Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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Geowash slammed with mammoth $4.2m penalty

28/01/2020

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

13/01/2020

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)

4 sure-fire due diligence steps from the ACCC

14/10/2019

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

Criminalise wage theft: ex-ACCC head demands action

05/09/2019

“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

ACCC slams food franchisors in scathing review

27/08/2019

The nation’s food franchisors have been slammed in a scathing report handed down by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In its Disclosure practises in food franchising report, released

ACCC to crack down on unfair contract terms

22/08/2019

Small business is in for a compliance overhaul, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) committing to crackdown on unfair contract terms. In its latest Small Business in Focus

Franchisee boost as “unfair” Uber Eats contract terms dropped

17/07/2019

Fast-food franchisees have received a welcomed boost, with meal delivery platform Uber Eats committing to drop “unfair” contract terms, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Pandora slips up on consumer rights

22/03/2019

Jewellery franchise chain Pandora admits it may have misled shoppers about their consumer guarantee rights. The firm has acknowledged it could have breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and gave

FCA, ACCC and Franchise Redress respond to franchise report

18/03/2019

The franchise inquiry report is a complex document with wide-ranging proposals for the sector and for government. So how are the Franchise Council of Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission,

Cheat’s guide to franchise inquiry report: what you need to know

18/03/2019

What do you need to know about the franchise inquiry report? Check out our easy guide to the essential information – what’s in the report, expert opinion and what you