Rob Nicholls

Associate Professor

I am an associate professor in regulation and governance at the UNSW Business School and a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. My research interests focus on competition policy, the regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector with an emphasis on the effects of technology in the regulatory space.

I have had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance. My first degree was in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham and I was awarded my PhD and MA by UNSW Sydney.

Before moving to academia, I worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin, including as a partner. I am an accredited mediator and from 2012 to 2020 was Australia’s Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator.

Reports
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Kemp K; Manwaring K; Nicholls R, 2021, (mis)Informed Consent in Australia (Report for iappANZ, 31 March 2021)
2021
Bennett Moses L; Zalnieriute M; Hartstein D; Nicholls R, 2020, Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Ad Tech Inquiry, https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/Allens%20Hub%20for%20Technology%2C%20Law%20and%20Innovation%20%2820%20April%202020%29.pdf
2020
Kemp K; Nicholls R, 2019, Submission in response to ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Draft Report
2019
Kemp K; Nicholls R, 2018, Submission to the Australian Treasury on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018 - Exposure Draft, https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-03/t329531-Kemp-and-Nicholls.docx
2018
Evans C; Healey DJ; Nehme M; Nicholls R; Penel C, 2015, Competition in Financial Services, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Centre for International Finance and Regualtion, https://apo.org.au/node/57607
2015
Waters P; Nicholls R; Ball E, 2007, Spectrum allocation processes: A review of global experience, Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney
2007
Mitchell B; Paterson P; Dodd M; Reynolds P; Jung A; Waters P; Nicholls R; Ball E, 2007, Economic study on IP interworking, GSM Association, London
2007
Journal articles
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Garcia SG; Barclay K; Nicholls R, 2021, 'Can anti-illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing trade measures spread internationally? Case study of Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105494
2021
Nicholls R, 2020, 'When Code is Law: Bargains Between News Publishers and Platforms', Competition Policy International, https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/when-code-is-law-bargains-between-news-publishers-and-platforms/
2020
Kayis D; Nicholls R, 2020, 'When the carrot resembles a stick: The exclusion of concerted practices from the ACCC’s revised immunity policy', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 27, pp. 187 - 210, https://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/jhud33/UNSW_ALMA61221415540001731
2020
Nicholls R, 2020, 'Limiting Access, Limited Blocking: Evidence and Practice in s 115A Injunctions.', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 30, pp. 114 - 128, https://www-westlaw-com-au.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I0d60131168de11ea9e45f68329176fe2&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2020
Nicholls R, 2020, 'Regtech as an Antitrust Enforcement Tool', Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaenfo/jnaa011
2020
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2020, 'The challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s franchise sector', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 48, pp. 126 - 137, https://www-westlaw-com-au.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I8c9ae703c1fd11eab306d55769e1257b&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2020
Nicholls R, 2019, 'Bank Customer Switching: Scandals and Fintech', The European Financial Review, https://www.europeanfinancialreview.com/bank-customer-switching-scandals-and-fintech/
2019
Nicholls R; Kayis D, 2019, 'Common corporate owners, concerted corporate actions?', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, vol. 34, pp. 202 - 229
2019
Nicholls R, 2018, 'META-REGULATION IN PRACTICE: BEYOND NORMATIVE VIEWS OF MORALITY AND RATIONALITY', AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS LAW REVIEW, vol. 46, pp. 213 - 214, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000446533300006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Nicholls R; Fisse B, 2018, 'Concerted Practices and Algorithmic Coordination: Does the New Australian Law Compute?', Competition and Consumer Law Journal
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Making the dual model work: Competitive neutrality and net neutrality issues facing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 301 - 314, https://advance.lexis.com/document/?pdmfid=1201008&crid=c572ae86-b562-4368-9983-e93f4840d70d&pddocfullpath=/shared/document/analytical-materials-au/urn:contentItem:5RYY-G381-JNY7-X1TX-00000-00&pdtocno
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Removal of Merits Review in Australian Electricity Regulation', Transportation, Energy, and Antitrust: The Journal of the Transportation and Energy Industries Committee of tne ANtitrust section of the American Bar Association, pp. 8 - 14
2018
Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'The Australian Telecommunications Regulatory Environment: An overview', Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, vol. 4, pp. 196 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.18080/ajtde.v4n4.76
2017
Nicholls R, 2017, 'Network neutrality: From policy to law to regulation, Christopher T. Marsden. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK (2017), 304, Paperback, £24.99, ISBN: 9781526105486', Telecommunications Policy, pp. 402 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2017.09.008
2017
Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Rights and Wrongs for Implanting Military RFID', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 36, pp. 48 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2017.2654288
2017
Michael K; Michael MG; Galliot JC; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Socio-Ethical Implications of Implantable Technologies in the Military Sector', IEEE Technology and Society, vol. 36, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2017.2670219
2017
Nicholls RJ; Kayis D, 2017, 'Concerted Practices Contested: Evidentiary thresholds', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 125 - 125, https://advance.lexis.com/document/?pdmfid=1201008&crid=9687dd33-40dc-4f95-b451-12393c0ae521&pddocfullpath=/shared/document/analytical-materials-au/urn:contentItem:5RK2-54D1-JX8W-M000-00000-00&pdtocno
2017
Nicholls RJ; Cave M, 2017, 'The use of spectrum auctions to attain multiple objectives: Policy implications', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 41, pp. 367 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2016.12.010
2017
Healey D; Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Enhancing Competition: Challenges for Australian Retail Banking', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 28, pp. 48 - 71, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411493200003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'The Mediated City: The news in a post-industrial context, S. Coleman, N. Thumim, C. Birchall, J. Firmstone, G. Moss, K. Parry, J.G. Blumler Zed Books, London, UK (2016), (264 pages including notes, references and index Paperback, £18.99 ISBN: 9781783608171)', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 41, pp. 154 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2017.01.001
2017
Nicholls R, 2017, 'Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception', JOURNAL OF MARKETING CHANNELS, vol. 24, pp. 104 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2017.1347008
2017
Buchan JM; Nicholls R, 2017, 'Flipping Out: Flip Clauses are Enforceable in the United States Again!', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 65 - 69, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000395753400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2017, 'The law of unintended consequences: The effects of voiding ipso facto clauses in business format franchise agreements', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 433 - 447, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000415717200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2017
Morris C; Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Do it once, get it right: Wholesale regulatory intervention in price and cost disclosure', Law and Financial Markets Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2017.1375217
2017
Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'The Nature of Competition in Australian Retail Banking', Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal
2016
Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'A Primer on Auction Design, Management, and Strategy, David J. Salant. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2015), 184 pages including notes, references and index, Hardback, £24.95 ISBN: 9780262028264', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 40, pp. 593 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2015.08.011
2016
Donald S; Bateman H; Buckley R; Liu K; Nicholls R, 2016, 'Too Connected to Fail: The Regulation of Systemic Risk within Australia's Superannuation System', Journal of Financial Regulation, vol. 2, pp. 56 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jfr/fjv010
2016
Nicholls R; Buchan JM, 2016, 'Failing Firm, Failing Franchisor: Local Market Analysis in Australian Merger Clearance', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol. 23, pp. 247 - 265, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308905090_Failing_firm_failing_franchisor_Local_market_analysis_in_Australian_merger_clearance
2016
Healey DJ; Nicholls R, 2016, 'Should Stability Reign? The Consumer Downside of Foregone Competition in Retail Banking Markets', Banking and Finance Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 69 - 101, http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=UNSWORKS&docId=unsworks_modsunsworks_41966
2016
Nicholls RJ, 2016, 'Spectrum Management Issues for Heterogeneous Networks in Commons Spectrum', info, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/info-02-2016-0010
2016
Donald SS; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Bank custodians and systemic risk in the Australian superannuation system', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 26, pp. 25 - 38, https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599409
2015
Buchan JM; Frazer L; Qu CZ; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Franchisor Insolvency in Australia: Profiles, Factors, and Impacts', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol. 22, pp. 311 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1046669X.2015.1113487
2015
Abbas R; Michael K; Michael M; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Key government agency perspectives on location based services regulation', Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 31, pp. 736 - 748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2015.08.004
2015
Nicholls RJ, 2015, 'Media Economics, Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew, Adam Swift. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK (2015), 192 pp. including notes, references and index Paperback, £19.99, ISBN: 9780230293229', Telecommunications Policy, vol. 40, pp. 378 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2015.10.003
2015
Nicholls R, 2014, 'Telecommunications: Structural separation, interconnection and access', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF COMPETITION AND CONSUMER LAW, vol. 22, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000214632000007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Nicholls RJ; O'Brien J, 2014, 'Hanging together or hanging separately: Is competition law in the process of eclipsing financial regulation?', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 8, pp. 178 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.2.178
2014
Nicholls R, 2014, 'Something to remember him by: Commissioner Joaquín Almunia's farewell gift', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 8, pp. 315 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.4.315
2014
Nicholls RJ, 2014, 'Structural Separation, Interconnection and Access', Trade Practices Law Journal, vol. 22, pp. 54 - 56, http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=Iae4e7a6da34011e39f3ef83c25a5d2b7&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
2014
Abbas R; Michael K; Michael M; Nicholls R, 2013, 'Sketching and validating the location-based services (LBS) regulatory framework in Australia', Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 29, pp. 576 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2013.07.014
2013
Nicholls R, 2013, 'Review of The Political Economies of Media: The Transformation of the Global Media Industries by Dwayne Winseck and Dal Yong Jin', Telecommunications Policy, vol. Forthcoming, pp. 1185 - 1187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2013.11.003
2013
Nicholls R, 2012, 'Cultural discontents: cultural protection in an internet world', Ericsson Business Review, vol. 1, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237011557_Cultural_discontents_cultural_protection_in_an_internet_world
2012
Nicholls RJ; Iglesias R; Travis A, 2012, 'Private Clouds with No Silver Lining: Legal Risk in Private Cloud Services', Communications & Strategies, vol. 85, pp. 125 - 140, https://ssrn.com/abstract=2199442
2012
Nicholls RJ, 2012, 'Right to Privacy: Interception and Access in Australia', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 31, pp. 42 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2012.2185274
2012
Nicholls R; Rowland M, 2008, 'Regulating the use of telecommunications location data by Australian law enforcement agencies', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 343 - 350, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237011542_Regulating_the_use_of_telecommunications_location_data_by_Australian_law_enforcement_agencies
2008
Nicholls R, 2008, 'Axes of integration in the delivery of audiovisual services', Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 58, pp. 13.1 - 13.21, http://dx.doi.org/10.2104/tja08013
2008
Nicholls RJ, 2007, 'Technological protection measures: mobile digital rights management', Copyright Reporter, vol. 25, pp. 40 - 54
2007
Nicholls R; Waters P, 2007, 'Fair Play or Foul: Digital Rights Management Challenges under Competition Law', King and Wood IP Bulletin, vol. December, http://www.academia.edu/21812591/Fair_Play_or_Foul_Digital_Rights_Management_Challenges_under_Competition_Law
2007
Nicholls R, 2005, 'Digital Rights Management in Television', Communications Law Bulletin, vol. 24, pp. 11 - 13, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/CommsLawB/2005/4.html
2005
Jew B; Nicholls R, 2002, 'Rationalisation or technical evolution? The emergence of the ‘gatekeeper portal’', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
2002
Jew B; Nicholls R; Alston N, 2002, 'Bandwidth after Enron and Global Crossing: new game – new rules?', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
2002
Jew B; Nicholls R, 2002, 'Bandwidth trading', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
2002
Waters P; Jew B; Nicholls R, 2002, 'Getting a WiFi of 3G', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
2002
Jew B; Nicholls R, 2001, 'Who Owns The Customer? Does "ARPU" have any value in the seamless grid of broadband networks?', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
2001
Nicholls R; Lidgerwood C, 2000, 'Ministerial Determination gives pause for thought to high speed internet providers', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law, vol. 4, pp. 96 - 97
2000
Jew B; Nicholls R; Floro A, 2000, 'New Issues for Internet Interconnection', Telecommunications International, vol. 34, pp. 67 - 72, http://www.academia.edu/21812624/New_Issues_for_Internet_Interconnection
2000
Nicholls R; Garlick M, 1999, 'Proxy caching – a new fair dealing?', Telemedia: the monthly newsletter on Australian telecommunications and media law
1999
Jew B; Reede M; Nicholls R, 1999, 'Connectivity on the Internet: open network provision or open competition?', Intermedia, vol. 27, pp. 24 - 28, http://www.academia.edu/21812562/Connectivity_on_the_Internet_open_network_provision_or_open_competition
1999
Book Chapters
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Nicholls R, 2020, 'Algorithm-Driven Collusive Conduct', in Healey D; Jacobs M; Smith R (ed.), Research Handbook on Methods and Models of Competition Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, England, pp. 138 - 166
2020
Nicholls R; Garcia Garcia S; Barclay K, 2020, 'The Multiple Meanings of Fish: Policy Disconnections Australian Seafood Governance', in Probyn E; Johnston K; Lee N (ed.), Sustaining Seas Oceanic Space and the Politics of Care, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 75 - 86
2020
Nicholls R, 2015, 'The National Broadband Network', in Menadue J; Keating M (ed.), Fairness, Opportunity and Security: Filling the Policy Vacuum, pp. 239 - 248
2015
Nicholls RJ, 2014, 'Telstra', in Griffen-Foley B (ed.), A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 469 - 470, http://www.scholarly.info/media/
2014
Nicholls RJ, 2014, 'Broadcasting Regulation', in Griffen-Foley B (ed.), A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, Victoria, http://www.scholarly.info/media/
2014
Nicholls R, 2010, 'Chapter 8: For What it’s Worth: Cost Benefit Analysis of the use of Interception and Access in Australia', in Bronnitt S; Harfield C; Michael K (ed.), The Implications of Covert Policing: The Fourth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security, 2009-, edn. First, University of Wollongong Press, the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, Faculty of Law, Wollongong, Australia, pp. 63 - 77, http://www.ceps.edu.au/files/The%20Social%20Implications%20of%20Covert%20Policing.pdf
2010
Nicholls R; Rowland M, 2007, 'Chapter 7. Message in a Bottle: Stored Communications Interception as Practised in Australia', in Michael K; Michael M (ed.), The Second Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (from Dataveillance to Uberveillance and the Realpolitik of the Transparent Society), University of Wollongong, IP Location-Based Services Research Program (Faculty of Informatics) and Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (Faculty of Law), Wollongong, Australia, pp. 83 - 96
2007
Conference Presentations
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Nicholls R, 2018, 'Blockchains and anticompetitive conduct', presented at Tsinghua University Workshop, Tsinghua University Law School, 31 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Algorithm-Driven Business Conduct: Competition and Collusion', presented at East Asia Academic Network on Competition Policy and Law, Sydney, 29 August 2018 - 29 August 2018, https://clmr.unsw.edu.au/east-asia-academic-network-competition-policy-eancp-conference-clmr
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Competition Law Issues', presented at 2018 UNSW-Tsinghua Collaboration Workshop Financial Innovation and Regulatory Change in the Context of (De)globalisation, UNSW Law School, 16 November 2018 - 16 November 2018
2018
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2018, '“Outsourcing the Outsourced: Franchisor structuring and franchisee risk”', presented at Australasian Business Ethics Network, Massey University, Albany campus, 09 December 2018 - 11 December 2018
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Algorithm-Driven Business Conduct: Competition and Collusion', presented at Corporate Law and Finance Meets Antitrust Policy: Old and New Questions, University of Lund, 26 June 2018 - 27 June 2018
2018
Nicholls RJ; Fisse B, 2017, 'Concerted Practices and Algorithmic Coordination: Does the Proposed Concerted Practices Prohibition Compute?', presented at Law Council of Australia Competition and Consumer Law Workshop, 04 August 2017 - 05 August 2017
2017
Morris C; Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Do it once, get it right: Wholesale regulatory intervention in price and cost disclosure', Vol. 11, pp. 110 - 116, presented at 25th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, UNSW, 06 July 2017 - 07 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2017.1375217
2017
Nicholls RJ, 2017, 'Mind the gap: Platform ethics and competition issues', presented at ITS Kyoto 2017, Kyoto, 24 June 2017 - 11 July 2017, https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/168473
2017
Nicholls R, 2012, 'Regulatory Issues Facing the Global Deployment of M2M Communications', presented at CommunicAsia 2012
2012
Nicholls R, (eds.), 2012, 'Competitive neutrality and net neutrality: the modern Australian dual model and PSB policy', presented at RIPE@2012
2012
Nicholls R, 2011, 'Please hold for your connection: Determining points of interconnection for open access broadband', presented at Regional ITS Conference, Taipei 2011
2011
Nicholls R, 2009, 'Merely Players: Using Evolutionary Concepts in Regulatory Analysis', presented at Law and Society 2009
2009
Nicholls R, (ed.), 2009, 'Digital Dividend: International issues and implications for Australia', presented at The digital dividend: reaping the benefits of analogue switch off
2009
Nicholls R; Rowland M, (eds.), 2009, 'O Canada: telecommunications interception policy as embedded liberalism', presented at Communications Policy and Research Forum 2009
2009
Nicholls R, 2009, 'Anytime, Any Place Anywhere: Interception and Access Based on Location', presented at Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology
2009
Nicholls R, 2009, 'Blame it on the Bikies: Restriction on Freedoms as a Response to Gang Violence', presented at Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology
2009
Nicholls R, (ed.), 2009, 'Competing for attention: The role of the state in broadband network deployment', presented at International Telecommunications Society Regional Conference
2009
Nicholls R, (eds.), 2009, 'Capital punishment: regulatory reforms in commercial television broadcasting', presented at Communications Policy and Research Forum 2009
2009
Nicholls R, 2006, 'Interconnection of next generation networks: A regulatory perspective', presented at International Telecommunications Society Conference 2006
2006
Nicholls R, (ed.), 2005, 'Telecommunications Regulation and the Global Digital Divide', presented at Communications Policy and Research Forum 2005
2005
Nicholls R, 2005, 'Bypass and Transit: Arbitrage Issues in International Interconnection and Revenue Reporting in Developing Countries', presented at Pacific Telecommunications Conference 2005
2005
Nicholls R, 2003, 'SMS: Today’s Interactive Television', presented at International Telecommunications Society Regional Conference
2003
Jew B; Nicholls R, 2002, 'Bandwidth Trading', presented at Communications Research Forum 2002
2002
Nicholls R, (ed.), 2001, '3G auctions in Hong Kong', presented at Network Insight Spectrum Seminar
2001
Jew B, (ed.), 2000, 'Peering – Competition and Regulatory Issues', presented at Internet Carriage – Charging Peering and Chaos
2000
Nicholls R; Henderson A, 2000, 'Options for Broadband Access and the Identification of Competitive Outcomes', presented at Communications Research Forum 2002
2000
Jew B; Nicholls R, 1999, 'Internet connectivity: Open competition in the face of commercial expansion', presented at Pacific Telecommunications Conference 1999
1999
Conference Papers
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Warren NA; Nicholls R, 2018, 'Future proofing personal income tax design in a platform economy with multifarious identifiers', in Future proofing personal income tax design in a platform economy with multifarious identifiers, Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) 18th Conference, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, pp. 1 - 23, presented at Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) 18th Conference, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, 17 January 2018 - 19 January 2018
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, 'Algorithm-Driven Business Conduct: Competition and Collusion', in Algorithm-Driven Business Conduct: Competition and Collusion, Law and Society, Toronto, presented at Law and Society, Toronto, 07 June 2018 - 10 June 2018
2018
Nicholls RJ; Rowland M, 2008, 'Lost In Translation: The Australian Regime for Interception of, and Access to, Communications Content and Metadata', in Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Sydney, presented at Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Sydney, 29 September 2008 - 30 September 2008
2008
Nicholls R; Rowland M, 2008, 'hic et nunc: Provision of location based services to law enforcement agencies', in hic et nunc: Provision of location based services to law enforcement agencies, UNSW, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, presented at You are where you’ve been: Technological threats to your location
2008
Nicholls R, 2008, 'Regulatory reform in broadcasting: cultural exception or race to the bottom', in Levi-Faur D (ed.), Regulatory reform in broadcasting: cultural exception or race to the bottom, European Consortium of Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Utrecht, presented at (Re)Regulation in the Wake of Neoliberalism
2008
Nicholls R, 2008, 'Pedestrian Crossings and Superhighway Robbery: Sources of Market Power in Broadband', in Pedestrian Crossings and Superhighway Robbery: Sources of Market Power in Broadband, ACCC, Gold Coast, Australia, presented at ACCC Regulatory Conference 2008
2008
Nicholls R, 2008, 'If you step on this rung you may lose your balance: Is bitstream the highest spot on the ladder of investment?', in Dippon C (ed.), If you step on this rung you may lose your balance: Is bitstream the highest spot on the ladder of investment?, International Telecommunications Society, Montreal, presented at International Telecommunications Society Conference 2008
2008
Nicholls RJ, 2008, '`According to the Degree of Influence`: Why Regional Commercial Radio is More Heavily Regulated than Metropolitan Commercial Television', in Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Sydney, presented at Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008, Sydney, 29 September 2008 - 30 September 2008
2008
Nicholls R, 2007, 'The End of Cultural Protection? The IPE of the Australian Broadcasting Sector', in The End of Cultural Protection? The IPE of the Australian Broadcasting Sector, PhD IPE Workshop 2007, Adelaide, Australia, presented at PhD IPE Workshop 2007
2007
Nicholls R, 2007, 'Understanding Interconnection and Regulatory Frameworks with NGN', in Understanding Interconnection and Regulatory Frameworks with NGN, Next Generation Networks 2007 Summit, Singapore, presented at Next Generation Networks 2007 Summit
2007
Nicholls R, 2007, 'Never mind the width, feel the quality: interconnection of IP networks', in Never mind the width, feel the quality: interconnection of IP networks, CommunicAsia 2007, Singapore, presented at CommunicAsia 2007
2007
Nicholls R, 2006, 'Digital is different: how Australian audiovisual services were transformed from culture into commerce', in Armstrong M (ed.), Digital is different: how Australian audiovisual services were transformed from culture into commerce, Network Insight Institute, UTS, Sydney, Australia, presented at Communications Policy and Research Forum 2006
2006
Other
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Buchan J; Harris H; Nicholls R; Yang A, 2018, Submission To The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission On A Potential Class Exemption For Collective Bargaining, https://www.accc.gov.au/public-registers/class-exemptions-register/collective-bargaining-class-exemption
2018
Buchan J; Nicholls R, 2017, Submission re Treasury laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No 2) Bill 2017
2017
Leonard P; Henderson A (ed.), 2013, Radiocommunications commentary, LexisNexis, Sydney, Australia
2013
Working Papers
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Nicholls R; Evans C, 2015, The Nature of Competition in Australian Retail Banking, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org10.4225/50/583dffeead273, https://apo.org.au/node/67360
2015
Nicholls R; Donald S; Liu K, 2015, It's a Small World after All: Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate Systemic Risk in the Australian Superannuation Sector, http://dx.doi.org
2015
Vezzoso S; Nicholls R, Decentralised Digital Ecosystems and Competition Law: A Conceptual Framework, Elsevier BV, http://dx.doi.org10.2139/ssrn.3484479

Competition

Platform economy

Networked industries

Automated collusion

Sharing economy

Superannuation

Financial services regulation

Telecommunications regulation

Consumer protection

Nicholls R, 2021, Commentary: Facebook, Google and Australia win some and lose some over new media laws, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/australia-facebook-google-news-media-code-law-publisher-murdoch-14270006
2021
Nicholls R, 2021, This week’s changes are a win for Facebook, Google and the government — but what was lost along the way?, https://theconversation.com/this-weeks-changes-are-a-win-for-facebook-google-and-the-government-but-what-was-lost-along-the-way-155865
2021

New UNSW research shows Australia collects more metadata per capita than both the UK and Canada

27/09/2016

Your risk, my reward: is the sharing economy becoming less selfish?

04/03/2016

Boring and protected: fifth pillar needed to get Australian bank customers moving

12/10/2015

How can we fix the NBN?

01/06/2015

How changing our bank account numbering system will be a win for customers

30/04/2015

Who bears the cost when your Uber or Airbnb turns bad?

27/04/2015

Why itís time for companies to give us back our data

10/04/2015
Nicholls R, 2020, In a world first, Australia plans to force Facebook and Google to pay for news (but ABC and SBS miss out), https://theconversation.com/in-a-world-first-australia-plans-to-force-facebook-and-google-to-pay-for-news-but-abc-and-sbs-miss-out-143740
2020
Nicholls R, 2018, Digital assistants like Alexa and Siri might not be offering you the best deals, https://theconversation.com/digital-assistants-like-alexa-and-siri-might-not-be-offering-you-the-best-deals-107597
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, Lessons for Australia in the EU’s algorithmic price war that ripped off consumers, https://theconversation.com/lessons-for-australia-in-the-eus-algorithmic-price-war-that-ripped-off-consumers-100607
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, Mengapa tiket pesawat Anda lebih mahal daripada penumpang sebelah?, https://theconversation.com/mengapa-tiket-pesawat-anda-lebih-mahal-daripada-penumpang-sebelah-104955
2018
Nicholls R, 2018, Why you might be paying more for your airfare than the person seated next to you, https://theconversation.com/why-you-might-be-paying-more-for-your-airfare-than-the-person-seated-next-to-you-100959
2018
Nicholls R, 2017, If scandals don’t make us switch banks, financial technology might, https://theconversation.com/if-scandals-dont-make-us-switch-banks-financial-technology-might-72361
2017
Nicholls R, 2017, What we can do once the banks give us back our data, https://theconversation.com/what-we-can-do-once-the-banks-give-us-back-our-data-84282
2017
Kemp K; Nicholls R, 2020, No more negotiating: new rules could finally force Google and Facebook to pay for news, https://theconversation.com/no-more-negotiating-new-rules-could-finally-force-google-and-facebook-to-pay-for-news-136718
2020
Nicholls R; Kemp K, 2019, The Conversation: Oz plan to rein in digital giants, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12253515
2019
Kemp K; Nicholls R, 2019, The federal government’s response to the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry is a let down, https://theconversation.com/the-federal-governments-response-to-the-acccs-digital-platforms-inquiry-is-a-let-down-128775
2019
Nicholls R; Kemp K, 2019, Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance, https://theconversation.com/consumer-watchdog-calls-for-new-measures-to-combat-facebook-and-googles-digital-dominance-120077
2019
Nicholls R; Kemp K, 2019, Facebook and Google potentially face fresh curbs on their market power, https://theconversation.com/consumer-watchdog-calls-for-new-measures-to-combat-facebook-and-googles-digital-dominance-120077
2019

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