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The Trade Practices Bill: Legislation in Search of an Objective

Maureen Brunt
(1965) 41 Economic Record 357


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Begins with an apt quote from Winnie the Pooh

'Hallo!' said Piglet, 'what are you doing?'

'Hunting,' said Pooh

'Hunting what?'

'Tracking something,' said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously

'Tracking what?' said Piglet, coming closer

'That's just what I ask myself. I ask myself, What?'

'Wha do you think you'll answer?'

'I shall have to wait until I catch up with it,' said Winnie-the-Pooh

Concludes with:

'Possibly the best that can be hoped for is that some surgery may be practised on Section 50. If so, it is recommended that the first two clauses be dropped and that the third ('the promotion of new enterprises') be extended by the addition of the words 'to the benefit of consumers or users'.



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