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“Fairness in Franchising” report – Key recommendations for reform
2 months 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)
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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7-Eleven earmarks innovation as key to growth
4 months 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
7 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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‘They will be like headless chooks’: 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims
8 months 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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‘Inherently unfair’: the human misery of franchisin
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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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