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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.

Federal MP Attacks Franchise Churning

Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash MP has blasted the Australian government for its franchising inaction and the Small Business Minister’s insistence that he will commit to nothing before the election lead up promises set to begin in 2013.

Here Comes W Australia Franchise Law

This week MLA Peter Abetz is to introduce a state franchise Bill designed to improve protection for franchisees in Western Australia.

Australian Franchise Law, the Nick of Time

As the South Australian franchising law looms on the near horizon the FCA continue to shake the fear tree.  Professor Frank Zumbo has called upon the Minister to change federal law. And that is all he has to do …. change it.