Small business education program

Introduction

A prohibition on certain concerted practices came into effect on November 2017. A concerted practice involves communication or cooperative behaviour between businesses that may not amount to cartel conduct (forming an understanding) but goes beyond a business independently responding to market conditions.

Most commonly, concerted practices will involve a pattern of cooperative behaviour or communications between two or more businesses.

Concerted practices are illegal if they have the purpose of, or are likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition.