Intuitive Synthesis and Fidelity to Purpose? Judicial Interpretation of the Discretionary Power to Award Civil Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law
in Prue Vines and Donald M Scott (Eds), Statutory Interpretation in Private Law, Federation Press, 2019
30 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 25, 2020
The fertility of judicial techniques of statutory interpretation is uniquely evidenced in the development of the jurisprudence supporting the award of civil pecuniary penalties for specific contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and equivalent provisions in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC Act).
Keywords: Australian Consumer Law, statutory interpretation
JEL Classification: K29
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