Like all businesses, professionals and their associations must compete fairly and avoid engaging in anti-competitive behaviour such as cartels, exclusive dealing, unfair dealing or unconscionable conduct.
Industry associations play an important role in providing a collective voice for individual businesses within an industry. All associations and their members have obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Professional associations must ensure their membership criteria, voluntary codes and advice to members comply with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Medical professionals must comply with laws to ensure fair competition and protect consumers.