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‘Inherently unfair’: the human misery of franchisin
2 weeks ago

‘Inherently unfair’: the human misery of franchisin

Franchising by its very nature is inherently unfair, says former Brumby’s franchising chain founder Michael Sherlock.

Speaking in Brisbane at the parliamentary inquiry into franchising, Sherlock didn’t pull any punches. …
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‘Unknown’ franchise mediator calls for beefed-up body
2 weeks ago

‘Unknown’ franchise mediator calls for beefed-up body

The man appointed to settle disputes in the scandal-plagued $144 billion franchising industry admits many small operators in the sector don’t know he exists, and has called for a more powerful body …
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Independent body needed to oversee franchising system, say lawyers
2 weeks ago

Independent body needed to oversee franchising system, say lawyers

An independent regulatory body is needed to oversee the franchising system, lawyers will tell a parliamentary inquiry on Friday.

Maurice Blackburn Principal Giri Sivaraman, who has acted pro-bono for exploited 7-Eleven and Caltex workers, …
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Scancam millionth plate promotion a success
1 month ago

Scancam millionth plate promotion a success

One lucky winner is $2,500 richer after being the one-millionth person to have their licence plate scanned during Scancam’s special promotion on Friday, May 18.

The promotion ran across the …
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The last petrol station in Melbourne’s CBD is getting demolished
1 month ago

The last petrol station in Melbourne’s CBD is getting demolished

Driving in Melbourne’s CBD is a certain kind of torture, what with unexpected roadblocks, tram-only passages and numerous hook turn intersections. That’s not to mention the fact that up until now, …
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Domino’s, 7-Eleven call for franchising reform
1 month ago

Domino’s, 7-Eleven call for franchising reform

Pizza giant Domino’s has called for minimum disclosure requirements for prospective franchisees under the Franchising Code of Conduct to be strengthened, joining a growing chorus of major networks calling for …
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Caltex says first quarter profit up 6.4%
1 month ago

Caltex says first quarter profit up 6.4%

Caltex has reported unaudited figures that show first-quarter profit after tax was $172 million, up from $161 million in the same period a year ago.

Service station group Caltex says …
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Caltex acquisitions filling the gap as Woolworths contract uncertain
1 month ago

Caltex acquisitions filling the gap as Woolworths contract uncertain

Caltex Australia has risen to the challenge of closing the $150 million earnings gap left by the expected loss of a large fuels supply contract with Woolworths, according to chief executive …
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Service stations fuel a rise in retail optimism
1 month ago

Service stations fuel a rise in retail optimism

Service stations are proving to be a star performer for the retail industry, despite predictions hybrid and electric vehicles will slash con­sumer demand for fossil-fuels in coming years.

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Viva Energy records $1.75bn profit amid Dutch parent Vitol’s IPO plan
2 months ago

Viva Energy records $1.75bn profit amid Dutch parent Vitol’s IPO plan

Fuel company Viva Energy has reported a strong full-year operating profit, filings with the corporate watchdog show, as its Dutch owner, Vitol investigates a $2 billion-plus float of the …
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