The recent review of the performance of 2010 changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct in Australia is proving to be simply another embarrassing episode in what has been an eventful decade of ignorant and corrupt government.
This article provides some preliminary assessment of the submissions to the 2013 review of the regulation of the franchising sector in Australia. This review was scheduled after the last series of amendments were made to the Franchising Code of Conduct in 2010.
73 submissions that have been made to the Wein inquiry from a wide range of the franchise spectrum, including individuals, corporations, lawyers and academics, are now available on-line through the followng link:
Fireworks over Sydney Harbor and the Opera House. Photo by Joseph Younis
After a number of media stories about abusive franchising practices, Australia has set in motion major changes to its federal franchise law. Some American franchisee advocates are in awe.
The U.S. Capitol Building from Pennsylvania Avenue. photo/bmm
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Associate Professor Elizabeth Crawford Spencer discusses why a revision of franchise regulation is necessary in this final part of her two-part interview. Spencer's timely book comes out as major legislation to curb franchising abuse has emerged from New England to California, from Canada's Manitoba to South Australia.
Lexington, Ky. — Law professor Elizabeth Crawford Spencer argues that more intelligent regulation is needed to address franchising abuse, a message that is gaining traction in the franchise world. Why? Spencer explains that having no regulation or having a hodgepodge of regulation results in costly market inefficiencies.
SYDNEY, Australia — Since it flourished in the early 1970s under the influence of American fast food outlets such as McDonald's and KFC, franchising has become one of the most dynamic aspects of Australia's small business sector.
Source: The NPD Group/CREST, quarter ending June 2011
CHICAGO — As goes consumer confidence so goes the global foodservice industry. When consumer confidence sagged in the second quarter this year so did foodservice traffic in most countries around the world, according to The NPD Group, a market researcher.
ADELAIDE, Australia – Displeased with the recent federal reform of franchise law, a member of the South Australian state parliament announced today that he will launch his own bill at the state level. South Australian State Labor MP Tony Piccolo says that federal changes to franchise law that were announced ten days ago are “significantly inadequate.”
MELBOURNE, Australia — Former chairman of the Franchise Council of Australia, Stephen Giles, has been asked by Blue MauMau about the changes to Australia’s franchise laws that were announced on November 5 and what those changes mean.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show Rear Vision interviews San Diego-based Robert Purvin, author of The Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest, and Sydney-based Jenny Buchan, author of Franchisees as Consumers.
When I first began discussing the Australia Post agenda with colleagues back in 2009 it seemed most considered my conclusions on the Australian icon simply too bizarre. There was no mention from mainstream media in Australia as it protected one of its largest advertisers.