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The Legislative Framework and Competition Policy in Australia

BY | August 24, 2022

This article reviews the legislative framework which underlies Australian competition law and policy. First, the Australian Constitution plays a key although often unrecognized role in preventing interstate restrictions on competition. …

This article reviews the legislative framework which underlies Australian competition law and policy. First, the Australian Constitution plays a key although often unrecognized role in preventing interstate restrictions on competition.  Second, Australia’s famed National Competition Policy which comprehensively reviewed and removed unnecessary legislative and other government restrictions on competition over a ten-year period from the mid-1990s is now largely dormant.  Third, Austral

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