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.
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.
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
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.
On 1 January 2015, the old Franchising Code was repealed and replaced with a new Franchising Code of Conduct.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.
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.