- Introduction to the course & Economic Policy & Context
- Legislative overview & Constitutional framework
- Administration and enforcement of competition and consumer laws / Private & Public Remedies
- Consumer Protection
- Defining the Market
- Anti-Competitive Conduct
- Preventing Monopolies & Oligarchies
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio-Video streaming
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- RMI-OJD105-Fundamentals of Contract Law
- RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
You normally are expected to complete Year 1 core requirements of JD.
No special requirements
This subject will introduce students to the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 (C’th) (the CCA) and application laws of the States and Territories.
The CCA represents the adoption of a national scheme for the regulation of restrictive trade practices and consumer law. The national scheme effectively commenced in January 2011.
The restrictive trade practices provisions of the CCA adopt provisions of the superseded Trade Practices Act 1974 (C’th) (TPA) dealing with topics including; exclusive contracts, cartels, misuse of market power, exclusive dealings, resale price maintenance and mergers. The consumer law provisions of the CCA, in part, adapts some provisions of the TPA dealing with misleading conduct and representations and provides for new provisions dealing with unfair contract terms and contractual guarantees.
In addition the CCA adopts certain provisions of the TPA dealing with penalties and remedies and provides for new provisions dealing with penalties, enforcement powers and consumer redress options.
Competition and consumer law has widespread application to commercial and consumer transactions and disputes and must be considered by practitioners in the degree of planning and implementing commercial transactions.
- Research Report (30%)
- Online Interactive Assignmet (20%)
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)