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Frank Zumbo, Deputy Small Business Commissioner.

Professor Frank ZumboIt has been reported that vocal champion for healthy competition Professor Frank Zumbo has been appointed Deputy Small Business Commissioner to South Australia.  The Franchise Council of Australia is disturbed.

Franchise Council Final Fling

Tom Koutsantonis MPThe franchise Council of Australia appears to have gathered the support of a small number of South Australian Liberals and two independents, while claiming the Family First Party is also on board.

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.

WA Franchise Legislation Goes to Committee

Last night the Franchise Bill 2010 passed through the West Australian Parliament unopposed. The few opponents to the Bill were informed the numbers were clearly against them.

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.