Small business

ACCC authorises members of Australian Writers’ Guild to negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers

On 23 June 2017, the ACCC released a determination granting authorisation to members of the Australian Writers’ Guild to negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers.

23 June 2017

ACCC proposes to authorise members of Australian Writers’ Guild to negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers

On 31 May 2017, the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to current and future members of Australian Writers’ Guild to collectively negotiate model agreements with film, television and digital media producers.

31 May 2017

ACCC proposes to re-authorise Homemakers South Limited to engage in collective bargaining

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation to Homemakers South Limited, trading as Homemakers Furniture & Sleepzone Bedding (Homemakers), to engage in collective bargaining.

27 March 2017

New unfair contract terms law: free webinar

Does your small business receive standard form contracts on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis? Or does your business offer these contracts to small businesses? Register for our free webinar with ASIC to find out about the new law that will apply from 12 November 2016
16 February 2016

Expressions of interest sought for the ACCC's Small Business, Franchising and newly formed Agriculture Consultative Committees

The ACCC’s Small Business, Franchising and the newly formed Agriculture Consultative Committees provide a forum through which competition and consumer protection concerns related to their respective sectors can be considered and addressed collaboratively.
28 October 2015

ACCC reminds franchisors of 31 October deadline for updating of documents

On 1 January 2015, the old Franchising Code was repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct. The new Code introduced a number of new requirements including that franchisors provide additional information, disclosure and greater transparency to prospective and established franchisees.
26 October 2015

ACCC consults on online travel agents

The ACCC is asking for submissions from Australian accommodation providers about price parity clauses imposed by online travel agents.
8 September 2015

Small business scams & cybercrime forum

Scams and cybercrime such as identity theft impose significant financial, legal and reputational costs on thousands of small businesses each year. The ACCC and IPA are hosting a free forum on small business scams and cybercrime.
21 April 2015

Sign up to receive free small business email updates

Do you run a small business? Do you work with or advise small businesses? You can keep up with all the latest news and events relevant to the small business sector by signing up to the ACCC’s Small Business Information Network.
3 March 2015

Franchising Code frequently asked questions

The current Franchising Code will be repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct from 1 January 2015. Our frequently asked questions provide guidance for franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchisees.
8 December 2014