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



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Welcome to The State of Competition, Australia’s home of competition law analysis. Every month or so we bring you a short piece examining a topical issue.

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 Rhonda, Rachel and Alexandra, including brief bios, selected publications and contact details by following the links below.

Issue 16: the small business edition

It’s been observed that “Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient & the persistent. It’s for the overcomer”. While this many be true, the law should not be amongst the hurdles that small business needs to overcome. But a close look at Australia’s competition law regime suggests that there is plenty of room to improve its engagement Continue Reading

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Recent Issues

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

Issue 15: 2013 in review
Issue 14: The effects vs purpose debate resumes
Issue 13: Has competitive neutrality run its course?
Issue 12: The Australian difference: is the public benefit test eroding?
Issue 11: A road map to statutory immunity in Australia
Issue 10: The consumer is king!