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RFG to front parliamentary inquiry


September sees the final three public hearings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct, with contentious franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) to front the committee.

Employers embrace payroll changes – are you on board?


Are you using Single Touch Payroll yet? The new streamlined payroll reporting system is off to a successful start, reports the Australian Taxation Office.

Inside Franchise Business September/October Mag out now!


The latest issue of Inside Franchise Business features four high-performing franchisees in four very different industries.

RFG posts $306 million loss


Embattled franchisor, Retail Food Group (RFG) has slumped to a $306.7 million full-year loss, consolidating a tough 12 months for the group.

Franchising on display at Melbourne expo


Victoria once again plays host to the latest franchise opportunities, new brands and industry advice at the Melbourne Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo.

National Retail Association calls for further education following underpayment issues


In the wake of the Super Retail Group underpayment announcement, the National Retail Association (NRA) has called for better education for both businesses and workers in understanding the complex retail award.

Retail staff buoyed by 3 per cent pay rise


Two-thirds (66 per cent) of retail employers will give their staff a pay rise of less than 3 per cent in their next review and 10 per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide.

States better off under new GST system


​Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised big states will no longer be unreasonably subsidising small states in a new GST carve-up with funding boosts totalling $5.2 billion over the next eight years.

Penalty rates cuts hit nation’s retail and fast-food franchises


With the July 1 deadline for the latest round of penalty rates cuts hitting over the weekend, more than 700,000 Australian workers including thousands in the retail and fast-food industries were impacted, but what does this mean for franchisors?

Getting tax ready for EOFY in the franchise sector


If you’re a franchise or any other small business, it’s that time of year to be looking at strategies to minimise your tax.