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Getting up to speed with the Franchising Taskforce

In March 2019 the highly anticipated report from the Senate inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code…

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Operating a marketing fund – Things you need to know

Franchisors who operate a marketing or cooperative fund must comply with the obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code)…

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"Fairness in Franchising" report – Key recommendations for reform

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) tabled its Report referred to as the “Fairness in Franchising”…

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Ultra fine for Ultra Tune

In an important decision for all Australian franchisors, national franchisor Ultra Tune has been ordered by the Federal Court to…

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Tips for franchisors responding to a Section 51ADD Investigation Notice

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has powers to conduct audits to monitor compliance with industry codes of conduct…

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Delahunt v Swim Loops [2018] VSC 269 – exercise caution when terminating franchise agreements

This decision of the Victorian Supreme Court illustrates that the “devil is in the detail” when issuing Notices under franchise…

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