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Origin hit with $5M fine in Victoria

ORIGIN Energy has been slapped with a A$5 million fine, handed down by the Victorian state government's Essential Services Commission for charging nearly A$500,000 in unlawful exit fees to thousands of customers.

Photo: a fuel tanker branded with Origin iconography

Photo: a fuel tanker branded with Origin iconography

The Essential Services Commission has powers granted to it under Victorian state law that allow it to act as something of a lower-level arbitrator, saving time for energy proponents in the courts.  ...

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