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Australian consumer law penalties increased to align with penalties under competition law

12 September 2018

On 23 August 2018, the Australian Parliament passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 3) Bill 2018 (Cth), which increased the maximum civil financial penalties applicable to certain contraventions of the consumer protection provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The changes took effect from 1 September 2018.

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