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Ultra Tune fined $2.6m in landmark decision


A landmark decision by the Federal Court has seen automotive and mechanic franchise Ultra Tune Australia issued with a $2.6m penalty.

Consumer law updates see ACCC with renewed power


Australian retailers will face new market conditions under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) passing the Senate last week.

FCA and ACCC disagree over next step for improved compliance


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Franchise Council of Australia appear to be at odds over the best way to counter non-compliance in franchising.

ACCC backs harsher penalties in franchise sector


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has struck out at the franchising sector, calling for a strengthened Franchising Code of Conduct, including increasing penalties and encouraging more meaningful disclosure of information, to protect franchisees.

ACCC advocates education and transparency at inquiry hearing


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for greater transparency and education in franchising operations following a series of high-profile compliance issues.

ACCC exemption would see franchisees with renewed bargaining power


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering a potential ‘class exemption’ that would allow small businesses, agribusinesses and franchisees to negotiate collectively with their customers or suppliers, including franchisors.

What franchisors need to know about the consumer law penalty increase


New legislation recommending an increase in maximum financial penalties for beaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) has passed Federal Parliament.

ACCC takes action against Europcar


The ACCC is taking Europcar to the Federal Court, alleging the company charged excessive credit and debit card payment surcharges in breach of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

ACCC calls for tougher franchise breach penalties


The competition watchdog has called for more robust disclosure requirements between franchisors and franchisees and harsher penalties for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct.