COMPETITION POLICY & LAW

LAW3CPL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Competition policy is currently one of the most controversial areas of public policy impacting business. Competition policy represents the framework for legal change creating and encouraging the developments of markets. Competition law, in the form Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, regulates competition by proscribing horizontal and vertical practices which are either per se anti-competitive or substantially affect competition. This subject deals both substantially and critically with the economic theory and public policy objectives which underpin competition policy and law, the legal techniques involved in creating and encouraging markets and the laws regulating competition. Students will undertake a number of case studies in competition policy and learn how the law regulating competition applies to various business practices.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW2CTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnnotated Competition Policy Law and PracticeRecommendedMiller, Russell, V.L.B.C., SYDNEY, LATEST EDN
ReadingsAnnotated Competition and Consumer ActRecommendedNACURRENT EDN, LAW BOOK CO. OR BUTTERWORTHS, ACCESSIBLE ON-LINE
ReadingsCompetition in Law in AustraliaRecommendedCorones, S. G.LAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY, LATEST EDITION
ReadingsReport of the independent committee of inquiry: national competition policy review (the Hilmer Report)RecommendedNAAGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE WWW.ACC.GOV.AU)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the existing competition law in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and industry-specific pro-competitive regulation to fact situations setting out complex market behaviours

Activities:
In seminar problem solving activities and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe and critically assess the reasons for and implementation of policies directed at enhancing markets and competition

Activities:
Seminar discussion, blog entry, case study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Ascertain, describe and critically assess general and industry specific pro-competitive regulation

Activities:
Seminar discussion, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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