Research for Senate Inquiry into banking competition - call for volunteers

1 April 2009

The Law School is seeking motivated students to research and report on the banking sector for a CHOICE submission to a senate inquiry into banking competition. The selected students will work as a team, with guidance from the Law School as necessary.

The CHOICE Brief:

CHOICE is concerned about the increasing trend towards market concentration in various sectors of the Australian economy, particularly the banking and retail sectors. The purpose of this research is to inform CHOICE's policy advocacy generally and to include same into CHOICE's submission to the Senate Inquiry into banking competition. As part of this submission; CHOICE would like to explore the following issues:

  • In what circumstances, if any, can the ACCC or another Commonwealth authority require divestiture or break up on competition grounds?
  • Are there examples in overseas jurisdictions (North America, UK, EU) where wider tests and powers are available to regulatory authorities?

Students are requested to submit an expression of interest, including a brief outline response to the two questions from the CHOICE brief.

The Expression of Interest form should be returned to Phillip Raponi ( by 9am Monday 27 April. Group submissions are welcome.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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