'Unlawful greed': AFP to investigate price gouging of rapid antigen tests

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The Australian Federal Police has officially launched investigations into price gouging of rapid antigen tests across the country. 9News

Two investigations in Queensland and New South Wales have already begun after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission referred cases of price gouging.

"The AFP will use its full powers to crack down on RAT price gouging," Assistant Commissioner Ryan said. The AFP also expects there will be more investigations as allegations of price gouging continue to be reported.Strike teams have the powers to force individuals or businesses to surrender the rapid antigen tests if they're found to be price gouging, they will then be sent to the National Medical Stockpile.People or businesses found to be price gouging can face significant fines and even jail time.

 

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🔥🔥🔥Nothing will happen, we introduced a petrol commissioner to do this with petrol. Nothing changed!

Federal police couldn’t find any evidence when they investigated the lies Angus Taylor federal MP said about the Mayor of Sydney clover Moore couple of years ago.

I can sell my wares AT ANY PRICE I SO CHOOSE. The AFP can shove it up their ass. If I sell them for $1 or $100000 that's my business. Don't like it? That's fine. Shop elsewhere.

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