Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 144 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Torts; Principles of Public Law; Obligations; Contracts; Property; or their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorMr Arlen Duke
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
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 (cartels); (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. 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. While it canvasses the policy objectives and challenges of competition regulation, the subject is applied in its orientation.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Final written open book examination of three hours duration, plus 30 minutes reading time (100%).|
|Recommended Texts:||Bruce, Restrictive Trade Practices Law in Australia (2010, Lexis Nexis Butterworths).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
|Notes:||This subject has a quota of 80. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information. |
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