Competition and Consumer Law (CLAW2205)


Competition and consumer law impacts on everyone and on every business. This unit examines provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cwth) that regulate a range of business activities, including, dealings between businesses and with consumers, pricing, advertising and unfair practices. The focus will be on current enforcement priorities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and topics covered will include: cartel conduct, misuse of market power, vertical restraints on competition, anti-competitive acquisitions and key aspects of Australian consumer law including: product safety, consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms, unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct. Students will analyse legal and business issues involving competition and consumer law arising from given fact situations and real-world contexts to increase awareness of legal risk situations in business and understanding of how these risks may be managed.

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Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops


individual research assignment (30%), team research assignment (30%), final exam (40%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



CLAW2005 or CLAW3005 or MKTG3005

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