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Landmark reforms to the Franchising Code have commenced

On 1 June 2021, the Federal Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP…

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Changes to casual employment – what employers should know 

Federal Parliament has recently passed the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (Bill) which will…

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New Franchising Code

Late last year the Federal Government passed a regulation, known as the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments) Regulations 2020,…

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ACCC accepts enforceable undertakings to remove unfair contract terms from standard form franchise agreements

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) contains protection for consumers and small businesses from unfair terms that may be included in…

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Opposition releases its response to the 2019 Franchising Code Review

On 2 September 2020, the Federal Opposition announced its position (Opposition Response) on the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial…

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Government releases its response to the 2019 Franchising Code Review

On 20 August 2020, the Australian Government released its long awaited response (Government Response) to the Joint Committee on Corporations…

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