Competition Law Reading Room
From Coal Vend to Basic Slag: Winning the Hearts and Minds?
Ian Tonking SC
(2009) 32(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 227;  UNSWLawJl 13
'The current debate, prompted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’), about the extent to which an ‘understanding’ between competitors about pricing needs to be shown to reflect some ‘commitment’ in relation to their future action before it is prohibited has ramifications for the pending legislation to criminalise cartel conduct. The purpose here is to expose some of the issues that need to be addressed where these two measures overlap.'