Frontier presents at annual Bannerman Competition Lecture

Dr Philip Williams AM, Head of Legal and Competition at Frontier (Australia), presented this evening at the second annual Bannerman Competition Lecture in Melbourne. The event was hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Business Law section of the Law Council of Australia.

Philip’s lecture, ‘QCMA: 40 years on’, reflected on the Queensland Co-Op Milling Association Limited and Defiance Holdings Limited (QCMA) matter, ruled on by the Trade Practices Tribunal in 1976.

Comments in memory of Ron Bannerman (appointed the first Commissioner of Trade Practices in 1966 and then inaugural Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission in 1974) were delivered by Professor Maureen Brunt AO. The landmark determination, which Professor Brunt contributed to as a Tribunal member, determined a methodology for analysing competition issues which was adopted by the Federal and High Courts and is still influential today.

Philip’s speech is available here.

For more information, please contact Marita O’Keeffe on or phone +61 3 9620 4488.


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