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Franchise Inquiry

‘Political football’: Government under pressure on franchising inquiry
4 months ago

‘Political football’: Government under pressure on franchising inquiry

The government is coming under pressure to act on the recommendations of the franchising inquiry, with Labor pledging it will urgently establish a taskforce to implement them if elected.

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ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
10 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
11 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
11 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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