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Metricon offered an undertaking to the ACCC as a result of an investigation into an allegation that Metricon sales staff were making misleading representations about the effect of GST on building costs.
The Australasian Institute Pty Limited ('TAI') operates as a provider/deliverer of various educational courses over the internet. In early 1999, TAI published or caused to be published various representations, regarding educational courses offered and/or delivered by TAI, in the print media and on its website.
Maurice Kain a supplier of curtain and upholstery fabrics, allegedly engaged in retail price maintenance when it refused supply to Bargain Upholstery Fabrics (BUF) of known willingness to discount prices.
Sarai Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Zoeros Lifeskills Training (Sarai) made an incorrect representation in a promotional letter stating that the price of a training course would rise in February 2000 from $395 to $495 due to GST Government changes.
Over the period August 1990 September 1998, Tyco, trading as Wormald Fire Systems failed to perform approximately half of its contracts to inspect, test and maintain fire protection systems. Tyco has provided undertakings to compensate affected customers, conduct an internal review, and upgrade its compliance program.
Copperart is a retailer of consumer and household goods, with stores in all States and Territories of Australia. It came to the Commission's attention that Copperart stores displayed information by way of signs, setting out a particular policy regarding exchanges and refunds.
For a two-week period in early September 1999, a television advertisement was broadcast on a number of occasions on a Townsville television station. The advertisement was placed by a representative of Relyt P/L and S & S Thomson Investments P/L, the corporate owners of the used vehicle dealer, Dollar Wheels.
Sherpa Outdoor Equipment Pty Ltd (Sherpa) incorrectly labelled their Polytherm range of thermal underwear as a composition of Polypropylene and Spandex. The actual garments were labelled 95% Polypropylene and 5% Spandex.
Mavjon Investments Pty Ltd, trading as Country Snack Delights, made false representations in relation to its "Muesli & Apricot Slice" and "Fruit Cocktail Slice". These representations were in contravention of ss.
In July 1999 Ray White (Real Estate) Pty Ltd trading as Ray White Investor Services published an advertisement in the July edition of the Express in Townsville. The advertisement promoted the theme of beating the GST and was titled 'Property investors beat GST'.