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Frances Hanks



Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationBA Sydney
  • LLB Sydney
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW


Relevant work history and committee involvement

  • Image of briefcaseSenior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School (retired, 31 January 2003)
    [joined University of Melbourne in 1975 as a lecturer (first in the Department of Legal Studies, later in the Department of Accounting and Business Law and, from 1994, in the Faculty of Law)
  • Former member, Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia


Competition law publications

Image of bookBooks

  • F Hanks, M Bryan and Duggan, Contractual Non-disclosure (1994)

Books (edited)

Book chapters

Journal articles

  • Frances Hanks, 'Intellectual Property and Price Discrimination: a challenge for Australian competition law' (2004) 16 Information Economics and Policy 113-134
  • J Gans, F Hanks and P L. Williams, 'The Treatment of Natural Monopolies Under the Australian Trade Practices Act: Four Recent Decisions' (2001) 29 Australian Business Law Review 492-507
  • F Hanks, 'Unlocking the infrastructure: The reform of public utilities in Australia' (1997) 12 Policy 51-53


  • Frances Hanks, 'Intellectual Property and Price Discrimination' (Competition in property rights and information markets workshop, presented by the Competition and Consumer Policy (RegNet) and the National Institute of Government and Law, ANU, 16 August 2002)