Extension of the Competition Code

Undertakings on the Conduct Code involved the states and territories enacting legislation to extend the application of the general pro-competitive market rules in the Trade Practices Act (with the effect that they would apply to all businesses in Australia).

States and territories also undertook to report publicly where they enacted legislation that relies upon section 51 of the Trade Practices Act to authorise conduct that would otherwise breach of the Trade Practices Act.

Key Conduct Code documents on this site

  • Conduct Code Agreement
  • Governments’ annual National Competition Policy reports
  • National Competition Council progress assessment reports