The Undertaking was varied - Annexure 'B' was replaced with Annexure 'A2', Annexure 'C' was replaced with Annexure 'A3', and the date in paragraph 2.4 of the undertaking was amended.Background: The ACCC investigated National Mutual Health Pty Ltd trading as HBA, in relation to television advertising.
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).
The Commission received a complaint about dual ticketing being displayed in an Inski store prior to 1 June 2000. The Commission's Price Exploitation Guidelines provide that dual ticketing was not to be used by a business prior to 1 June 2000.