Competition policy review : draft recommendations on competition laws

Corones, Stephen (2014) Competition policy review : draft recommendations on competition laws. Australian Business Law Review, 42(6), pp. 479-486.

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Abstract

On 4 December 2013, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Small Business announced a “root and branch” review of Australia’s competition policy. The Minister for Small Business released the final Terms of Reference for the competition policy review on 27 March 2014, following consultation with the States and Territories, and announced the Review Panel headed by Professor Ian Harper. Under the terms of reference the Competition Policy Review Committee (the Harper Committee) is required to focus on three broad areas:

•examining what can be done to create more competition in service areas such as health, education and intellectual property;

•considering whether the structure and powers of the competition institutions (the ACCC , the NCC, the Tribunal and the AER) remain appropriate; and

•examining the effectiveness of the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) and laying down a broad framework through which the law can be streamlined and reformed over time.

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ID Code: 79269
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Competition Law, Competition Policy, Market Regulations, Exclusionary provisions, Anticompetitive agreements
ISSN: 0310-1053
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2014 00:58
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2014 03:48

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