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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesProblem solving activities, blog posts, case study and exam

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1LIM AND LAW2CTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Readings

Report of the independent committee of inquiry: national competition policy review (the Hilmer Report)

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year1993

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PublisherAGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE WWW.ACC.GOV.AU)

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Annotated Competition and Consumer Act

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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PublisherCURRENT EDN, LAW BOOK CO. OR BUTTERWORTHS, ACCESSIBLE ON-LINE

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Annotated Competition Policy Law and Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMiller, Russell, V.

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PublisherL.B.C., SYDNEY, LATEST EDN

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Competition in Law in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCorones, S. G.

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PublisherLAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY, LATEST EDITION

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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
02. Describe and critically assess the reasons for and implementation of policies directed at enhancing markets and competition
03. Ascertain, describe and critically assess general and industry specific pro-competitive regulation

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