franchise code of conduct

Franchising Code changes in force

In November 2020, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Government) released its Exposure Draft proposing amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code).  The proposed amendments sought to implement the commitments the Government made in August 2020 in response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee’s March 2019 Fairness in Franchising Report which identified a range of regulatory matters to be addressed in the franchising sector.  Since the Exposure Draft’s release, multiple changes have come into force under the Code.  This article outlines these changes. [Read more…]

Renewing or extending a Franchise – what’s the difference?

A review of the Franchising Code of Conduct  (Code) in regarding the end of term arrangements that apply to ‘renewing’ and ‘extending’ can be somewhat confusing. There are two options for continuing the franchise relationship at the end of the initial term, namely:

  • to renew (Renewed); or
  • to extend (Extended);

the Franchise Agreement. [Read more…]

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