Provides students with an opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the operation of the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the economic theory underlying the Act. The unit will focus on the Restrictive Trade Practices provisions in Part IV of the Act. Topics will include exclusionary provisions; cartel conduct; contracts, arrangements and understandings; misuse of market power; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; mergers, and remedies and enforcement. The unit will also consider the policy debates and recent reforms that feature in this area of the law, as well as the restrictive trade practices provisions of comparative jurisdictions.
Topic 1: Competition policy and objectives of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
Topic 2: Exclusionary provisions
Topic 3: Cartel conduct
Topic 4: Misuse of market power & Exclusionary provisions
Topic 5: Resale price maintenance & Mergers
Topic 6: Remedies and enforcement
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Critically analyse the economic theory and policy objectives underpinning the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and assess the efficacy of the legislation in achieving these objectives||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Apply advanced theoretical and technical competition law knowledge and skills to solve emerging and or advanced competition law problems||Lifelong learning|
|3||Identify and interpret the penalties and remedies available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Assess the appropriateness and implications of the investigation and enforcement powers of the ACCC.||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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