Business

ACCC takes action against Geowash car wash franchisor

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has applied to the Federal Court for leave to commence proceedings against Geowash Pty Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) (Geowash), a former national franchisor that marketed and sold hand car wash franchises between 2013 and 2016. 

The ACCC proceedings will allege that Geowash made false or misleading representations and engaged in unconscionable conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law, and also failed to comply with the good faith obligation which is contained in the Franchising Code of Conduct. 

ACCCount 1 January to 31 March 2017

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Enforcement of the Horticulture Code of Conduct

A new Horticulture Code of Conduct started on 1 April 2017 and replaced the old Horticulture Code. This factsheet aims to educate horticulture traders (merchants or agents) about the ACCC’s enforcement powers under the new Code. It also has information about the transition period for the new Code, and our approach to enforcement during the transition period.

Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2016

This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community.

Example Horticulture Produce Agreement - Agent

A HPA can have additional terms and conditions as agreed by both parties, provided they do not conflict with the Code.

Example Horticulture Produce Agreement - Merchant

A HPA can have additional terms and conditions as agreed by both parties, provided they do not conflict with the Code.

How the Horticulture Code helps you

The Horticulture Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Code aims to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between growers and traders in the horticulture sector.