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:
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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.
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.
In the midst of the post Christmas/New Year frenzy the Australian Minister for Small Business quietly announced the commencement of a review of the Franchising Code of Conduct with little time for submissions.
Three unhappy franchisees are to sue franchisor Pie Face for estimated losses of A$2 million. They claim the franchisor misled them as to operating costs and then opened competing stores in close proximity.
The Australian government via Bill Shorten are slipping through a surprise Bill while Australians are wound up in the Christmas hustle. Bill Shorten wants to regulate small business access to credit and it appears very likely it will to hurt small business already struggling with tight lending restrictions from banks in the post GFC aftermath.