AC McGrath & Co. advertised in The Daily Telegraph on May 20th 2000 that consumers should buy new Subaru motor vehicles now to beat the July price rises.
The Commission was concerned that these advertisements may have led consumers to believe that prices of new Subaru motor vehicles would rise with the introduction of the GST.
The Undertaking relates to toll increases on roads in Brisbane. On 3 of the 4 tollways in Brisbane, the toll was increased by more than 10% and Queensland Motorways blamed the GST and minor rounding. In fact, the increase included a small component for increased margin.
To ensure that no further representations are made which imply GST payable for supply of goods or services effected prior to 1 July 2000, United Vend Group undertakes to implement a trade practices compliance program.
Moore Talk Communications Pty Ltd, trading as MT Marketing, acted as a dealer for One.Tel Limited between March 1999 and October 1999. MT Marketing promoted mobile phone and access plan packages by way of telemarketing activities across Australia.
Undertaking provided in relation to the proposed merger between BP Amoco plc and Burmah Castrol plc. Burmah Fuels Australia Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burmah Castrol plc. Undertaking relates to the divestment by BP Amoco plc of its interest in Burmah Fuels Australia Limited retail fuel sites.
This variation was accepted by the ACCC on 30/06/2000. It ensures that the Undertaking does not prevent the pass-through of GST related price increases and imposes additional obligations on Waratah to provide information to the ACCC about cost savings arising from the New Tax System, and any move to 3 man crews in Newcastle.
Dimmeys has undertaken to ensure that it and it's servants and agents will ensure any in-store representations are unlikely to mislead consumers as to their statutory rights under the Trade Practices Act 1974.
Mr Matthew Old, a contracted representative of 'Accounting for GST', has also given undertakings not to make misleading representations in the future and to participate in a compliance program. (See also the 'Tony Amodio' entry in this list).