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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor John Duns and Mr Andrew Monotti


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 unit 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%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor John Duns

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)