Misuse of market power- Small business versus big business

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Vol: 14, Issue: 2

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Mansted, Rachel; Marshall, Brenda
market power; competition; big business; small business
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Extract: A key provision of Australia’s competition law is s 46 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (the TPA), which targets the 'misuse of market power' by corporations with a substantial degree of power in an Australian market. In recent years, s 46 has been the subject of an interesting array of High Court decisions and, spurred by the ongoing policy battle between 'big business' and 'small business', at the centre of recurring governmental inquiry and review.