Australia fines Volkswagen $86 million for emissions violation

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Australia’s competition regulator stated the federal court has penalized Volkswagen AG a record A$125 million ($86 million) for supposedly making false representations regarding compliance with the nation’s diesel emission standards. This penalty amount is the highest ever ordered by the court for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) […]

Australia: Volkswagen Sued Over Alleged Emissions Fraud

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The Australian consumer watchdog has stated that it sued the Australian arm of automaker Volkswagen AG for purposefully selling over 57,000 vehicles with software which lied about levels of toxic emissions. “These allegations include remarkable conduct of a major and intentional nature by a global corporation,” Australian Competition and Customer Commission Chairman Rod Sims said […]