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MLL409 - Competition Law and Policy

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:MLL350
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:J Clarke
Prerequisite:MLL111
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: This unit is offered in cloud (online) mode only: there will be no face-to-face teaching
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit introduces students to the principal areas of law in Australia which aim to preserve competition in the economy. Attention will focus on the competition law provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and their theoretical underpinnings. In particular, it will examine the following topics: the common law doctrine of restraint of trade; the scheme of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; trade practices economics; price fixing; anti-competitive arrangements; primary boycotts; exclusive dealing; misuse of market power; resale price maintenance and mergers.

Assessment

Written Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1260$1260$2960$3059

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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