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LAW3221 Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law
Credit Points: 15
LAW1218 Torts II
LAW1212 Contract Law II

This unit provides an introduction to Australian trade practices, competition and consumer protection law through the provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the Fair Trading Act 2010 (WA), Sale of Goods Act 1895 (WA) and a review of relevant case law.  The unit will examine the constitutional considerations, statutory regulation of certain conduct like the restrictive trade practices (including authorisations, notifications and clearances), unconscionable conduct and statutory provisions for consumer protection concerning unfair practices, as well as the liability of manufacturers and importers for defective goods. The concepts of misuse of market power and pricing will be introduced.  Statutory remedies and defences will be considered.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y67Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
MABUUTLaw in Business Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013