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Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
O'NEILL, Sen Deborah

Summary

Amends the: Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014 to: enable the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to appoint a mediation and franchising adviser to assist in resolving franchising disputes where mediation has failed, or where both parties agree to arbitration; and gives the ombudsman the power to assist with multi-party mediation and arbitration in franchising disputes where multiple parties have identical issues that require resolution; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to increase the civil penalties provisions for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct; and Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/09/20  
Second reading moved 02/09/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes