Beware carbon tax price gougers

With new powers for the ACCC, price gouging on the back of the carbon price could lead to a new wave of class action litigations. Businesses must tread carefully.

Businesses which try to price gouge as a result of the carbon price could be opening the door to a new wave of consumer class actions.

The ACCC now has the power to bring what is essentially a class action on behalf of consumers who have been misled about the impact of the carbon price on the cost of their goods or services.

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