The 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.
State 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.
The Economics and Industry Standing Committee for Western Australia is calling for submissions to consideration of the proposed WA Franchise Bill with a closing date of 24 January 2011. Submissions to the SA Inquiry close 21 January 2011.
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.