The ACCC regulates the Franchising Code of Conduct, which is a mandatory industry code that applies to the parties to a franchise agreement.
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) requires businesses to provide consumer guarantees for most consumer goods and services they sell.
Merger parties are not legally required to notify the ACCC of a merger and have the option of proceeding with the merger without seeking any regulatory consideration. However, this will not prevent the ACCC from subsequently investigating the merger, including making public inquiries to assist its investigation and, if necessary, taking legal action.
Unconscionable conduct is generally understood to mean conduct which is so harsh that it goes against good conscience. Under the Australian Consumer Law, businesses must not engage in unconscionable conduct, when dealing with other businesses or their customers