The Australian government publishes exposure draft with key changes to unilateral conduct and concerted conduct

Competition law reform in Australia* Professor Ian Harper chaired a “root and branch” inquiry into competition law and policy in Australia in 2015. The Harper Review made a number of recommendations and the government welcomed most of these. In August 2016, Treasury issued an exposure draft of the legislation that would give effect to the government’s response. Among the key changes proposed are a revised approach to anticompetitive unilateral conduct, the addition of a new form of coordinated conduct to be known as concerted conduct and the potential removal of telecommunications sector specific provisions dealing with anticompetitive unilateral conduct. Unilateral conduct – section 46 The most controversial recommendation of the Harper review was a change in the abuse of market power

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Rob Nicholls, The Australian government publishes exposure draft with key changes to unilateral conduct and concerted conduct, 5 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 82319

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