Commerce (Grocery Sector Covenants) Amendment Bill

About this bill

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.

Current status

Royal Assent given 29 June 2022.
Enacted as the Commerce (Grocery Sector Covenants) Amendment Act 2022 (2022/35)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 122-3
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)
Divided No

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