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Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020

 

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Senator O’Neill)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to franchising, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Franchising Code amendments                                                         3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014   3

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     13

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015      13

Part 3—Additional provisions                                                                                 14

Schedule 2—Quantum of penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct      15

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    15

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to franchising, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Act 2020 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Note:          Subject to item 27 of Schedule 1 to this Act, the provisions of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014 amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that instrument, may be amended or repealed by an instrument made under section 51AE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (see subsection 13(5) of the Legislation Act 2003 ).