By Erica Brooke Taylor*
This article considers the epic battle between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd and its impact on the entitlement of the Crown to immunity from the application of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). The ramifications of the Baxter litigation on the practices of private enterprises when contracting with the Crown and its emanations in the government procurement market is also examined.
The full article can be accessed here: “The Baxter saga: The role of competition law in government procurement” (2010) 18 TPLJ 188.
*Solicitor and Notary Public.