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Franchise Inquiry

ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
2 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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Fairness in Franchising (and Oil Code)
2 months ago

Fairness in Franchising (and Oil Code)

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On 22 March 2018, the Australian Senate established a Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct – with the report to be provided …
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Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime
2 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
3 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 Opening Statement – Parliamentary Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct
8 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
8 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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Franchise industry in firing line as inquiry heats up
12 months ago

Franchise industry in firing line as inquiry heats up

In the past few days the scandal-ridden franchise operator Retail Food Group (RFG) appointed a new chief executive to try and put a lid on the overflowing discontent among many of its …
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