Bob McComas and the Trade Practices Commission : doing it his way

Corones, Stephen G., Merrett, David, & Round, David K. (2005) Bob McComas and the Trade Practices Commission : doing it his way. Australian Business Law Review, 33(6), pp. 475-485.

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As part of a wider research project on the history of competition law and its enforcement in Australia from 1973 to 2003, the authors interviewed the four Chairmen who guided the Trade Practices Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over this period, in order to get their views of their role in its history. Given the untimely death on July 27 2005 of Bob McComas, the second Chairman who held office for three years from February 1985 to February 1988, it was thought fitting to publish a brief record of parts of the interview with him (which took place on 24 January 2005), in which Bob discussed the background, agenda, legacies and disappointments of his term in office. He was contemplating writing his memoirs, and so he had thought in detail about many of the issues raised during the interview. He regarded himself as significantly different from the other three Chairmen, and made no apologies for his relatively non-litigious approach to preserving the competitive process in Australian markets.

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ID Code: 19154
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Trade Practices Commission, History of Competition Regulation, Bob McComas
ISSN: 0310-1053
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Thomson Legal and Regulatory
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2009 23:55
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:09

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