|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method & Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Contracts or their equivalents|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr C Beaton-Wells
|Subject Overview:||Competition Law examines the way in which anti-competitive practices are regulated under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). The substantive law of relevance is found in Part IV of the Act. The provisions in Part IV seek to promote competition and regulate market power. These objectives are pursued through the regulation of (i) anti-competitive arrangements; (ii) misuse of market power; (iii) exclusive dealing; (iv) resale price maintenance; and (v) mergers and acquisitions. Part IIIA establishes an “access” regime that will be mentioned but is not considered in detail. Parts XIB and XIC contain provisions specific to the telecommunications industry that are not studied in this subject. Economic principles and concepts are an integral part of the Trade Practices Act, but no prior knowledge of economics is assumed or required for the purposes of this subject.|
|Assessment:||Final written open book examination of three hours, plus 30 minutes reading time (100%).|
Duns, Davison & Beaton-Wells, Competition Law Cases and Materials . Butterworths, 2006
Supplementary materials may be issued by the Law School
Trade Practices Act 1974 (available online)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
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|Notes:||This subject has a quota of 60 students in semester 1, 2008|
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