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Australia Inquires into Regulating Franchising

This article provides some preliminary assessment of the submissions to the 2013 review of the regulation of the franchising sector in Australia. This review was scheduled after the last series of amendments were made to the Franchising Code of Conduct in 2010.

Australian Franchise Code Review and Good Faith

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.

Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

It must be good; not only is the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) American based, the International Franchise Association has recommended this program to the Franchise Council of Australia as another small cog in the association’s revenue streaming.

Griffith University on VetFran

Now you would think that the highly acclaimed Professor Lorelle Fraser from the Griffith University’s Centre for Franchising Excellence would understand basic research.

Franchise Council of Australia Calls For Government Guaranteed Loans

The FCA has begun a lobbying effort to have Australian government guaranteed loans introduced.  Once again we see FCA stretching the truth.

Rod Sims: The Regulator

CANBERRA, Australia — Whether it's Canada's new franchise law that kicked in at the beginning of 2011 in New Brunswick on its way to Manitoba, or America's new Business Opportu

ACCC Tells Franchising To Clean Up Act

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Newly appointed Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, advised franchisors of his intention to assist franchising to clean up its act.

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.

All Or Nothing At The Cheesecake Shop

South Australia franchisor The Cheesecake Shop apparently sees itself as immune from anything remotely resembling good faith franchising. Here I can see no agenda other than to churn franchisees and take back their businesses when they cannot comply with inflated rebranding costs.

Big Brands Coming to Australia

FCA - IFA Fear MongeringAustralian television program, A Current Affair, has listed some big international franchise brands obviously not being put off by franchisees and state and federal politicians calling for effective franchise legislation.