The Bannerman Competition Lecture provides an annual forum for eminent competition practioners to deliver new ideas and perspectives, which the community can debate. The lecture is co-hosted by the ACCC and the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
The lecture is a fitting tribute to Ron Bannerman’s enormous influence on the promotion and acceptance of competition law in this country. Ron Bannerman was the first and only Commissioner of Trade Practices from 1966 to October 1974. He was appointed Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission (a forerunner to the ACCC) on its establishment in October 1974 and held the post until his retirement in December 1984.