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High Court rules on meaning of ‘Market in Australia’ ?>

High Court rules on meaning of ‘Market in Australia’

The High Court has delivered its second competition law judgment this year (the first was Flight Centre), this time providing some important clarification to the meaning of ‘market in Australia’.  The case revolved around allegations of price fixing in relation to air cargo and was decided by reference to Australia’s (now repealed) price fixing provision (replaced by new cartel laws in 2009).  Despite the fact that the new cartel laws do not require that the market be ‘in Australia’, with…

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New High Court Appointments and competition law ?>

New High Court Appointments and competition law

A competition lawyer’s guide to the new High Court appointments The Prime Minister today announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC to become the next Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the first female Chief Justice, on 30 January 2017. Justice Kiefel will replace the Honourable Justice Robert French AC (Chief Justice since 2008) following his retirement. The Prime Minister also announced the appointment of a new High Court judge, the Honourable Justice James…

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