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This unit examines the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (“CCA”). The unit considers the policy framework behind the law, including Australia's National Competition Policy, and the current policy debates surrounding the regulation of competition. Throughout the unit, considerable time will be spent on reading and interpreting statures and on the administration of schemes of government regulation.
The restraint of trade doctrine
The goals of competition law
The economics of competition law
Cartels and other anti-competitive agreements
Misuse of market power
Resale price maintenance
Mergers and acquisition
Access to essential facilities
Authorisation and notification
Enforcement, penalties and remedies