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Costs hidden from potential franchisees

Would-be food franchisees are not being given the full picture before they buy into a business: ACCC.

ACCC won’t oppose Wesfarmers, Catch tie-up

Watchdog finds the proposed acquisition unlikely to lessen competition.

Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance

The ACCC’s 600-page report makes 23 recommendations for a more even playing field.

Court sides with Woolworths in compostability case

Supermarket was taken to court by the ACCC over sustainability claims.

ACCC checks APRA’s “near-monopoly” on music licences

Businesses could soon see lower fees to play licenced music.

ACCC targets Kogan for misleading customers

ACCC alleges Kogan misled customers regarding discounts.

Cost of scams up 43 per cent in 2018: ACCC

Scams cost Aussie consumers and businesses nearly $500 million.

Suppliers call on ACCC to investigate retailers

Frustrated suppliers question how compliant supermarkets are.

Franchising report reveals “deeply rooted cultural problems”

Several changes recommended to shift balance of power.

ACCC: Google and Facebook are “unavoidable business partners”

Consumer watchdog reports on digital platforms’ impact on advertising.

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