Price gouging in a crisis should be illegal:  CHOICE to QLD Government 

Price gouging in a crisis should be illegal:  CHOICE to QLD Government 
Consumer advocates CHOICE and the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) have written to the QLD Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath with proposed legislation to stop price gouging on essentials during a crisis.
“The Queensland Government must stop the price gouging of essentials. This year alone we’ve seen large communities affected by bushfires and the whole of Queensland impacted by COVID-19,” says Amy Pereira, CHOICE Campaigner.
“When these crises happen, sadly some Queensland businesses and people have shown they can’t help but take advantage. We’ve had a wave of complaints about price hikes on essential goods, from hand sanitiser to medicine. This is a glaring gap in consumer laws in Queensland and we need it fixed as soon as possible,” says Pereira.