Woolworths is being pursued by the corporate regulator for its treatment of smaller suppliers.
Unconscionable conduct by (mainly big) business has been notoriously tricky to prove. Could a change in legal wording help?
If done poorly, competition law can actually reduce competition.
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The debate over two words in Australian competition law could lead to an anti-competitive future for Australian businesses.
The government has agreed to a push from Professor Ian Harper for a new competition policy body.
The federal government will implement Harper's much-pushed for recommendation for a new competition policy body - but how its fits with other regulators is uncertain.
Is further consultation on section 46 really likely to reveal something the already extensive input has not?
In kicking the can down the road on section 46, the federal government has chosen good politics over good law.
The government’s response to Ian Harper’s competition recommendations should underpin the next 20 years of Australia’s economic growth.
The response to the Harper recommendations on competition policy reform was mature and wisely sidestepped the issue that could derail debate on it.
Whether the Harper Review might stoke competition in the retail grocery sector remains to be seen.
Supermarket giants are predictably opposed to
Harper Review's effects test, but the report is a mixed bag when it comes to other retail competition issues.
The Harper Review should focus attention on planning and zoning reform as a crucial way of improving competition.
The main question to ask of the Harper report is: what will make a tangible difference to our economic prosperity?
The Harper competition policy review recommendations include changing the way misuse of market power can be prosecuted.
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The "effects test" aims to boost prosecutions for misuse of market power. But will it really make it easier for the ACCC to win cases?