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Genius in South Australia Bill

Last week the South Australian Small Business Commissioner Bill passed through the Lower House. The genius in this Bill comes from redrafting of another Bill to increase positive impact to greater stakeholder and gain that stakeholder support.

South Australia Aims to be Safest Place for Franchisees

Celebrate SA

If you are a franchisee in South Australia, you will celebrate a first for Australia. The state has introduced the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011, which will ensure broad powers to enhance protection of franchisees by stipulating that dealings are conducted fairly and in good faith.

Franchise Council Annoys Shopping Centre Council

Lease AbuseA foolish claim made earlier this week by Franchise Council of Australia that the Shopping Centre Council of Australia might be ready for a voluntary Code of Conduct on retail tenancies was meant to gain some much needed credibility but it backfired.

Koutsantonis: South Australia Law Is Go!

Tom Koutsantonis MP"Mum-and-dad investors need protection and we need to offer it. We are not going to stand by, waiting for the Commonwealth to step into this space."  Following yesterday’s release of the South Australian Economic and Finance Committee’s Supplementary Report into Franchising the Minister calls for State franchise legislation ‘within weeks’.  

Australian Franchise Investor Uncertainty

 

Professor Frank ZumboThe Franchise Council of Australia has long prophesised doom and gloom for Australia’s franchising sector should State based franchising laws be introduced.

ACCC Supports Dedicated Franchise Dispute Resolution

The outgoing head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is backing a dedicated franchise dispute resolution system acknowledging that the sector’s complexities warrant a different approach.

National Franchisee Coalition Pushes WA Bill

With the Committee to report back to the West Australian parliament on the state Franchising Bill 2010 the lead up to the 23 June deadline is expected to see intense lobbying from the Franchise Council of Australia and from Australian franchisees.

Government Whispers, Jo Gash And Franchisees Move

Changing Law for VotesThe Australian government is campaigning again for the small business vote.  The federal Small Buiness Minister is calling for responses to a variation of the ACCC only this time dedicated to small business but still without any mention of franchising or real teeth.

West Australia Franchise Hearings Close

AustraliaState Parliament concluded hearings into the West Australian Franchising Bill and wouldn’t you know it; the Franchise Council of Australia is whining again. Its executive director, Steve Wright, just doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.

FCA in West Aus

Jack CowinFrom what I’ve read and haven’t read about Jack Cowin he is an impressive businessman, franchisor and franchisee.  The Hungry Jack’s brand is recognized throughout Australia and with a very healthy 15% increase over prior year his 2009/10 revenue topped the $1B mark.