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Commercial law: Competition and Consumer law

Resources for Commercial law, including Competition and consumer law, Corporations and business law, Contract law, Industrial law, Intellectual property law, and Taxation law.

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Encyclopaedias & Commentaries

CCH Competition, Consumer and Contract Law (CCH Intelliconnect) - includes legislation, cases and the following commenties:
  • Australian Competition, Consumer & Contract Law Tracker
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Law Commentary 
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Law Releases
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Legislation: Commentary 
  • Australian Consumer Credit Law Commentary 
  • Australian Contract Law Commentary
  • Australian Master Trade Practices Guide, 2006 (online book) 
  • Australian National Consumer Credit Protection Act Partner  
  • Australian Trade Practices Compliance Commentary 
  • Australian Trade Practices Compliance Releases 
  • New Zealand Competition Law and Policy, 2010 (online book) 
  • Understanding Australian Consumer Credit Law: A Practical Guide to the National Consumer Credit Reforms, 2010 (online book)

Competition and consumer law texts

Australian competition law reading room - extensive list of book, articles, speeches and reports.


Competition law is the general term for the body of law regulating the market behaviour of corporate and business entities and industrial organisations and structures, so as to preserve competition for the benefit of consumers.

Consumer protection is the protection of consumers against misleading and deceptive statements or conduct by suppliers: for example, under the Australian Consumer Law, which replaces the (CTH) Trade Practices Act 1974 s 4B, Pt V.

Australian Consumer Law  -  A single, national consumer protection and product liability regime applying federally as a law of the Commonwealth pursuant to Pt XI Sch 2 of the (CTH) Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and pursuant to equivalent uniform application laws of the participating States and Territories.

(From the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)

Some alternative terms:

  • Antitrust law 
  • Product liability 
  • Restraint of trade 
  • Trade regulation
  • Unfair competition



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Blog - Australian Competition Law and Policy discussion

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