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Caron Beaton-Wells

Caron Beaton-Wells

Professor, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Caron Beaton-Wells is a Professor specialising in competition and consumer law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of the University's Competition Law & Economics Network. Her research and teaching in this field extends beyond the law to institutional, political and sociological dimensions of competition regulation, and her recent research projects have focussed on cartel enforcement, supermarket power, petrol pricing and the interface between competition and consumer law. Caron has been Associate Dean of the Law School’s undergraduate and masters programs, and is currently program director for the School’s first fully online masters program, in global competition and consumer law. Her engagement activity involves contributing to the public discourse in Australia and around the world on significant competition law-related issues and on bringing together and fostering constructive debate and shared learning amongst stakeholders. Caron is a member of several national and international editorial and advisory boards, has consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, SSNED and the New Zealand Government, is a non-governmental advisor to the ICN and the Law School's representative on UNCTAD's Research Partnership Platform. Formerly a solicitor at (now) King & Wood Mallesons, Caron is also a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer committee and a member of the Victorian Bar.

What Australia's competition boss has in store for Google and Facebook

Jul 29, 2019 01:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Business Law

Central to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions Digital Platforms inquiry were two questions: do Google and Facebook hold substantial power in crucial digital markets? does this power pose...

Are too many corporate mergers harming consumers? We won't know if we don't check

May 02, 2019 17:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

Compared with the grand cause of climate change or the pointed self-interest of income tax, competition policy is a decidedly unsexy election issue. So its hardly surprising that no party is running hot on the issue not...

Taking on big tech: where does Australia stand?

Jul 24, 2018 06:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Big tech is under fire in Europe. In its latest sting, the European Commission has slapped Google with an eye-watering 4.3 billion (AU$6.8 billion) fine for anti-competitive tying of its Android operating system to its...

Cartel case shows not all corporate misbehaviour goes unpunished

Aug 07, 2017 15:44 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

A first of its kind Australian conviction of a Japanese company for cartel conduct shows reforms in this area of the law are starting to work and these cases can be prosecuted successfully. Japanese shipping company,...

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Economy

US slaps 5.41% anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean, Vietnam wind towers

The US slapped a 5.41 percent anti-dumping tariff on imported wind towers from South Korea and Vietnam for being sold at less than fair value. The US Department of Commerce is set to make an official order imposing the...

France to utilize 'railway highways' in achieving greener economy

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S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

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Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

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Politics

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Joe Biden: Former VP blasts Donald Trump as US COVID-19 death toll approaches 160,000

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Science

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NASA: Agency releases a photo of a massive star system explosion

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Technology

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‘Valorant’ patch 1.05 delivers Deathmatch mode but initially in limited availability

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OnePlus Nord open sales begin Aug. 6 for customers in India

OnePlus has taken yet another unique approach in selling its newest smartphone, the mid-range OnePlus Nord. Aside from its launch is limited to India and Europe, it was also offered through pre-booking after its official...
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