Reinvigorating the Trade and Commerce Power

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This article argues for a broader interpretation to be given to s51(1). The section makes a distinction between interstate and overseas trade and commerce, on the one hand, and intrastate trade and commerce, on the other. This distinction is increasingly difficult to make, and arguably it should be sufficient that the business activity affects interstate or overseas trade and commerce. The carveout of manufacturing and production from the provision is also unsatisfactory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-120
Number of pages20
JournalAustralian Business Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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