Allens

The Harper Review

The Harper Report

Misuse of market power provisions

The firm has made a submission to Treasury on the implications of the Harper Review's proposed changes to the misuse of market power provisions.

Allens has also prepared a subsequent submission to Treasury regarding its consideration of reform options.

Ian Harper speaks to CEDA audience

Allens was the major sponsor of CEDA's key event: Competition Policy Review with Professor Ian Harper Tuesday, 14 April 2015 in Melbourne.

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Ian Harper

Introduction to Harper Report

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How will the Government Respond?

Kon Stelios interviews Simon Troeth of Newgate Australia.

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HARPER REFORMS BECOME LAW

Significant changes to Australia's competition laws commenced on 6 November 2017. The changes implement key recommendations of the Harper Panel's review of Australia's competition law and policy. We have been tracking the Harper Review since it began in 2014 and set out below our analysis of the key events.

Professor Ian Harper's review of competition policy was the most significant review of Australia’s competition laws and policy in more than 20 years.

The Harper Panel published its Final Report on 31 March 2015, making 56 recommendations. The Federal Government responded to the recommendations in September 2016, accepting most of the recommendations. The Misuse of Market Power Bill was introduced to Parliament on 1 December 2016 and passed both Houses on 15 August 2017. The Competition Policy Review Bill was introduced to Parliament on 30 March 2017 and passed both Houses on 18 October 2017. Both Bills came into effect on 6 November 2017.

THE HARPER REFORMS: BRIEFING MATERIALS

Harper reforms become law: what you need to know
November 2017

Harper reforms become law: implications for business - Key issues for General Counsel
November 2017

The Government’s proposed amendments to Australia’s competition laws
March 2017

The implications for corporate Australia of the Government's response
November 2015

The Government's position on key proposals
November 2015

Key issues for General Counsel

Key issues for General Counsel
March 2015