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.
Senator Nick Sherry is to be the new federal Small Business Minister in Julia Gillard’s fragile minority government. Previous small business minister Craig Emerson MP has been shifted to Trade. So what now for small business and franchising?
Australia — Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Small Business, announced changes to the Code. Franchisors are required to provide slightly more disclosure. With less than 4 weeks to prepare, many franchisors will not be able to comply .