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On the Road to Improved Social and Economic Welfare: The Contribution of Australian Competition and Consumer Law Reform

7 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016  

Russell Miller AM

Centre for Strategy and Governance; Australian Academy of Law

Date Written: April 15, 2016

Abstract

The contribution of law reform in changing and updating laws to reflect the current values and needs of modern society, has been profound and no more so than in the area of economic regulation. This paper reflects on the contribution two key law reform initiatives have made in the fields of competition and consumer law in reshaping Australia over the past 25 years. It also anticipates the changes about to be made in relation to competition law as a result of the Government's recent in principle adoption of the Harper Committee recommendations and their likely contribution to a more equitable, modern, fair and efficient Australia.

Keywords: Competition, Law, Australia

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Miller AM, Russell, On the Road to Improved Social and Economic Welfare: The Contribution of Australian Competition and Consumer Law Reform (April 15, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2765659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2765659

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