Business rights

ACCC releases latest small business report: new Franchising Code and online education highlight recent activities

Growing numbers of small businesses are looking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner for advice and guidance, according to latest data from the national competition & franchising regulator.

Over 7, 000 people have contacted the ACCC in last six months with a small business or franchising related complaint or enquiry, and more than 8,000 people have completed the ACCC’s three free online education programs for small businesses, tertiary students and franchisees. There were also some 333 000 visits to the ACCC’s business webpages over the same time.

Small business in focus - 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014

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

Small business in focus - 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014

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

Refusal to deal

There are a few circumstances only when a refusal to deal is made illegal by the Trade Practices Act.

ACCC briefing

News and information for small business published between July 2001 and June 2009.

Predatory pricing

Predatory pricing is one way in which a business may misuse its market power. Predatory pricing occurs when a company with substantial market power or share of a market sets is prices at a sufficiently low level with the purpose of damaging or forcing a competitor to withdraw from the market. This conduct is illegal.