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From 29 January 2000 and throughout 2000, Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC), a subsidiary of Great White Shark Enterprises, was the manager of an unincorporated joint venture named the 2000 Shark Challenge Competition ('the Competition') until about August 2000 when management of the Competition was transferred to Universal Sports Challenge Limited (USCL).
Background Ergoline is a major distributor of sunbeds in Australia. It distributed a range of brochures to tanning salon operators. The Commission considered the brochures contained misleading claims because they suggested that solarium tanning brings health benefits and carries no risks.
A. Royale & Co. (Aust) Pty Ltd ("A. Royale") is one of the leading suppliers of belts in Australia. In 1988 it began to import belts comprising a combination of leather and/or reconstituted or bonded leather and other non-leather components.
Mike Carney Motors has given undertakings not to: advertise motor vehicle prices as being exclusive of GST; make false representations concerning the accessories available on vehicles for a particular advertised price; and advertise an "on the road drive away" price where there are additional compulsory costs.
The Australian Indoor Tanning Association Pty Ltd provides the solarium industry with educational material and training courses on the use of solarium equipment. The Commission considered that the Association had distributed misleading promotional material because it contained statements suggesting that solarium tanning brings health benefits and carries no risks.
Forrester Kurts acknowledges representations regarding negative gearing opportunities of real estate, and the availability of Qantas Frequent Flyer Points for purchasers, are in contravention of s52 and s53(e) of the Trade Practices Act.
On 25 July 2001 the Commission accepted a Variation to this Undertaking. The Variation provides that the Undertaking will cease to have effect from 1 August 2001.
In or about February 2001, Archery Wizard Australia sent to five Australian archery retailers a letter with an attached price list offering the retailers the opportunity to become retailers of Merlin Bows.
Apollo is an importer and wholesaler of bicyles and cycling accessories. The s87B Undertaking addresses conduct of Apollo in breach of 65C(1)(a) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, in that it had supplied helmets to retailers that purported to be suitable for use whilst cycling but which did not comply with the mandatory standards for bicycle helmets as prescribed under the Act.
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.