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Ripoll Pushes Good Faith and Penalties

The push for franchise reform in Australia began almost 10 years ago and today major ground has been made with the anticipated introduction of good faith obligations and penalties.

Franchise Complaints To ACCC Rocket

At a time when the performance of Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct is under review the ACCC has released a damning report on the level of complaints they have received.

Australian Regulator Calls For Financial Penalties

With a review of 2010 changes to Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct seemingly forgotten, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is calling for the introduction of financial penalties for rogue franchisors.

Regulating Franchising, Part 2

Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
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.

Untouchable Australian Bank Masters

I suspect that even the most business savvy readers will find the story of Paul Buckman’s bankruptcy at the hands of the National Australia Bank [NAB] to be both a scandalous and engrossing story of outrageous fraud and regulator indifference. It is all on record and it isn't ficton.

Rod Sims: The Regulator

CANBERRA, Australia — Whether it's Canada's new franchise law that kicked in at the beginning of 2011 in New Brunswick on its way to Manitoba, or America's new Business Opportu

ACCC Tells Franchising To Clean Up Act


Man in hazmat suit trying to clean up deadly mess. image by AZRainman.com

MELBOURNE, Australia — Newly appointed Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, advised franchisors of his intention to assist franchising to clean up its act.

Franchising System Advantages

Pick your favourite from the list of ‘countless benefits to becoming a Franchisee’ and ‘advantages of Franchising over stand-alone forms of small business

Allphones Franchisor In Class Action and Contempt

Australia’s ACCC has instigated a contempt of Court action against franchisor Allphones. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is also representing 74 franchisees in a class action against their franchisor.