Advertisements appeared in APN Newspapers between July 2000 and April 2001 promoting a employment service offered by inthebigcity.com Pty Ltd where callers to a 1900 premium rate telephone service (at $2.48 per minute) would be guaranteed work, and be entitled to discounts on accommodation and removalist costs.
The undertakings detail:
the sale of Franklins stores;
limits on stores to be sold to Woolworths;
limits on Woolworths' use of Franklins product brands; and
obligations to facilitate the sale of Franklins stores to independent operators.
Keith Harris & Co Ltd trading as Orchy, made "Product of Australia" representations on fruit juice and drinks that contained juice not made in Australia. Keith Harris has undertaken to cease representations and to implement a trade practices corporate compliance program.
Medibank Private has provided court-enforceable undertakings in relation to allegations of unconscionable conduct in its Hospital Purchaser Provider Agreement (HPPA) dealings with Toowong Private Hospital, an independent specialist psychiatric hospital in Brisbane.
Qantas Airways Limited ("Qantas") and Impulse Airlines Holdings Limited ("Impulse") publicly announced a proposal to enter into a commercial arrangement on 1 May 2001. Qantas provided a draft submission to the ACCC on 2 May 2001.
In June 2000 American Golf Supplies Pty Ltd, through its Director Paul Roser, circulated a contract entitled "Memorandum of Trading Terms of Ping Fitting Accounts" which required its retail customers of PING golfing products not to advertise PING products at other than suggested retail prices set by Mr Roser.
Between 22 and 30 November 2000, National Australia Bank (NAB) placed full page advertisments in the following newspapers: The Land (NSW), The Stock & Land (Vic), The Weekly Times (Vic), The Farm Weekly (WA) and The Countryman (WA) promoting its Wheat Advance Product.
QuickCat Cruises (QLD) Pty Limited has provided undertakings pursuant to section 87B of the Act as part of an overall settlement package in relation to allegations that QuickCat had entered into a price fixing agreement with one of its competitors for ferry services to Dunk Island.
In September 2000, the Commission received a complaint regarding the charging of GST on a lease agreement with Oasis Credits Pty Ltd trading as Holdfast Finance Corporation.The Commission, as part of its investigations, requested advice from the Australian Taxation Office regarding the review opportunities in the lease agreement for the applicability of GST.