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.
The Australian legal industry’s challenge of who runs our Parliaments has never been so clear as it is in the current war to protect grubby riches coming from the destruction of franchisee families. That lawyers bully governments is not a new truth but Members of Parliament are resenting the legal profession’s current manipulation and distortion.
Franchise Council of Australia, lobbying for franchisors, hits out at Western Australia parliamentarian Peter Abetz, pictured outside Parliament House with franchisees, for introducing a WA franchise relationship bill.
CANBERRA: The Minister for Small Business in Australia has released an outline of changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct. Franchisees will be denied reviewing the detailed amendments until they are published by the ACCC.
Associate Professor Frank Zumbo calls on the critics of the inclusion of franchising in new Australian legislation dealing with unfair contract terms to recognise that there would be no compromise of the legitimate protection of any party.
ADELAIDE, South Australia: South Australian MP Tony Piccolo [Member for Light] has fired a shot across the bow of Federal Minister Craig Emerson suggesting his state could introduce its own laws if the Federal Government does not act on franchising.