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Advisory Report on the Competition and Consumer

June 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79421-5 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79422-2 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 78KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 101KB)

Background
Purpose and overview of the first Bill
Purpose and overview of the government Bill
Treasury consultations
The ACCC’s current powers
Are laws needed to address price signalling?
Conclusions
Committee objectives and scope
Conduct of the Inquiry

 
Chapter 2 Comparison of the Bills - Substantial lessening of competition test (PDF 142KB)

Introduction
Conduct within the scope of the Bills
Analysis
Conclusion
Purpose and effect
Analysis
Conclusion
Analysis
Conclusion
Background
Analysis
Conclusion

 
Dissenting report (PDF 125KB)

Introduction
Scope of ‘Price Signalling’ Prohibitions
Coverage
Per se offences
Purpose and Effect
Over-reach and Unintended Consequences
Market-specific application
Expanded Application by Regulation
Exemptions
Defences
Notification and Authorisation
Consultative Process
Conclusion
Recommendation

 
Appendix A – Submissions - Submissions to the Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010 (PDF 33KB)
 
Appendix B – Witnesses (PDF 29KB)
 
Appendix C – Exhibits (PDF 41KB)

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