COMPETITION POLICY & LAW
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects CPL3, ECO30CPL, LST21/31CPL, LAWCPL, LAW10CPL, LAW2CPL
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.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Annotated Trade Practices Act||Prescribed||N/A||CURRENT EDN, LAW BOOK CO. OR BUTTERWORTHS|
|Readings||Report of the independent committee of inquiry: national competition policy review (the Hilmer Report)||Prescribed||N/A||AGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE WWW.ACC.GOV.AU)|
|Readings||Annotated Competition Policy Law and Practice||Recommended||Miller, Russell, V.||L.B.C., SYDNEY, LATEST EDN|
|Readings||Restrictive trade practices||Recommended||Corones, S. G.||LAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY, LATEST EDITION|
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