The Commerce Select Committee has called for submissions on the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The Bill introduces criminal sanctions for hard-core cartel behaviour and makes a number of other amendments to the Commerce Act (including to the provisions that govern jurisdiction and penalties).

Submissions closed on 6 September.

For further commentary on the criminalisation provisions for cartel conduct contained in this Bill refer to our earlier client update: Set up the training room: prison for cartel conduct on the way.