Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct
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The Franchising Code of Conduct has been undergoing a review for some time. Janice Bywaters in her then position as chair of the Queensland Law Society Franchising Committee was heavily involved in the Law Society's submission regarding the proposed amendments to the Code.
The Government put out its response to the Review of the Code in July 2013 and on 1 August 2013 the then Federal Business Minister Gary Gray claimed that the then government had bipartisan support to introduce changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct.
We now need to wait and see what the new Government will do and whether or not the proposed changes will be implemented. There are a number of recommendations that were accepted in principle or merely accepted, which are already causing issues in the Franchising community.
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