SCU OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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 and exclusionary provisions

Topic 5: Resale price maintenance and mergers

Topic 6: Remedies and enforcement

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Study Period 4

  • Bruce, A, 2018, Australian Competition Law, 3rd edn, LexisNexis.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Exam: take home40%

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