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This course is an in-depth examination of competition law. It examines Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA), and the parallel state provisions of the Competition Code, including the provisions dealing with criminal liability for cartel conduct in some detail. The course does not address consumer protection. A prior knowledge of economics is not essential for this course.

Main Topics

  • Competition policy, including history, objectives and current proposals for amendment
  • Economic foundations including concepts of market, market power and competition
  • Cartel conduct, including both criminal and civil liability and other non-criminal collusion provisions
  • Misuse of market power
  • Vertical conduct: exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance
  • Mergers: mechanisms and analysis
  • Enforcement remedies and defences.
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



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