Rethinking the CCA: Draft Legislation Lays Groundwork for Significant Change

By Elizabeth Avery, Simon Muys & Matt Rubinstein

Australia’s competition laws have been under review for over two years. The Competition Policy Review chaired by Professor Ian Harper “the Harper Review” deliver its final report on March 31, 2015. It then took another 12 months for the Commonwealth Government to finalize its response to the Harper Review.The Australian Government has finally released exposure draft legislation, to amend the Competition and Consumer Act of 2010 in line with the majority of the recommendations of the Harper Review. This article addresses the draft legislation.