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Before you buy a franchise, understand the ACCC’s role in franchising


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is an independent statutory government authority serving the public interest. Most of our compliance and enforcement work is conducted under the provisions of the Competition

Before you buy a franchise, think about the end


You’re excited about the possibility of a new franchise and may not be thinking about what happens when your franchising journey ends. But it’s very important to consider your franchise

Before you buy a franchise, talk to the experts


The ACCC is only one source of information for people thinking of buying a franchise. There are two other important sources that we recommend you consider. Invest in advice Make

Shopping centres can offer rent relief: ACCC


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted shopping centres the ability to discuss and implement rent relief measures for small to medium sized tenants. According to the ACCC, the

Geowash slammed with mammoth $4.2m penalty


Close to 12 months after successfully prosecuting former hand car wash franchise Geowash, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has secured a monster $4.2m in penalties. On Friday, the

5 lessons in assessing a franchise from the ACCC


Think you’ve found the perfect business opportunity? Before you sign anything, you must be across all aspects make sure. Here, Mick Keogh, deputy chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Flight Centre penalised $252,000


Flight Centre has paid $252,000 in penalties after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged misleading advertisements. The ads promoted holiday vouchers during the 2018 Christmas and 2019 Easter

4 sure-fire due diligence steps from the ACCC


Got your eyes on a new franchise opportunity? It’s not as easy as just signing on the dotted line. Like any financial investment, you need to do your homework, and in

$500,000 slashed as Ultra Tune penalty downgraded


Just months after the automotive business was fined a landmark $2.6m for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, Ultra Tune has won an appeal to have its penalties cut

Criminalise wage theft: ex-ACCC head demands action


“Get on with it now”. That was the message former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Alan Fels sent Canberra on Wednesday, in an effort to criminalise