‘a mockery, a travesty and a scandal’
We have just viewed a TV commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo which must have sneaked, in error, between ever-so-scary Liberal Party attack ads.
They inform us that Head & Shoulders is “Certified by the Australian Hair and Scalp Foundation“.
There is no information available on the internet about any such Foundation, not even on the H&S Australian site or the Procter and Gamble international site.
Such a Foundation surely is doing important and valuable work for dandruff sufferers world-wide and it is a mockery, a travesty and a scandal that the authorities have failed to ensure that its details are clearly and easily available to all. We suspect a conspiracy against the Foundation and dandruff shampoo manufacturers generally by the religious right who want to put a stop to people being attracted to each other’s smooth, silky, shiny hair and the sinful consequences of such erotic filth.
Does anyone know who this Foundation is, or how they can be contacted? We have written to Procter and Gamble international to tell them that we are willing to help them fight for truth and justice in this corner of the world on their behalf. We have been in touch with the NSW Office of Fair Trading to alert them to this conspiracy. We will let you know what they all say.
It appears there is an actual Australian Hair and Scalp Foundation. We still want to know the relationship, if any, between this Foundation (which despite this entry appears to be invisible and does not seem to have produced any documents, reports etc.) and Procter & Gamble and/or its advertising agencies. If anyone had too much money they could obtain the various companies’ lists of officer holders and cross-check names and addresses…
Extracted from ASIC’s database at AEST 11:36:13 on 11/01/2008
Name AUSTRALIAN HAIR AND SCALP FOUNDATION PTY LTD
ACN 117 215 997
ABN 61 117 215 997
Type Australian Proprietary Company, Limited By Shares
Registration Date 21/11/2005
Next Review Date 21/11/2008
Locality of Registered Office Balwyn VIC 3103
Jurisdiction Australian Securities & Investments Commission
These are the documents that ASIC has most recently received from or in relation to this organisation. Page numbers are shown if processing is complete and the document is available for purchase.
Date Number Pages Description
21/11/2005 1E1567667 3 201C Application For Registration as a Proprietary Company
The address (postcode) is different in this entry :
ABN: 61 117 215 997
View ABN history
Last modified: 05 May 2006
ABN status: Active from 05 May 2006
Entity name: AUSTRALIAN HAIR AND SCALP FOUNDATION PTY LTD
Entity type: Australian Private Company
Main business location
GST status: Effective from 05 May 2006
Deductible Gift Recipient: Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts
ACN or ARBN: 117215997
[tags]commerce, advertising, false advertising, Procter & Gamble, P&G, head and shoulders, dandruff, Australian Hair and Scalp Foundation, hair, scalp, fair trading, office of fair trading, truth in advertising, advertising standards council, lies, dishonesty, conspiracy, Australian Association of National Advertisers[/tags]