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“The elephant in the room”; Addressing migrant worker underpayment in franchising
5 months ago

“The elephant in the room”; Addressing migrant worker underpayment in franchising

Industry stalwarts have urged franchisors to remain cautious in light of an alarming number of wage theft and migrant worker underpayment reports.

Speaking to delegates at the Franchise Council of …
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Franchising Taskforce releases Issues Paper
7 months ago

Franchising Taskforce releases Issues Paper

Many of our regular readers will be aware that one of the big issues for the fuel industry in recent years has surrounded questions about the fairness of the existing …
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New & updated ACCC resources & videos for prospective franchisees
9 months ago

New & updated ACCC resources & videos for prospective franchisees

Last week, the ACCC released its new and updated franchising resources and videos, which provide guidance and useful information to prospective franchisees. These resources have been translated into Chinese Traditional, …
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“Fairness in Franchising” report – Key recommendations for reform
1 year ago

“Fairness in Franchising” report – Key recommendations for reform

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) tabled its Report referred to as the “Fairness in Franchising” Report (Report) on 14 March 2019.

The Report is extensive …
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Fairness in Franchising (and Oil Code)
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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7-Eleven earmarks innovation as key to growth
1 year ago

7-Eleven earmarks innovation as key to growth

Australia’s largest convenience chain, 7-Eleven, is a well-established franchisor that started in 1977. The company now has more than 680 stores across Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland …
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ACCC calls for tougher penalties for dodgy franchisors, but advocates say it needs to “man up” on improving disclosure
1 year 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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‘They will be like headless chooks’: 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims
2 years ago

‘They will be like headless chooks’: 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims

Convenience giant 7-Eleven has been called to appear before the Senate inquiry into franchising on Friday following claims it bribed witnesses.

Chairman Michael Smith and chief executive Angus McKay are …
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