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. 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 19 – the public benefits of private litigation

“Access to justice” rates as one of the top five issues raised in submissions to the Harper Review into Australian competition policy.  But a review of litigation over the last decade shows much more is at stake: ACCC competition cases focus almost exclusively on per se prohibitions.  While private litigants appear more prepared to pursue provisions subject to a competition Continue Reading

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Recent Issues

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

Issue 18: The cellophane fallacy
Issue 17: The Harper Review - call for submissions
Issue 16: The small business edition
Issue 15: 2013 in review
Issue 14: Effects vs purpose
Issue 13: Competitive neutrality