Competing fairly

Avoiding unfair business practices - a guide for businesses & legal practitioners

This guide covers misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, false or misleading representations and related offences, information standards and country of origin representations.

Unconscionable conduct

Provides practical tips for businesses to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of unconscionable conduct or to avoid engaging in such conduct towards other businesses or consumers.

Medical rosters

Rosters are an important part of providing sustainable health services to the community, particularly in rural and regional Australia. Some rostering arrangements may be considered anti-competitive and there are three criteria to satisfy to ensure arrangements do not breach the Act.

Anti-competitive conduct

Section 45 of the Competition and Consumer Act prohibits contracts, arrangements, understandings or concerted practices that have the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially lessening competition in a market, even if that conduct does not meet the stricter definitions of other anti-competitive conduct such as cartels.