The Resource Australian Cartel Regulation : Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context, (electronic resource)

Australian Cartel Regulation : Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context, (electronic resource)

Australian Cartel Regulation : Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context
Australian Cartel Regulation
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Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context
Reflects on developments in trade practices law in Australia over the last 30 years
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KU978.3 .B43 2011
Australian Cartel Regulation : Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context, (electronic resource)
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; About the authors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Why focus on anti-cartel law and enforcement?; 1.2 A new anti-cartel regime for Australia - background; 1.3 Aims, scope and structure of this book; 2 The legal framework governing cartel conduct; 2.1 Introduction - a complex regime; 2.2 Outline of the statutory regime; 2.3 Coverage of the statutory regime; 2.3.1 Entity coverage; 2.3.2 Territorial coverage; 2.3.3 Temporal coverage; 2.4 The criminal/civil divide; 2.4.1 Flaws in the dishonesty proposal
  • A dishonesty element is incapable of limiting a cartel offence to serious cartel conduct2.4.1.2 A dishonesty element does not provide a basis for adequately differentiating criminal from civil liability; The test for dishonesty is uncertain and vulnerable to unmeritorious denials of liability; A dishonesty element does not accurately label or signal the subject matter of cartel offences; Questionable precedent for a dishonesty element in a cartel offence; 2.4.2 Unworkability of suggested alternatives; 2.4.3 Questionable aspects of the current approach
  • Both civil and criminal prohibitions suffer from overreach and uncertainty2.4.3.2 The criminal and civil prohibitions are inadequately distinguished; Determination of seriousness should not be left substantially to prosecutorial discretion and/or sentencing; Provision for authorisation is not a sufficient cure for overreach and uncertainty; 2.4.4 A more comprehensive and systematic approach; 2.5 Conclusion; 3 Collusion (contracts, arrangements, understandings); 3.1 Introduction - the law in flux on collusion; 3.2 A spectrum of dealings; 3.3 Conceptual boundaries
  • 3.4 Looking overseas for workable models3.4.1 The approach taken in the US and the EU; 3.4.2 Equating -understanding' with -concerted practice'?; 3.5 Evidentiary considerations; 3.5.1 Problems with the ACCCs 2007 list of proposed factual matters; 3.5.2 Additional complications; 3.6 Meaning of -makes' a contract or arrangement, -arrives at' an understanding or -gives effect to' a provision; 3.6.1 -Makes' or -arrives at'; 3.6.2 -Gives effect to'; Purposes of the -gives effect to' offence and prohibitions; Meaning of -gives effect to'
  • 3.7 Parties to a contract, arrangement or understanding3.8 Conclusion - the need for clarity and restraint in defining collusion; 4 Cartel and other provisions; 4.1 Introduction - the pivotal element of a provision; 4.2 Classification of provisions; 4.2.1 Basic economic principles relevant to classification; 4.2.2 The US approach to classification; 4.2.3 The EU approach to classification; 4.2.4 The Australian approach to classification; 4.3 Price-fixing provisions; 4.3.1 Price-fixing purpose, effect or likely effect; Purpose; Effect or likely effect
  • 4.3.2 Fixing, controlling, maintaining or providing for the fixing, controlling or maintaining of a price, discount, rebate, allowance or credit
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1 online resource (652 p.)
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  • (OCoLC)769341734
  • sks9781139114547

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