Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation, 2023 edition

The essential guide to the Australian competition and consumer law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409358216
Release Date: March 06, 2023
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Release Date: March 20, 2023
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Product description

Fully revised and updated, the 2023 edition of the Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation provides an essential guide to Australia’s national competition and consumer law legislation accompanied by authoritative annotations and relevant case law.
This edition incorporates all recent changes in the legislation to 1 January 2023 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 amends 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

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• 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, 4th ed, 2022
• by Hal Bolitho, Nicola Howell, Dr Jeannie Marie Paterson, Duggan & Lanyon’s Consumer Credit Law, 2nd ed, 2019


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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


  •         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

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Code — Franchising) Regulation 2014

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Unit Pricing) Regulations 2021

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Oil) Regulation 2017

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes — Horticulture) Regulations 2017

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes — Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Code — Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Code — Sugar) Regulations 2017

  •         Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes — Dairy) Regulations 2019

  • Pending Legislation

  • Index