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    23 September 2008
    Australia: Proposed amendments to the Trade Practices Act 1974

    by Liza Carver, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Simon Snow, Nick Taylor, Luke Woodward

    On 28 April 2008 the Rudd government announced several proposed amendments to the provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act) governing predatory pricing, misuse of market power and unconscionable conduct. These and other recently proposed amendments are briefly outlined in this update.

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    23 September 2008
    Australia: Proposed criminal sanctions for cartel conduct

    by Liza Carver, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Simon Snow, Nick Taylor, Luke Woodward, Graeme Edgerton

    Almost 5 years after criminal sanctions for serious cartel behaviour were recommended by the Dawson Committee, the new Federal Government has this year released an exposure draft of legislation (Draft Bill) that would provide criminal sanctions for cartel conduct engaged in 'with the intention of dishonestly obtaining a benefit'. Clearly, good risk management and compliance strategies will be more important than ever.

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    12 December 2013
    From the vulgarian to the astute: does it matter?

    By Rani John and Andrew Willekes

    We discuss the High Court’s majority decision in ACCC v TPG [2013] HCA 54 and how it provides important guidance on the question of how the knowledge imputed to the reasonable consumer impacts the assessment of whether advertising is misleading or deceptive.

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    12 December 2013
    NBN Strategic Review: No Easy Way Out

    By Peter Waters

    This is a summary of the Strategic Review provided to Minister Turnbull by NBN Co, with the assistance of Deloitte, Boston Consulting and KordaMentha.

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    06 December 2013
    Federal Court finds Flight Centre attempted to induce various airlines to enter into price fixing arrangements

    By Simon Snow and Andrew Low

    On Friday 6 December, the Federal Court of Australia published its reasons in ACCC v Flight Centre Limited (No 2) [2013] FCA 1313, finding that Flight Centre attempted, on six occasions, to induce three airlines (being Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Malaysia Airlines) to make collusive arrangements with it in relation to Flight Centre’s retail or distribution margin for air fares for international air travel in the period August 2005 to March 2009. The Court found that these collusive arrangements would have (if entered into) lessened competition in the market for the retail sale or distribution of airline tickets.

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