Criminal Penalties for Contraventions of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act

36 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2009

Date Written: March 2005

Abstract

In 2003 the Dawson Committee, commissioned by the Australian Government, recommended that criminal penalties should be introduced for cartel conduct. The Government accepted this recommendation in principle and set up a working party to consider the implementation difficulties that had been identified in the Dawson Report. Nothing further was heard from the Government until February 2005 when the Government announced that it would introduce criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct. This paper evaluates the Government proposals and makes suggestions for their implementation.

Keywords: criminal penalties, cartels, Dawson Report, Trade Practices Act

JEL Classification: K19, K30, K42

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Julie N, Criminal Penalties for Contraventions of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act (March 2005). Deakin Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1445227

Julie N Clarke (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/julie-clarke

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