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Cooney Lees Morgan
The newly assented Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 provides that a person who intentionally engages in cartel conduct may be imprisoned for up to 7 years.
Cartel conduct is seen as a serious form of anti-competitive behaviour increasing the prices of goods and services for consumers and preventing new businesses from entering the market. The intention behind the criminalisation of cartel conduct is threefold:
- To provide a strong deterrent to parties intentionally engaging in cartel conduct.
- To encourage the reporting of cartels through the threat of...
The Domestic Violence - Victims’ Protection Act 2018...