Competition reform post-election ?>

Competition reform post-election

Now that we finally have an election outcome (even if Herbert does still remain in doubt), it’s worth considering what this means for the proposed Harper reforms. We know that the Turnbull Government, in September last year, accepted most of the recommendations made in the Harper Report.  Following a further consultation, the Government announced (in March 2016) it would also adopt the controversial ‘effects test’ recommended by the Harper Panel in relation to misuse of market power.  We also know that Labor opposes the effects…

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The election and competition law and policy ?>

The election and competition law and policy

It’s federal election time again and time to consider the respective policy positions of each of the major parties.  The key area of differentiation to date has been in relation to the introduction of an effects test for misuse of market power.  This has been supported by the Government and the Greens but is opposed by the Labor Party.  More recently the Labor party has indicated it would ‘ensure that competition policy does more to ameliorate the growing economic gap in our society’….

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New blog

Welcome to my new Australian Competition Law Blog.  This will replace by previous blog, but it will still retain archives from 2008-2016 (https://competitionlaw.wordpress.com/).  For more news and information about Australian Competition Law visit my main website.