MLL409 - Competition Law and Policy

Year:

2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: Nil
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only

Prerequisite:

Students must have passed MLP119 (previously coded MLL119) plus 8 MLL/MLP/MLT coded Law units.

Note: Students who have commenced before Trimester 1 2022, and have successfully completed MLL111, are not required to complete MLP119.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 1.5 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings and 1 x 1.5 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) each week 
 

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 1.5 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings and 1 x 1.5 hour  online seminar (recordings provided) each week 
 

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.

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