- 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
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio-Video streaming
- Assignment 1 - Research Report (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Online Interactive Assignmet (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- RMI-OJD105-Fundamentals of Contract Law
- RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
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The restrictive trade practices provisions of the CCA adopt provisions of the superseded Trade Practices Act 1974 (C’th) (TPA) dealing with topics including; exclusive contracts, cartels, misuse of market power, exclusive dealings, resale price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.