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Credit points: 15

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Competition law and policy is currently one of the most controversial areas of law and governmental activity. Competition law, in the form Part IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974, regulates competition by proscribing horizontal and vertical practices which are either per se anti-competitive or substantially affect competition. Competition policy, as expressed in the National Competition Policy, represents the framework for legal change creating and encouraging the developments of markets. This subject addresses both of these topics, dealing both substantially and critically with the economic theory which underpins competition policy and law, the legal techniques involved in creating and encouraging markets, and the laws regulating competition. Students will, inter alia, undertake a number of case studies in competition policy and learn how the law regulating competition applies to various business practices.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites LAW2CTA


Incompatible subjects CPL3, ECO30CPL, LST21/31CPL, LAWCPL, LAW10CPL, LAW2CPL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is no longer available with a Legal Studies code but is available with a LAW code to students currently enrolled in Bachelor of Legal Studies, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Finance or Bachelor of Business. Alternatively, current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnnotated Trade Practices ActPrescribedN/ACURRENT EDN, LAW BOOK CO. OR BUTTERWORTHS
ReadingsReport of the independent committee of inquiry: national competition policy review (the Hilmer Report)PrescribedN/AAGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE WWW.ACC.GOV.AU)
ReadingsAnnotated Competition Policy Law and PracticeRecommendedMiller, Russell, V.L.B.C., SYDNEY, LATEST EDN
ReadingsRestrictive trade practicesRecommendedCorones, S. G.LAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY, LATEST EDITION

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