Competition Law: Cases and Materials, 5th edition
A clear, thorough and accessible approach to competition law in Australia
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This authoritative casebook, in its fully revised fifth edition, has been updated to reflect the significant legislative changes resulting from the Harper Review of Pt IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The accessible commentary on the interpretation of the relevant provisions provides context for the extracts from leading competition law decisions, as well as legislation, administrative guidelines, and scholarship. To encourage engagement with complex concepts and key principles, the commentary includes questions for student reflection when reading the provided extracts, while each chapter ends with hypothetical problem questions and lists of updated materials for further reading and research.
The commentary and extracts are updated for recent developments, including:
• all legislative references updated to reflect the revised statutory provisions and numbering following the Harper Review, including those on concerted practices, the misuse of market power provision (s 46) and third-line forcing provisions (s 47)
• all caselaw extracts redacted to focus on material relevant to current statutory provisions
• excerpts from the ACCC’s administrative guidelines updated
• significant new competition law decisions added, including Vodafone and Pacific National (mergers), NSW Ports (immunity and anti-competitive agreements) and others
• new extracts and commentary inserted to provide an understanding of the challenges to competition law presented by digital markets and proposals for law reform, as well as novel public benefit considerations as part of the authorisation procedure.
• Selected cases and materials develop skills in analysis and understanding of key principles
• Clear, succinct commentary covers both foundation concepts and future directions in competition law
• Hypothetical questions and reading lists for each chapter enhance learning through problem solving and research
• Bruce, Australian Competition Law, 4th ed, 2021
• Bruce, Consumer Protection Law in Australia, 4th ed, 2022
• Steinwall, Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation 2023
Table of contents
- Ch 1 Introduction
- Ch 2 Markets, Market Power and Competition
- Ch 3 Cartels and Anti-Competitive Arrangements
- Ch 4 Resale Price Maintenance
- Ch 5 Exclusive Dealing
- Ch 6 Misuse of Market Power
- Ch 7 Mergers
- Ch 8 Authorisation and Notification
- Ch 9 Penalties and Remedies
- Ch 10 Restraint of Trade at Common Law