Benefits of the research

The Cartel Project aims to:

  • Generate awareness and understanding of the issues involved in this major policy change.
  • Inform current debates about the nature, process and effectiveness of regulatory reform generally, and about competition policy and business regulation particularly.
  • Provide important practical input to the implementation and enforcement of a criminal cartel regime, and the enforcement of competition law more generally.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness ultimately of criminalisation in reducing serious cartel conduct in Australian industry.