The Commission received a complaint in relation to an advertisement produced by Apollo that stated "Beat the GST & Get off Scot-free...Don't sit there till June 30 and wait to be taxed! Order your blinds from Apollo".
The ACCC investigated National Mutual Health Pty Ltd trading as HBA, in relation to television advertising. The advertisements of concern were broadcast in Victoria during April and early May 2000. The advertisements of concern depicted the same scenario; one of 30 seconds duration and the other of 15 seconds duration.
In February 2000 the staff of Golden Miles Pty Ltd made oral representations regarding the price of properties after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (the GST). In summary Golden Miles Pty Ltd made oral representations that the price of specific apartments would increase by 10% because of the introduction of the GST.
Total Aqua Pty Ltd, ("Total Aqua") is incorporated in the State of Western Australia and operates from one outlet located in Perth. Total Aqua supplies the CCI undersink water purifier system. In the Good living section of The Sunday Times on 2 April 2000, Total Aqua caused to be published an advertising feature (the "advertorial") promoting its CCI undersink water purifier system.
Misrepresentation concerning the place of origin of HPM's fluorescent light starters, which bear "Australian Made" and also "Made in India" on the packs. Undertaking given to correct in-store product and offer consumer refunds.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has undertaken to provide access to its EFTPOS and ATM networks on reasonable commercial terms and conditions to new and small financial institutions entering or expanding their operations in Tasmania and regional New South Wales.
The parties were involved in price-fixing and market sharing conduct in the Queensland Fire Protection industry in breach of Sections 45(2)(a)(ii) and 45(2)(b)(ii) of the Trade Practices Act 1974. The companies have agreed to implement a trade practices compliance program and code of conduct for tendering to prevent future contraventions of the Act by company officers, employees or agents.