The effects test: What are the effects?

Today, over 20 small business association leaders are convening at Parliament House to make their case for the adoption of the hotly debated effects test into Australian competition law. Put simply, the effects test, proposed by the Harper competition review, seeks to amend section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act by targeting business behaviour that… Continue reading The effects test: What are the effects?

Graduates unequipped to handle economic change

Peak employer bodies have backed Julia Gillard’s call for universities and vocational providers to better prepare graduates for the workforce so they can cope with economic change and rapid structural adjustments. The Australian Industry Group, the Business Council of Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce have told Higher Education Services that while employers are… Continue reading Graduates unequipped to handle economic change