Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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Every time you make a phone call; turn on your gas or electric heater or stove; purchase commodities transported by rail or ship; or even catch a plane, the chances are a third-party access regime has been used to make competition for that service possible. Since the introduction of access regimes into the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA), regulatory and court decisions regarding access to telecommunications, gas, electricity, rail, airports and ports have determined the level of competition, the prices paid by consumers and the returns to investors in these industries.
This subject examines in detail the two access regimes set out in the CCA, and how they have been practically applied. It considers the economic rationale for regulating access to utility infrastructure services; how regulators and the courts have determined which services should be subject to regulation and what principles and processes regulators have used to set terms and conditions (including prices) for these services.
The lecturers comprise both a lawyer and an economist with over 25 years’ combined experience working for competition regulators, the courts, regulated entities and economic consulting and legal firms representing both access seekers and access providers on third party access issues.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Class participation (20%)
Take-home examination (40%) (12 pm 7 December to 5 pm 10 December)
4,000 word research paper (40%) (14 February 2013) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5255|
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