17 November 2017
On 6 November 2017 significant changes to Australia's competition laws commenced, that is, the legislative response to the key recommendations of the 2015 Competition Policy Review (Harper Review). This update provides an overview of the key changes to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) and considers their implications for businesses. Businesses need to consider how these changes will affect their activities, as conduct that begins after, or continues past, 6 November 2017 will be subject to the new laws.
Harper review changes to Australian competition laws take effect- The good, the bad and the ugly