Remedies under the Australian Consumer Law

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the Australian Consumer Law,[1] offers various remedies for those who suffered as a result of a contravention of its sections. The remedies offered include:

  • Injunctions - the court may grant an injunctions under s 232.
  • Damages - the court may award damages to compensate a party who has suffered as a result of the contravention of the ACL. This comes under s 236
  • Orders - the court may make a variety of orders aimed to compensate a party who has suffered as a result of the contravention of the ACL. This comes under Chapter 5, Part 5-2, Division 4 (ss 237-245).

Between these powers (specifically the wide powers to make orders) a court can pretty much compensate the victim in whatever way it wishes too. In other words, the remedies under the ACL are very wide.

References

  1. Part of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and applies throughout all Australian jurisdictions.
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