Journal article

The Australian farm sector and the competition and consumer act

1 Jan 2013
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For almost 40 years Australia has had a national competition law designed to ensure that markets operate effectively and fairly. First known as the Trade Practices Act 1974, and more recently renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, this body of law has had a major impact on farming enterprises and commercial practices.

This paper provides an overview of the major elements of the Act, and the role and responsibilities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the national agency responsible for enforcement of the Act. It discusses recent competition developments in a number of areas of direct relevance to the Australian agricultural sector, including the use of collective bargaining, the operation of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, country of origin and food labelling, reforms to the wheat export regime, and allegations of misuse of market power and unconscionable conduct in relation to supermarkets and their dealings with suppliers.

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ISBN: 
1449-8812
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
No. 1
Publication Place: 
Surry Hills
Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2013
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