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Australia

Damien Géradin and Michel Kerf

in Controlling Market Power in Telecommunications

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780199242436
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191697104 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242436.003.0008
Australia

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This chapter discusses the origins and characteristics of the regulatory framework for telecommunications in Australia. Full liberalisation of telecommunications is relatively recent in Australia, and Australian-policy makers closely studied the experience of other countries, especially that of New Zealand, before opting for the specific framework which is in place today. The Australian model is characterised by the integration of the main sector-specific rules within the antitrust law. It is also the antitrust regulator which is in charge of applying both general antitrust and sector-specific rules.

Keywords: regulatory framework; telecommunications; Australia; New Zealand; sector-specific rules; antitrust law

Chapter.  21606 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Competition Law

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