News and interviews on Frank Zumbo including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
The new SA deputy small business commissioner has defended himself against attacks from the franchising community, saying he is more than capable of performing his duties and that living outside of the state won't be a problem.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Australia’s national franchising sector needs national laws, and the state-based legislation proposed in SA and WA is worrying.
Friday, 29 October 2010
ANZ chief likens shadow treasurer to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez
Thursday, 21 October 2010
After three comprehensive inquiries into the Australian franchising sector it is readily apparent that there remains a number of unresolved issues.
Friday, 15 October 2010
WA Parliament follows South Australia's example by introducing proposals to protect franchisees from “rogue” franchisors.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Small business minister Nick Sherry says the Government will not introduce any more franchising reform until 2013.
Wednesday, 06 October 2010
The South Australian Labor Government is to be applauded for standing up for small businesses and franchisees. Here's why.
Monday, 04 October 2010
The SA Government will back a private member’s bill and will introduce new franchising laws that will enshrine “good faith” bargaining in legislation for the first time in Australia.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Documents obtained under freedom of information laws reveal the Government’s bank-switching strategy has failed to attract widespread attention.
Friday, 09 July 2010
Tony Abbott has made his first big pitch to SME voters, promising to create a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
Monday, 07 June 2010
Small Business Minister Craig Emerson’s long-awaited changes to the Franchising Code have been introduced into Parliament.
South Australian MP Tony Piccolo is expected to push ahead with his plans to introduce tough new state-based franchising laws.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Opposition Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey unveils a plan he says will save the Federal Budget $46.7 billion, but will also reverse the Rudd Government’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Companies will face tough penalties for the use of unfair terms in standard contracts, described as the biggest change to consumer laws in 35 years.
Thursday, 04 March 2010
Federal Small Business Minister Craig Emerson announces what he has described as “the most sweeping reform of the Franchising Code of Conduct since its inception 12 years ago”.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Supermarket giant Woolworths reaffirms its forecast of profit growth of 8-11% in 2009-10 after posting sales growth of 4.6% in the three months to December 31.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Small Business Minister Craig Emerson names an expert panel to examine whether unconscionable conduct provisions should be specially included in the Franchising Code.
Friday, 06 November 2009
Small Business Minister Craig Emerson toughens up the Franchising Code, in order to protect franchisees from bullying by franchisors.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Competition expert Frank Zumbo, says Craig Emerson should reverse the decision to exclude small business from the Government’s new unfair contract laws, claiming it will be detrimental to the sector.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
The Government is set to respond to a Parliamentary inquiry into the franchising sector. Will a good faith clause be inserted into the Franchising Code?