POLICY AND LAW OF COMPETITION

LAW5PLC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 Competition and Consumer Act 2010, regulates competition by proscribing horizontal and vertical practices which are either per se anti-competitive or substantially affect competition. 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 case study 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 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesLAW5CIP OR LAW5CNB

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

www.australiancompetitionlaw.org

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AuthorJulie Clark

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Australian Competition Law

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AuthorAlex Bruce

Year2018

Edition/Volume3rd

PublisherLexisNexis

ISBN9780409343823

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Competition and Consumer Act

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Competition in Law in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCorones, S. G.

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Edition/VolumeLatest

PublisherLAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY

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

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorAGPS

Year1993

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PublisherAGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE NCP.NCC.GOV.AU)

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discriminate between proscriptions, choose those applicable and apply competition law as expressed in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and interpreted in case law, and industry-specific pro-competitive regulation to fact situations setting out complex market behaviours.
02. Analyse, 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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