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Media Releases

1/08/2013Education delivers dividends for franchisees
Australian funded research shows that prospective franchisees who undertake pre-entry education are more likely to enter a franchise agreement.

24/07/2013E-Resource for small business updated
The Australian Government today launched a new version of its highly popular E-resource kit for small businesses at the Small Business Forum in Brisbane.

24/07/2013Government to strengthen $130 billion franchising sector
The Australian Government today moved to strengthen and improve Australia’s $130 billion Franchising Sector by responding to the 2013 Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

24/07/2013New protocol to tackle business late payments
The Australian Government will consult businesses on a new approach to improving small business cash flow and strengthen business relationships.

17/07/2013Cutting red tape for restaurants and cafes
The Government has cut red tape for restaurants and cafes, who will no longer have to produce separate menus for weekends and public holidays when they might apply a surcharge.

11/07/2013Robust response to Franchising Code consultations
The strong response to the consultation process conducted on the recent independent review of the Franchising Code of Conduct demonstrates a healthy engagement by businesses and people with an interest in the franchising sector.

26/06/2013New loss carry back measures passed by Parliament
More than 110,000 Australian companies will now be able to benefit from a new tax break after the passage of legislation through the Parliament.

24/06/2013Seminars on our Clean Energy Future, in everyone's language
A series of seminars is being staged this month to further assist small business people from non-English speaking backgrounds to better understand the assistance available under the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future initiative.

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