2002 – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

13 Nov 02

Attachment: CAPA Submission


The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is the peak representative body representing Australia’s 155, 312 postgraduate students nationwide. CAPA was invited to provide an initial submission in response to the third line forcing notification lodged by James Cook University on 27 December 2001 with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

CAPA wishes to provide this second submission in response to the ACCC’s draft decision on this notification, released on 21 October 2002, addressing specific points raised by the Commission in the draft notice.

In this submission, CAPA comments on relevant legal issues (because CAPA believes they are pertinent to the Commission’s assessment of public benefit and detriment) and on a range of factual aspects of the Commission’s Draft Notice.

For the reasons contained in this submission, CAPA submits that the Commission should not give a notice under section 93(3A) of the Trade Practices Act.