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  • Franchising Code of Conduct: exposure draft

    The Australian Government is introducing changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct in response to the Fairness in Franchising report. These will implement the Government’s Response to the report. The report identified weaknesses in parts of the franchising sector, which impacted small... More
    Closed 4 December 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting: Rules

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government plans to introduce a new Payment Times Reporting Scheme for large businesses and large government enterprises... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting Scheme

    The purpose of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme is to improve payment times for Australian small businesses. The scheme will: increase transparency of the payment performance of large businesses so small businesses can make more informed decisions about their potential... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting Bill: Exposure Draft

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. The Australian Government is introducing a new Payment Times Reporting Framework for large businesses with over $100 million in annual... More
    Closed 10 March 2020
  • Payment Times Reporting Framework: discussion paper stage 1

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. Update May 2020: Rules exposure draft We sought views on the draft subordinate legislation, known as Minister's Rules, to be made... More
    Closed 28 December 2019
  • Franchising Code of Conduct: Consultation Paper

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, The inter-agency Franchising Taskforce is examining the feasibility and implementation of recommendations in the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services'... More
    Closed 6 December 2019
  • Payment Times Reporting Framework: discussion paper stage 2

    The small business function transferred to our department from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business on 1 February 2020. Update May 2020: Rules exposure draft We sought views on the draft subordinate legislation, known as Minister's Rules, to be made... More
    Closed 2 December 2019
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