3:46PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 | Small business experts are speculating on the role of the federal small business commissioner, including how it will differ from that of the small business minister and state commissioners.
2:32PM | Wednesday, 1 February 2012 | University of NSW associate professor Frank Zumbo has been appointed South Australia’s deputy small business commissioner, tasked with resolving issues in the franchising and farming sectors.
11:25PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 | Advocates of state-based franchising laws have suffered a setback after a private member’s bill in WA failed to pass through Parliament earlier this week, falling short of just one vote.
10:22PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | South Australia will receive its own Small Business Commissioner and a new code to protect franchisees, after a hotly contested bill passed through state Parliament.
8:42PM | Monday, 22 August 2011 | The Federal Government says its “tick and flick” plan will make it easier for customers to switch banks, but the proposal has received a lukewarm response from business groups.
6:26PM | Friday, 24 June 2011 | Liberal MP Peter Abetz is to push ahead with his controversial WA franchise bill despite a parliamentary investigative committee advising against it.
4:25PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 | The fate of 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees is uncertain ahead of an expected sale of its collapsed parent company REDgroup Retail.
1:29PM | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 | The Franchise Council of Australia has continued its attack on a WA MP’s proposal to introduce state-based franchising legislation, saying the franchise sector doesn’t need or want the new laws.