair trading practices and a competitive and fair market, and protect the interests of consumers by applying the Australian Consumer Law (with modifications) as a law od Western Australia, and for providing for codes of practice; and
  • provide for the powers and functions of a Commissioner, including powers to carry out investigations into alleged breaches of this Act; and
  • provide for the repeal of the Consumer Affairs Act 1971, Fair Trading Act 1987 , Door to Door Trading Act 1987; and
  • make consequential amendments to various Acts,
and for related purposes.

StatusAssented to 12/08/2010
Royal Assent given 8 Dec 2010 as Act No. 57 of 2010. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 09/22/2010  
First Reading 09/22/2010  
Second Reading 09/22/2010  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/19/2010  
Consideration in Detail 10/19/2010  
Third Reading 10/19/2010  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/20/2010  
First Reading 10/20/2010  
Second Reading 10/20/2010  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/24/2010  
Committee of the whole 11/24/2010  
Amendments adopted 11/24/2010  
Third Reading 11/24/2010  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Message sent to the Legislative Assembly with amendments for concurrence.  11/24/2010  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review  10/20/2010 1 
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  11/23/2010 2 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/25/2010  

1. Bill referred to the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review as per Standing Order 230A.
2. Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review Report No. 56 tabled 23 November 2010 (TP 2866).