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JUMP! Swim Schools goes into voluntary administration


Swim Loops Pty Ltd, the entity in charge of embattled children’s franchise JUMP! Swim Schools has gone into voluntary administration. After a horror 12 months that has seen the brand

ACCC to assess landmark automotive merger


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is promising to keep a watchful eye over a newly proposed automotive merger. In April, Queensland-based automotive group AP Eagers lodged an application

Franchising report calls for better franchisee protections and RFG investigation


Franchising embodies a power disparity in the franchise relationship and that needs to change. That’s a fundamental finding of the parliamentary inquiry into the franchising code which offered no surprises in terms

Migrant worker underpayment could lead to jail time


Employers who deliberately engage in employee wage fraud may face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target migrant worker underpayment and exploitation. Kelly O’Dwyer, Industrial Relations Minister gave

ACCC to clamp down on food service franchise sector


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed plans to target the café, restaurant and take away food services industries in its next proposed round of Franchising Code (the Code) compliance audits.

Assessing risk: The prospective franchisee’s responsibility


There is no doubting that 2018 was a difficult year for the franchise sector, and with the impending results of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct set to be handed down in February, 2019 is shaping as a year destined for sector change.

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.