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LAW7056 - Competition law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Associate Professor John Duns/Mr Andrew Monotti


City Second semester 2007 (Evening)


The unit examines the restrictive trade practices provision of the Australian Trade Practices legislation. Topics to be discussed include the rationale and objectives of competition law; mergers; misuse of market power; anti-competitive agreements; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; penalties and remedies; authorisation and notification.


On completion of this subject students should

  1. have an appreciation of the competing schools of thought on the objectives of competition law;
  2. be able to assess when conduct substantially lessens competition;
  3. have an advanced understanding of the legal principles which govern Australia's competition laws.


Class participation: 10%
Research assignment (3750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3000 words): 40%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week