Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation, 2024 edition
The essential guide to the Australian competition and consumer law
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Fully revised and updated, the 2024 edition of the Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation provides an essential guide to Australia’s national competition and consumer law legislation and regulations accompanied by authoritative annotations, relevant case law and alerts to important reviews and legislative reforms.
This edition incorporates all recent changes in the legislation to 12 January 2024 including amendments made by the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022, which increased penalties for breaches of the competition and consumer law and amended the unfair contract regime in the Australian Consumer Law.
Incorporating the following features to assist you in your day-to day practice:
• Authored annotations explaining the competition and consumer legislation including commentary on key cases from a range of jurisdictions including the High Court, Federal Court and Australian Competition Tribunal
• Detailed background on each part of the Act covering the laws’ development, its review and reform proposals
• References to decisions of the National Competition Council and decisions impacting Australia’s energy law
• Extensive ancillary legislation, intergovernmental agreements, Codes, guidelines, and practice notes
• Forms are reproduced from Schedule one of the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010
• A comparative table of cross-references mapping pre-reform provisions to those in the Competition and Consumer Act and state laws
• Shaded legislation and detailed tabs with extensive indexing to enhance the ease of use and navigability
• Steinwall, Competition and Consumer Act Annotated, looseleaf and online
• Ray Steinwall and Dr Rhonda Smith, Editors, Competition and Consumer Law Journal
• Alex Bruce, Australian Competition Law, 4th ed, 2021
• Alex Bruce, Consumer Protection Law in Australia, 4th ed, 2022
• Hal Bolitho, Nicola Howell, Dr Jeannie Marie Paterson, Duggan & Lanyon’s Consumer Credit Law, 2nd ed, 2019
• Lockhart, Law of Misleading and Deceptive Conduct, 6th ed, 2023
Table of contents
- Comparative table of Commonwealth and State legislation
- Cartel provisions – section numbering
- Competition and Consumer Act 2010
- Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010
- Competition and Consumer Forms
- Fees: Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 (extracts)
- Inter-Governmental Agreements
- ANCILLARY MATERIALS
- Merger Guidelines
- Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines
- Federal Court National Practice Notes
- ACCC Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct
- Memorandum of Understanding between the Commonwealth DPP and the ACCC regarding Serious Cartel Conduct
- Related Legislation
- Pending Legislation