This year the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law (AJCCL) celebrates a milestone – its 25th year of publication. In a recent editorial, the Journal’s General Editor Ron Desiatnik said: “Whether it be in reference to the longevity of a marriage, the length of a friendship, or the serving out of a prison sentence, ...more
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO regarding debate about proposed changes to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). It also contains the following articles: “Settlement practices in Australia: The distinction between civil and criminal penalties” – Linda Evans and Alexander Vial; “Facilitating practices, vertical restraints and most favoured customers: Australian competition law is ill-equipped to meet the challenge” – Brent Fisse; and “Australia’s flawed Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) process” – Sue Taylor, Julie-Anne Tarr and Anthony Asher. Also in this Part are the following sections: Company Law and Securities: “Imposition of longer sentences for insider trading: The case of Hanlong Mining” – Mark Fisher and Michael Legg; and Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Section 46: Exposure draft legislation and ACCC draft misuse of market power guidelines” – Stephen Corones.
This Special Issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice (JBFLP) is produced in collaboration with the BFSLA Academic Committee, focusing on the theme of “Finance Law: Global and Regional Challenges”. It includes the following articles: “Regulating financial institution culture: Reforming the regulatory toolkit” – Ann Wardrop, David Wishart and Marilyn McMahon; “Bitcoin: Consumer protection and regulatory challenges” – Louise Parsons; “Small amount credit contract reforms in Australia: Household survey evidence and analysis” – Gill North; “Making prudence: Consumer credit and twin peaks, a comparison of Australia and South Africa” – Gail Pearson; and “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur – on the recent attempts to harmonise the law of intermediated securities” – Matteo Solinas. Also in this Part are the following sections: Banking Law and Banking Practice; Insolvency Law and Management; United Kingdom and Europe; Singapore and South East Asia; and an Editorial note by the Guest Editors.
The latest Part of AJCCL includes the following articles: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission priorities” – Rod Sims; “Does it matter what the hypothetical consumer knows? An analysis of ACCC v TPG” – Haylene Treisman; and “A snuggle for survival – the paradox of section 44ZZRD(3)(c): Restricting co-operation may mean restricting competition” – Marianna Parry and Richard Hobson. Also in this part are the following sections: Authorisations and Notifications; Consumer Protections; Case note; What if…; Consumer Concerns; Report from Africa, Report from Europe; and Report from Latin America.
The latest Part of ABLR includes the following articles: “Consumer leases and consumer protection: Regulatory arbitrage and consumer harm” – Paul Ali, Cosima McRae, Ian Ramsay and Tiong Tjin Saw; “Wrestling with Giants – a critical account of supermarket power and competition law in Australia and the United Kingdom” – Madeline Taylor; and “Bounty hunters, whistleblowers and a new regulatory paradigm” – Vivienne Brand, Sulette Lombard and Jeff Fitzpatrick. There is also an Editorial and a Company Law and Securities section note.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “Australian competition law still trips over barriers to entry” – Paulina Fishman; and “Proposals for an ACCC makeover” – Frank Zumbo. It also includes the following section notes: Access to Services, Defective Goods, Snapshots, Commission Cameos, Economic(s) Matters, Report from Africa and Report from India.
The September 2012 issue of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes an article by Paul A Czarnota that looks at the AFL, the joint venture defence and single economic entity theory, an edited version of a speech given Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, at the 2012 Competition Law Conference and an article by Rod Sims which seeks to promote understanding of the ACCC’s NBN Co/Optus authorisation decision and its implications. There is also great range of high quality sections, including Economic(s) Matters, Snapshots, Consumer Protection, Reports from Asia and New Zealand, plus much more!
by Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission The year 1993 – the year in which this Journal was first published – turned out to be an auspicious one for practitioners and observers in competition policy in Australia. The report of the National Competition Policy Review (later dubbed the “Hilmer Report”, after Professor Fred ...more
The second Part for Volume 22 of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes articles by Sarah Bennett regarding the compatibility of plain packaging with TRIPs and an article by Jani McCutcheon critically considering the originality threshold in two important cases for IP law. This Part also includes a Topic of Interest from Mark Sumptor discussing IP and competition law.