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The ACCC and ASIC given powers to investigate unfair contract terms

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) now have the ability to…

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9 key takeaways from the ACCC's second successful court action under the B2B UCT regime

In September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it had instituted proceedings in the Federal Court…

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Hello ipso facto…Are you prepared for the new ipso facto regime?

The ipso facto regime came into effect on 1 July 2018. However many franchisors are yet to consider how it…

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Are you taking "reasonable steps" in the right direction in your franchise network to ensure workplace compliance?

Last week the Fair Work Ombudsman released its “Guide to promoting workplace compliance in your franchise network” (the Guide). The…

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2018 Senate inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct and Oil Code

On 22 March 2018 the Senate passed a motion made by Senator John Williams to refer a matter to the…

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The data breach notification scheme is here! What does it mean for franchisors?

Australia’s new data breach notification regime starts today, however are you ready? While the regime won’t affect all entities, many…

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