Franchising Code of Conduct

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Government updates franchising key facts sheet


On 26 August the Government updated the franchising key facts sheet which franchisors must provide to franchise buyers. Franchisors must complete the key facts sheet and ensure prospective franchisees receive a

More automotive franchising code reforms will stifle industry says peak auto industry group


The ink is barely dry on the franchising reforms introduced on 1 July this year, and already we have an automotive franchising code discussion paper considering further reforms for the automotive sector.

Freedom Foods case highlights difference between a licence agreement and franchise agreement


A recent legal case has highlighted the distinction between intellectual property licence agreements and franchise agreements. Eaglegate Lawyers reports a legal stoush over almond milk has shone a light on the

Franchising reforms announced


A doubling of penalties for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct is among the franchising reforms announced in the long-awaited Government response to the Fairness in Franchising report. Minister for

4 crucial compliance rules franchisors need to consider now


We’re still knee-deep in Covid-19 so what do franchisors need to consider for 2020 and beyond?  Check these legal pointers to ensure you are compliant with crucial regulations. 4 crucial

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

Minister reprimands franchisors for fee-charging struggling franchisees


A franchisor charging a franchisee their full fees while their doors are closed could potentially be in breach of the obligation to act in good faith. Minister for Small and

Industry body slams automotive franchising draft


Industry bodies have slammed the government’s automotive franchising draft, suggesting the proposed changes will have “very little effect” on new car dealers. In a statement released on Monday, the Australian

5 ways to avoid a franchise agreement fail


What could possibly go wrong? How to ensure you don’t set yourself up for trouble when setting up or amending your franchise agreement. As a franchisor, when drafting or amending your

6 ways to fix franchise buyer concerns


When franchise buyers are reviewing business opportunities they are encouraged to see any franchisor non-compliance as a red flag. They would be quite justified to stop and reconsider signing up