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Calls for strong leadership in franchising sector

Brumby’s Bakeries co-founder Michael Sherlock says he believes the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) needs strong leadership and experienced franchise operators on its board to help steer the franchising sector from troubled waters. He says FCA Chair Bruce Billson, a former federal Liberal MP and small-business minister, has been ineffective …

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New workplace laws to affect franchise arrangements

In March this year, the Australian Government introduced draft legislation into the Australian Parliament that intended to address recent widespread wage underpayment issues observed in several industries – including the fuel retail industry. Essentially, the new Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill (2017) sought to make franchisors liable for breaches of employment law by …

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