Tertiary education program

Penalties and remedies

The ACL has provisions that contain a range of penalties and remedies which apply to breaches of the ACL, that:

  • encourage businesses to comply with the law
  • provide the ACL regulators with various enforcement powers to penalise and deter other businesses from breaching the law
  • allow private legal action to be taken by a consumer or a competitor against a business that has breached the law.