Introduces students to the laws relating to competition, marketing and consumer protection with particular reference to Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law.
Part 1: Consumer Protection Law
Topic 1 Introduction to Competition and Consumer Law, and to the consumer provisions
Topic 2 Misleading and deceptive conduct
Topic 3 Unconscionable conduct and Unfair contracts
Topic 4 False and misleading representations, and Unfair practices
Topic 5 Liability of retailers and manufacturers and Consumer guarantees
Topic 6 Introduction to remedies
Part 2: Competition Law
Topic 7 Anti-competitive contracts, arrangements and understandings, and Cartel conduct
Topic 8 Misuse of market power and Exclusive dealing
Topic 9 Resale price maintenance
Topic 10 Enforcement, penalties, remedies and defences
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) that relate to restrictive trade practices and to consumer protection.|
|2||recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers|
|3||apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations|
|4||explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and interpret the main provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) that relate to restrictive trade practices and to consumer protection.
- recognise provisions of the Act concerning authorisations and mergers
- apply the relevant provisions of the Act to determine whether a breach has occurred in given factual situations
- explain the penalties and remedies that are available for breaches of the Act.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Bruce, A, 2021, Australian Competition Law, 4th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney. ISBN: 9780409353440.
- Coorey, A, 2021, Australian Consumer Law: The Comprehensive Guide, 1st edn, Jurisprudentia, Sydney. ISBN: 9781925631272.
The Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 (Cth). This can be accessed online through http://www.austlii.edu.au
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