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Options to strengthen the misuse of market power law

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Date
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Consultation Type
Discussion Paper

Key Documents

The Final Report of the Competition Policy Review (the Harper Review) made 56 recommendations on Australia’s competition framework spanning most sectors of the economy and with implications for all levels of government.

On 24 November 2015 the Australian Government released its response to all recommendations.

The Government will work with the States and Territories to reinvigorate competition reform, find more innovative ways to deliver services and above all to further drive Australia’s economic performance and living standards through stronger productivity growth.

In relation to the misuse of market power provision, the Government has listened to the views of affected stakeholders and decided that further consultation is needed before responding to the Review’s recommendation.

The purpose of this discussion paper is to seek the views of interested parties on options to strengthen the misuse of market power provision (section 46) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).

Submissions on this discussion paper must be received no later than 12 February 2016. Public submissions will not be made available until after submissions have closed.

Submissions

122 submissions were received for this consultation, including 7 confidential submissions.

AGL - pdf 175.24 KB
AGL - docx 47.26 KB
Allens - pdf 546.54 KB
Arnold Bloch Liebler - pdf 2.03 MB
Arnold Bloch Liebler - docx 66.02 KB
Ashurst - pdf 1.26 MB
Atom Industries - pdf 359.01 KB
Australia Marketing - pdf 126.64 KB
Australia Marketing - docx 24.68 KB
Australian Dairy Farmers - pdf 585.99 KB
Big Bargain Bottleshop - pdf 410.57 KB
Boral - doc 109.5 KB
Boral - pdf 467.87 KB
Carroll, Loretta - pdf 603.75 KB
Carroll, Loretta - docx 31.4 KB
CBH Group - pdf 133.46 KB
Chi-X - pdf 518.48 KB
CHOICE - pdf 254.15 KB
CHOICE - docx 117.41 KB
COSBOA - pdf 215.15 KB
COSBOA - docx 74.34 KB
Cunningham, Michael - pdf 434.64 KB
Cunningham, Michael - docx 143.18 KB
Dahlsen, John - pdf 3.6 MB
Dahlsen, John - docx 184.96 KB
Deakin, Murray - pdf 121.03 KB
Deakin, Murray - docx 47.08 KB
Drakes Supermarkets - pdf 154.3 KB
Fels, Allan - pdf 81.6 KB
Foxtel - pdf 487.11 KB
Gilbert, R S - pdf 220.88 KB
Gilbert, R S - docx 18.84 KB
Growcom - pdf 647.53 KB
Growcom - docx 1.29 MB
Heerey, Peter - pdf 280.7 KB
Heerey, Peter - doc 57.5 KB
Hodge, Michael - pdf 89.21 KB
Hodge, Michael - docx 39.43 KB
Kemp, Katharine - pdf 662.11 KB
Kemp, Katharine - docx 101.21 KB
Kettle, John - docx 34 KB
Kettle, John - pdf 230.44 KB
Matthews Law NZ - pdf 506.17 KB
Matthews Law NZ - docx 135.88 KB
Minter Ellison - pdf 383.18 KB
NBN - pdf 2.51 MB
Optus - pdf 298.74 KB
Oxley Island Dairies - pdf 279.44 KB
QBE - pdf 215.88 KB
Queensland Law Society - pdf 227.84 KB
Rea, Joanne - pdf 106.46 KB
Rea, Joanne - docx 13.93 KB
Retail Guild - pdf 292.36 KB
Retail Guild - docx 31.03 KB
SA Independent Retailers - pdf 568.98 KB
Spier Consulting - pdf 436.76 KB
Spier Consulting - docx 38.54 KB
Sydney Airport - pdf 1.3 MB
Telstra - pdf 85.01 KB
Wesfarmers - pdf 250.85 KB
Woolworths - pdf 3.26 MB