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Trade Practices Amendment Act 1991

  • - C2004A04124
  • No longer in force
Act No. 49 of 1991 as made
An Act to amend the Trade Practices Act 1974
Date of Assent 24 Apr 1991
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

TRADE PRACTICES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 49 of 1991

TRADE PRACTICES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 49 of 1991 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Trade Practices Act 1974

TRADE PRACTICES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 49 of 1991 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

(Assented to 24 April 1991)
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Trade Practices Amendment Act 1991.
(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Trade Practices Act 1974.*1*

(Minister's second reading speech made in- House of Representatives on 21 December 1990
Senate on 11 March 1991
*1* No. 51, 1974, as amended. For previous amendments, see Nos. 56 and 63, 1975; Nos. 88 and 157, 1976; Nos. 81, 111 and 151, 1977; Nos. 206 and 207, 1978; No. 73, 1980; Nos. 61 and 176, 1981; No. 80, 1982; No. 39, 1983; Nos. 63, 73 and 165, 1984; No. 65, 1985; Nos. 8, 17 and 168, 1986; Nos. 23 and 141, 1987; Nos. 8, 20 and 87, 1988; Nos. 28 and 34, 1989; and No. 11, 1990.

TRADE PRACTICES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 49 of 1991 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act is taken to have commenced on 21 December 1990.

TRADE PRACTICES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 49 of 1991 - SECT 3
Mergers and other acquisitions

3. Section 50 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting in subparagraph (1) (b) (i) ", or associated with," after "related to" (twice occurring);
(b) by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

"(1AA) A body corporate that is related to, or associated with, a corporation must not acquire, directly or indirectly, any shares in the capital, or any assets, of any other body corporate (in this subsection called `an acquired body corporate') if:
(a) as a result of the acquisition, the corporation would be, or be likely to be, in a position to dominate a market for goods or services; or
(b) where the corporation is in a position to dominate a market for goods or services:
(i) the acquired body corporate, or another body corporate related to, or associated with, it, is, or is likely to be, a competitor of the corporation or of any body corporate related to, or associated with, the corporation; and
(ii) the acquisition would, or would be likely to, substantially strengthen the power of the corporation to dominate that market.";
(c) by inserting in subparagraph (1A) (b) (i) ", or associated with," after "related to";
(d) by inserting in paragraph (2) (a) ", or likely to be in a position," after "position";
(e) by inserting in paragraph (2) (b) ", or likely to be in a position," after "position";
(f) by adding at the end of subsection (2) ", or to be likely to be in a position to dominate that market, as the case may be";
(g) by inserting after subsection (2) the following subsection:
"(2AA) In subsection (2), the reference to bodies corporate, or a corporation and a body or bodies corporate, together being in a position to dominate a market is a reference to their being in that position whether or not they would need to act in concert to achieve such domination and whether or not they have acted in concert to put themselves in that position.";
(h) by inserting in subsection (2A) ", or to be likely to be able to exert" after "exert";
(i) by inserting after subsection (2A) the following subsection:
"(2AB) In subsection (2A), the reference to bodies corporate, together with another body corporate or other bodies corporate, being in a position to exert a substantial degree of influence is a reference to their being in that position whether or not they would need to act in concert to exert such influence and whether or not they have acted in concert to put themselves in that position.";
(j) by inserting in subsection (2B) ", or to be likely to be able to exert," after "exert".