White SW Computer Law
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TPA covers, amongst other things:
Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect on 1 July 1998 and is now mandatory for franchising industry participants. Further provisions, including disclosure and dispute resolution provisions, will come into effect on 1 October 1998.
Orders the court can impose include fines and compensation. For breaches of the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Act the penalties can be as high as $10 million for corporations and $500,000 for individuals, for each breach. For breaches of the fair trading provisions of the Act the penalties can be as high as $200 000 for corporations and $40 000 for individuals, for each breach. If the conduct has badly affected consumers the orders for compensation can be greater than the fines.
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OCTOBER 1998 www.computerlaw.com.au © White SW Computer Law 1998 This article is a guide only and should not be used as a substitute for proper legal advice, readers should make their own enquiries and seek appropriate legal advice.