Monday, 29 June 2020
Record $26.5m penalty and $56m repayment ordered against training college Empower Institute
While this is a good outcome (admittedly against a company which won't pay a cent of the penalty due to it being in liquidation), I still wonder why the ACCC did not take action against the companies providing the agency services to these VET providers - ie the companies which sent out the sales persons who actually engaged in the misleading and deceptive conduct.
Many of these agents made vast sums of commissions on these sales but have not been held to account for their conduct. Unfortunately, it make be too late for the ACCC to pursue these companies now.