Small business

Full Federal Court confirms franchisor obligations in Ultra Tune appeal decision

The Full Federal Court has confirmed important franchisor obligations, while upholding aspects of an appeal by Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune). The Court’s decision affirms a previous decision by the Federal Court that Ultra Tune had breached the Franchising Code of Conduct, but reduces the total penalties imposed against Ultra Tune from $2.6 million to $2 million.

Disclosure practices in food franchising

This report summarises the key findings of targeted compliance checks conducted in 2019 by the ACCC on franchise systems in the food services sector.

Quick guide to a franchise disclosure document

This is a quick guide to help prospective franchisees read and understand their franchise disclosure document.

Small business in focus - 1 January to 30 June 2019

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