A drive-through Covid-19 testing centre has been set up at Bondi Beach in Sydney ©  Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
A drive-through Covid-19 testing centre has been set up at Bondi Beach in Sydney © Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Coronavirus: new laws against price gouging

6 April 2020

Australia has passed new laws against price gouging after people were found to be reselling essential goods at inflated prices. 

“We have acted decisively to address concerns about the hoarding and profiteering of essential goods, such as personal protective gear, disinfectants and other medical products and have introduced tough penalties for price gouging,” said home affairs minister Peter Dutton.  

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