02 Sep 2020
Before House of Representatives
O'NEILL, Sen Deborah
Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014 to: enable the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to appoint a mediation and franchising adviser to assist in resolving franchising disputes where mediation has failed, or where both parties agree to arbitration; and give the ombudsman the power to assist with multi-party mediation and arbitration in franchising disputes where multiple parties have identical issues that require resolution;
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to increase the civil penalties provisions for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct; and
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015 to make consequential amendments.