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Competition and Consumer Act Annotated

Ray Steinwall
LexisNexis, published annually


Publisher description (2017 edition)

The 2017 edition of Annotated Competition and Consumer Legislation provides an essential guide to the Australian competition and consumer law in Australia. This title includes the latest legislative amendments and is current as at 1 January 2017. 

The work includes subsection-level annotations to the legislation, comparative tables, and practical guidance as to the impact of recent legislation reforms.

This 2017 edition incorporates the following features to assist you in your day-to-day practice:

  • Authored annotations by Ray Steinwall explaining the competition and consumer legislation including commentary on key cases from a range of jurisdictions and include High Court, Federal Court, Supreme Court, tribunal decisions and significant unreported judgments. The annotations have been updated to reflect the proposed changes recommended by the new and significant Harper Bill and include two amended tables which track the recommendations and the Government’s response for readers
  • Introductions to parts of the Act covering the laws’ development, review and reform proposals including significant commentary on the Australian Consumer Law
  • References to decisions of the National Competition Council and decisions impacting the Australia energy law
  • All forms are reproduced from Schedule 1 of the Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010
  • Penalties and Remedies Table providing easy access to understand rights of redress and penalties
  • A comparative table of cross-references mapping pre-reform provisions to those in the Competition and Consumer Act
  • Shaded legislation and detailed tabs with extensive indexing to enhance the ease of use and navigability


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