Fitness club first to get carbon tax fine
A FITNESS club has become the first Australian business to pay a fine for making a false claim about the carbon tax.
GFC Berwick, trading as Genesis Fitness Club, paid $6600 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as penalty for sending a letter to its members in April promoting a “rate freeze” offer.
The fitness club said that by taking up the offer, members could avoid a fee increase of nine to 15 per cent because of the carbon price.
More than 200 members took up the offer and extended their contracts.
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