Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Planning the ACT Supermarket Competition Policy

Christopher Jon Arup, Monash University is Planning the ACT Supermarket Competition Policy.

ABSTRACT: This study examines the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government's navigation of its land-use planning law to implement a supermarket competition policy. It shows how big issues of competition and planning worked through the particulars and processes of legal regulation. The study tests whether local planning law might balance economic diversity and urban amenity with the competitive strengths of the major supermarket chains, especially when they are supported by national competition policy. It provides insights into ACT planning law.

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