Up-to-date analysis of key developments in Australian competition law



Insights informed by commercial understanding and practical application



Bringing together legal and economic expertise



Informed by international developments; focused on Australian issues

Australia’s home of competition analysis


Welcome to The State of Competition, Australia’s home of competition law analysis. The State of Competition provides regular analysis of key issues in Australian competition law and economics.

The State of Competition is published by Alexandra Merrett, Rachel Trindade and Rhonda Smith, experienced practitioners in the field of Australian competition law and economics. You can find out more about us - including brief bios, selected publications and contact details - by following the links below.

Issue 21: 2014 – the year of SLC

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” (Ecclesiastes).  2014 has certainly been a time for reflection; the Harper Review has prompted so much rumination that we’re lucky there’s not been much action in the courts. So rather than our usual “year in review”, this year we’re finishing up with a reflective piece on Continue Reading

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Recent Issues

Follow the archives link to see past issues of The State Of Competition

Issue 20: Harper's re-write of s46
Issue 19: Private litigation in Australia
Issue 18: The cellophane fallacy
Issue 17: The Harper Review - call for submissions
Issue 16: The small business edition