The operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct

On 22 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services for report by 30 September 2018.

The committee welcomes individual stories that may identify widespread issues and recommendations for reform. The committee's powers allow it to report to Parliament with recommendations for changes to legislation, regulation and government policy. The committee is not able to investigate or resolve individual disputes. 

If you do wish to inform the committee about a franchising dispute, please identify in your submission whether your dispute has been or may be considered by:
    • any of the following bodies or a mediation adviser appointed or referred by:
          • the Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser; or
          • the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman; or
          • a local, state or territory Small Business Commissioner; or
    • the Dispute Resolution Adviser if the matter relates to the Oil Code of Conduct;
    • the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission; or
    • a court; or
    • any other dispute resolution body.

If you make adverse comment about individuals in your submission, the committee may reject such evidence or offer a right of reply.

Submissions close on 4 May 2018.

Invitation to make submissions to the Franchising inquiry

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3583
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
corporations.joint@aph.gov.au

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