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Giving competition a sporting chance? The role for antitrust laws in promoting competition from new sporting leagues in Australia and the United States

Nick Seddon
(2015) 23 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 181

 

Abstract/summary

At all levels of government in Australia (with some exceptions), there is immunity from competition law and from the Australian Consumer Law when government bodies are engaged in procurement for governmental purposes. This is because government bodies are bound only insofar as each carries on a business. The final Harper Report has recommended that the words carries on a business be replaced by in trade or commerce. If implemented, this recommendation will remove a serious flaw in the way in which the legislation has operated.

 

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