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 23: Living on Noah’s Ark

Competition policy for the oligopoly economy Australia, as recently observed, is an oligopoly economy.  But what does that mean exactly?  And – in this time of reflection – does (or should) this fact impact upon our competition policy?  A very smart lawyer and academic, Michal Gal, has researched this issue closely.  She recommends that small economies such as Australia favour Continue Reading

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Recent Issues

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

Issue 22: The pros & cons of learning from overseas
Issue 21: 2014 - the year of SLC
Issue 20: Re-writing s46
Issue 19: Private litigation in Australia
Issue 18: The cellophane fallacy