Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2013 (Evening)



The unit examines the competition provisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer 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)

Contact hours

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