First Principles of Business Law

The regulation of undesirable business practices

3.1. Protection against unconscionable conduct

3.5. Remedies and enforcement




Various remedies are available for a contravention of s 20 and 21 (injunctions; damages; compensation orders; non-punitive orders; and other orders, such as declaring a transaction void).

Click here for a description of the available remedies.

A contravention of these sections is not made an offence, but civil pecuniary penalties may be imposed to punish a contravention.

Click here for a description of civil pecuniary penalties.

This is quite a complicated area of law. Review the examples in this section until you are sure you have grasped the nature and scope of the general law of unconscionable dealing and the statutory provisions.

Click here to see section 20.

Click here to see section 21.

Click here to see section 22.

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