In May 2000, Gateway Pty Ltd (Gateway Computers) ran a newspaper advertising campaign in which Gateway represented "Save up to $699 before the GST". The Commission was concerned that this advertisement may have misled consumers as to the likely effect of the New Tax System on the price of computers following the abolition of the 22% WST and the introduction of the 10% GST.
In July 2000, the ACCC commenced an investigation into complaints that it had received on a nationwide basis in relation to the promotion of One.Tel's 'Switch' product. One.Tel, through its agents, had been promoting its Switch product by means of door-to-door sales since April 2000 and outbound telemarketing since May 2000.
The parties were involved in litigation by the ACCC relating to price-fixing and market sharing conduct in the Queensland Fire Protection industry in breach of sections 45(2)(a)(ii) and s45(2)(b)(ii) of the Act.
Michael Lewis is the former FFE General Manager for Fire Contracting for Queensland and the Northern Territory. He was involved in litigation by the ACCC relating to price-fixing and market sharing conduct in the Queensland Fire Protection industry in breach of sections 45(2)(a)(ii) and s45(2)(b)(ii) of the Act.
The ACCC made enquiries into a complaint concerning a promotion by Loyalty Pacific Pty Ltd, operator of the Fly Buys loyalty program. The promotion ran from 15 May 2000 to 31 July 2000 inclusive and involved the award of 2000 bonus Fly Buys points to targeted Fly Buys members who made purchases of $100 or more from Shell/Best Western outlets.