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Franchise Inquiry

ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
1 day ago

ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights

Rod Sims, chairman of the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is itching for the government to reform the $170 billion franchising sector.

It follows a damning parliamentary …
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Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime
7 days ago

Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime

The competition regulator will get a raft of new responsibilities and powers to protect potential franchisees from being exploited by large companies when they make the life-changing decision to start …
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Franchise inquiry report imminent, serious reform expected
2 weeks ago

Franchise inquiry report imminent, serious reform expected

The report is imminent, with a possible release date later this week. The industry, which comprises 1100 different franchisors, 80,000 franchisees and almost half a million employees, is bracing for …
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ACCC calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors, but advocates say it needs to “man up” on improving disclosure
5 months ago

ACCC calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors, but advocates say it needs to “man up” on improving disclosure

ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh has given voice to the competition watchdog’s calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors ahead of the deadline for a Senate inquiry report into unscrupulous …
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ACCC Opening Statement – Parliamentary Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct
6 months ago

ACCC Opening Statement – Parliamentary Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct

ACCC Deputy Chair, Mick Keogh, told the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct:

The ACCC welcomes the opportunity to appear before …
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Caltex pays $5.7 million to workers after underpayment scandal
6 months ago

Caltex pays $5.7 million to workers after underpayment scandal

Petrol giant Caltex has paid out $5.7 million to workers for underpayments after a series of compliance breaches and exploitation were uncovered in its franchise network last year.

At a …
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