The Commission received a complaint in relation to an advertisement produced by Apollo that stated "Beat the GST & Get off Scot-free...Don't sit there till June 30 and wait to be taxed! Order your blinds from Apollo".
General Electric ("GE") worldwide is active in ensuring compliance to the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which the businesses operate. Our compliance with the price exploitation guidelines ("Guidelines") issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("Commission") represents another platform in our broad compliance program within Australia.
The ACCC investigated National Mutual Health Pty Ltd trading as HBA, in relation to television advertising. The advertisements of concern were broadcast in Victoria during April and early May 2000. The advertisements of concern depicted the same scenario; one of 30 seconds duration and the other of 15 seconds duration.
In February 2000 the staff of Golden Miles Pty Ltd made oral representations regarding the price of properties after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (the GST). In summary Golden Miles Pty Ltd made oral representations that the price of specific apartments would increase by 10% because of the introduction of the GST.