Court orders Volkswagen to pay record AUD$125 million in penalties

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Volkswagen AG to pay AUD$125 million in penalties, after it declared by consent that Volkswagen breached the Australian Consumer Law by making false representations about compliance with Australian diesel emissions standards.

The AUD$125 million that Volkswagen has been ordered to pay is the highest total penalty order ever made by the Court for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law.

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