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Jason Soon


Featured Publication

  • The Folly of Criminalising Cartels 03 June 2009 | IA111
    A cartel is an agreement between competitors not to compete. The most well-known and publicised form of cartelising conduct is an agreement between competitors to fix prices. Such conduct is prohibited by Australia’s Trade Practices Act (TPA) because it is…...
    A cartel is an agreement between competitors not to compete. The most well-known and publicised form of cartelising conduct is an agreement between competitors to fix prices. Such conduct is prohibited by Australia’s Trade Practices Act (TPA) because it is…
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Media & Commentary

  • Regulatory blowback 04 June 2009 | ABC News
    One unintended legacy of the late businessman and philanthropist, Richard Pratt, who passed away more than a month ago, was that the successful prosecution of price fixing agreements between his company, Visy Industries and its competitor Amcor Ltd revived public…
    One unintended legacy of the late businessman and philanthropist, Richard Pratt, who passed away more than a month ago, was that the successful prosecution of price fixing agreements between his company, Visy Industries and its competitor Amcor Ltd revived public…
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  • FuelWatch: a tale of two interventions 04 March 2009 | ABC
    Late last year, the federal government’s FuelWatch legislation was defeated in the Senate. And in May 2007 the Full Federal Court handed down the decision of ACCC v Leahy Petroleum Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 794. What could these two developments…
    Late last year, the federal government’s FuelWatch legislation was defeated in the Senate. And in May 2007 the Full Federal Court handed down the decision of ACCC v Leahy Petroleum Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 794. What could these two developments…
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  • The Folly of Criminalising Cartels 30 November 0001
    CRIMINALISING CARTELS IS UNPRODUCTIVE The government should reconsider the introduction of criminal penalties for cartelisation, says a new report being released on Wednesday. The federal government proposes to introduce a maximum jail term of 10 years for individuals found guilty…
    CRIMINALISING CARTELS IS UNPRODUCTIVE The government should reconsider the introduction of criminal penalties for cartelisation, says a new report being released on Wednesday. The federal government proposes to introduce a maximum jail term of 10 years for individuals found guilty…
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Publications

  • Taxi! Reinvigorating Competition in the Taxi Market 05 May 1999 | IA7
    Taxis work well during off-peak periods on weekdays when it is not raining. In peak periods, particularly at airports or as crowds come out of sports venues or the Sydney Opera House, waits of an hour or more are common. The value of taxi licence plates in most States and…...
    Taxis work well during off-peak periods on weekdays when it is not raining. In peak periods, particularly at airports or as crowds come out of sports venues or the Sydney Opera House, waits of an hour or more are common. The value of taxi licence plates in most States and…
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  • Why Small Business Is Not Hiring: Regulatory Impediments to Small Business Growth 10 February 1999 | IA6
    Small business makes an important contribution to the Australian economy, accounting for 42 percent of employment in 1997-98. Many small firms are labour intensive, employing more workers per dollar of value added than large firms. The concerns voiced by small businesses about barriers to employing workers therefore need to be…...
    Small business makes an important contribution to the Australian economy, accounting for 42 percent of employment in 1997-98. Many small firms are labour intensive, employing more workers per dollar of value added than large firms. The concerns voiced by small businesses about barriers to employing workers therefore need to be…
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