LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law
|Short Description:||Competition and Consumer Law|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||090901 - Business and Commercial Law|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||12 November 2019|
Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 & LAW1112) or LAW1201 or (LAW5111 & LAW5112) or LAW5501 or LAW1101 or LAW1500
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This unit examines the nature and operation of Australian competition and consumer protection law, primarily under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). There are two broad areas:
1. Competition Law, focusing on areas including market definition, competition, market power, cartels, anti-competitive agreements, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, authorisation and notifications and remedies and enforcement; and
2. Consumer Law, focusing on areas including the changes to consumer protection pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts regime, false or misleading representations, other unfair practices, consumer guarantees, product safety standards, remedies and enforcement.