CALC - Consumer Action Law Centre
CALC - Reforming the public benefit test in the Trade Practices Act (2007)
Galexia completed a report for the Consumer Action Law Centre, focussing on defining the ‘public benefit’ in Part VII of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). It was completed as part of a project to identify weaknesses in the way in which the public benefit test is currently applied under the Act and to propose solutions that will ensure that consumers receive the protections they require when reductions in competition through mergers, acquisitions and collusions are considered. The report has a particular focus on the potential inclusion of social and environmental considerations in the public benefit test.
It has been produced as a result of a grant from the TPA Consumer Trust.
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