Cartels – What are they and how to avoid being part of one : the implications of University fee deregulation

Corones, Stephen (2014) Cartels – What are they and how to avoid being part of one : the implications of University fee deregulation. In Australasian Association for Institutional Research Special Interest Group Forum 2014, 18 - 19 August 2014, Royal on the Park, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Universities supply a range of services to students. These include most obviously, tuition services in relation to undergraduate and postgraduate courses; research supervision services in relation to research degrees; as well as consultancy services in relation to Government and industry work. For the purposes of the CCA, universities are trading corporations. They engage in trade or commerce through the provision of a range of services for reward.

As such Universities are subject to the same rules and regulations that govern the conduct of other trading corporations, such Coles and Woolworths. As senior officers and managers of a trading corporation you need to acquire some basic understanding of the rules that govern competition in the education sector. In other sectors, companies generally undertake a risk assessment of those areas where they are most at risk of contravening the CCA; to ascertain in advance how problems might arise so that they can put in place strategies to mitigate the risk of inadvertent contraventions.

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ID Code: 77523
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: university fee deregulation, competition law, consumer protection, consumer law
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Corporations and Associations Law (180109)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
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Deposited On: 12 Oct 2014 22:59
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 20:17

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