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Class exemption gives franchisees rein to collectively bargain with franchisors


Franchisees and fuel retailers can now engage in collective bargaining with franchisors and suppliers on a voluntary basis without needing to worry about a possible competition law breach. It’s been made

Megasave Couriers penalised $1.9m for misleading franchise buyers


Megasave Couriers Australia Pty Ltd is to pay $1.9 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations to prospective franchisees. The firm’s sole director Gary Bourne has also been ordered

Franchising still an ACCC priority in 2021


Franchising may not be the top priority for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this year but it’s still on the list of concerns. In his annual address to Committee

RFG will face court over alleged unconscionable conduct


The ACCC is taking Retail Food Group to federal court over “unconscionable and misleading conduct” toward its own franchisees. The consumer group alleges RFG made false representations in its dealings

Back in Motion removes allegedly unfair terms from franchise agreement


Back in Motion is to remove allegedly unfair terms from its franchise agreement after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns about certain clauses. The physiotherapy group has admitted

ACCC calls out franchisor non-compliance in 3 cases


On the back of the franchise parliamentary report in 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified the franchising sector as one of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities.  So

ACCC takes Megasave Couriers to court for allegedly misleading franchisees


Aussie franchisor Megasave Couriers and sole director Gary Bourne are in hot water for allegedly misleading franchise buyers about guaranteed income. The ACCC is alleging that Megasave Couriers Australia falsely

Bob Jane gives ACCC undertaking


Bob Jane T-Mart’s parent company has been pulled up by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for failing to comply with franchising regulation. The Bob Jane Corporation has given the ACCC

7-Eleven can collaborate with franchisees, says ACCC


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted convenience chain 7-Eleven the ability to discuss temporary store closures or reduced trading hours with its franchisees. 7-Eleven owns and operates stores in competition

ACCC allows retailers to collectively bargain for rent relief


Following on from granting landlords the power to discuss rent relief measures, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given interim authorisation to retailers to bargain for rent relief collectively. The