Small business

Guidelines on section 95ZN claims in price inquiries

These Guidelines provide information about the approach taken by the ACCC in assessing whether to disclose information under section 95ZN of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), where that information has been provided to the ACCC under section 95ZK of the CCA, or made available to the ACCC in written submissions to a price inquiry or given in private at a formal price inquiry hearing.

Small business in focus - 1 January to 30 June 2021

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors.

Geowash franchise appeal dismissed

The Full Federal Court has today dismissed an appeal by the former director and franchising manager of former carwash franchise Geowash Pty Ltd against a Federal Court decision that they were knowingly concerned in breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code) by Geowash.

In 2019, the Federal Court found that Geowash had acted unconscionably towards franchisees through its charging practices for the establishment and fit-out of its franchise sites, in breach of the ACL.

Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2020

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