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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.

Meet the New Aussie Watchdog

Little FolksThe new chief of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has some observers suggesting his background may not be suitable to the role. Franchising will be hoping for a change in ACCC direction.

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.

Poolwerx Multi-Unit Growth

PoolwerxFranchisor John O’Brien is mighty proud of his Australian franchise and his increased revenue and expansion plans at Poolwerx. Franchisee turnover has ensured more territories become available under recent changes to franchise contracts up for renewal.

Multi-Unit Franchising, Run Before Walking

Here is an article from Australia on the pros and cons of multi-unit franchising as it tracks the US example.  It contains nonsense, little fact and yet more nonsense from another franchising theorist.  

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. 

Baker’s Delight Targets 100 Gen Y

DBChristmas in Australia is a hot time for giving so I’m going to give a little early cheer to Bakers Delight. Anyone in serious franchising could really appreciate a strategy to capture a new wave of Gen Y franchisees especially as the old franchisees cannot manage to find a way out.

WA and SA Terms of Franchising Reform

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.