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.
Thomson Legal & Regulatory Group Asia Pacific Limited ("Thomson") displayed the price of books on its website www.atp-online.com.au on a GST exclusive basis.
Thomson has also placed advertisements in the National Accountant and other publications on a GST exclusive basis.
From the mid 1990s, Cheap As Chips Franchising Pty Ltd ("Cheap As Chips") has been a franchisor of mobile general and residential and commercial cleaning services and cleaning agents, equipment and other related products.
Gunns Limited ('Gunns') have provided the ACCC with an undertaking in relation to its aquisition of North Forest Products. The undertaking requires Gunns to make certain pricing and cost information available for five years.
This undertaking relates to Ansett's takeover of Hazelton Airlines. The undertaking requires Ansett to make available up to 4000 slots p.a at Sydney Airport to new entrants to the NSW regional airline market, limit the swapping of slots within the Ansett group and limit price rises on the Albury and Wagga routes.
Super Cheap Auto Pty Ltd has provided a section 87B undertaking to the ACCC in respect of the supply of vehicle and trolley jacks which do not comply with the mandatory safety standard. Super Cheap Auto Pty Ltd has already placed product recall notices in major Australian newspapers and has undertaken to implement a trade practices compliance program.
Melbourne based Regency Importing Company Australia Pty Ltd imported about 862 "DT900 Lifestyler" exercise cycles that failed to comply with the standard. The company has recalled the exercise cycles and has agreed to implement a compliance program to ensure that it understands it's obligations in regard to consumer product safety.