This bill amends the Commerce Act 1986, adding a new section 28A that will apply to covenants that have the purpose or effect of impeding the development of land or the use of a site for a grocery retail store, deeming such covenants as having the purpose or effect of substantially reducing competition in the relevant market.
Royal Assent given 29 June 2022.
Enacted as the Commerce (Grocery Sector Covenants) Amendment Act 2022 (2022/35)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||19 May 2022|
|First reading||19 May 2022|
|Select Committee||Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee|
|Public submissions due||27 May 2022|
|Select Committee report back||16 June 2022|
|Second reading||21 June 2022|
|Committee of the whole House||23 June 2022|
|Third reading||28 June 2022|
|Royal Assent||29 June 2022|
|Enacted as||Commerce (Grocery Sector Covenants) Amendment Act 2022 (2022/35)|
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