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New powers for ACCC will strengthen franchising industry

ACCC Media Release Changes to the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect on 1 January 2015. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has new powers to: issue infringement notices of $8,500 for body corporates ($1,700 for individuals and other entities) and seek penalties of up to $51,000 in court fo...

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2015 FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards regional categories open!

Media Release Following the success of the 2014 FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, there has never been a better time to enter your system and people into the running for the 2015 edition of these prestigious awards.

Success at the awards generates priceless publicity and promotion for individuals and their franchise systems it is...

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Updated franchise industry code of conduct comes into effect today

By Naomi Woodley
abc.net.au Operators in the $144 billion franchise sector in Australia risk new, heavy fines if they breach an updated code of conduct, which comes into force today. Small Business Minister Bruce Billson said Australians wanting to buy into a franchise would now have clearer information about the financial and legal...

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ACCC helping franchising sector to get ready for the new code

ACCC Media Release

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is helping the franchising sector to understand the new Franchising Code of Conduct ahead of its 1 January 2015 start date. From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code will be repealed and replaced with a new Code which will apply to all franchise systems operatin...

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Five things to look for in a franchise

By Nigel Bowen The Franchising Australia 2014 report, collated by Griffith University and sponsored by the Franchise Council of Australia, found there were 1160 business format franchisors operating in Australia, with the sector employing 460,000 people and having an estimated total sales turnover of $144 billion. Impressively, between 20...

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ACCC Media Release Changes to the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect on 1 January 2015. The Australian Competition and C...
Media Release Following the success of the 2014 FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, there has never been a better time to enter your syste...
By Naomi Woodley abc.net.au Operators in the $144 billion franchise sector in Australia risk new, heavy fines if they breach an updated co...

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