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Competition and Consumer Law (6593.6)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154885) - View
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    Syllabus

    This unit examines the nature and operation of Australian competition and consumer protection law, primarily under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). Consumer protection will be considered, although to a lesser extent, under other Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.

    Learning Outcomes

    The unit is broadly divided into two subject areas -

    1. Competition Law, focusing on areas including market definition, competition, market power, cartels, anti-competitive agreements, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, authorisation and notifications and remedies and enforcement; and

    2. Consumer Law, focusing on areas including the changes to consumer protection pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts regime, false or misleading representations, other unfair practices, consumer guarantees, product safety standards, remedies and enforcement.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    Legal Systems, 6602, or equivalent AND Legal Methods and Skills, 6601.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic knowledge of the legal system.

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