Small business

Domino’s pays penalty for alleged Franchising Code breach

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (Domino’s) is the first company to pay penalties for alleged non-compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Following the issue of two infringement notices by the ACCC, Domino’s has paid penalties totalling $18,000. The ACCC issued the infringement notices because it believed that Domino’s had failed to comply with the requirement in the Franchising Code of Conduct to provide franchisees with both an annual marketing fund financial statement and an auditor’s report within the time limits prescribed under the Code.

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.

Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2016

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business and franchising sectors and updates on industry codes.

ACCC warns businesses time is running out to review their standard form contracts for unfair contract terms

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper says that he is concerned that many sectors remain unprepared for changes coming into effect in November when existing unfair contracts provisions for consumers are extended to include small businesses.

Small business in focus - 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business and franchising sectors and updates on industry codes.