Intuitive Synthesis and Fidelity to Purpose? Judicial Interpretation of the Discretionary Power to Award Civil Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law

J Paterson, E Bant

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatutory Interpretation in Private Law
EditorsP Vines, MS Donald
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherFederation Press
Pages154-184
Number of pages31
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978 1 76002 205 1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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    Paterson, J., & Bant, E. (2019). Intuitive Synthesis and Fidelity to Purpose? Judicial Interpretation of the Discretionary Power to Award Civil Penalties under the Australian Consumer Law. In P. Vines, & MS. Donald (Eds.), Statutory Interpretation in Private Law (1 ed., pp. 154-184). Federation Press.