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By Professor Bryan Horrigan Report Co-Author Louis Waller Chair of ...

By Professor Bryan Horrigan Report Co-Author Louis Waller Chair of ...

Why Another Public

Why Another Public Inquiry? Previous Cth/State inquiries Pre-inquiry Government decisions Correlative regulatory reform (eg ACL) and changed regulatoryenforcement landscape (eg enhanced blend of Cth/State regulators) Some proposed ACL reforms already affect statutoryunconscionable conduct (eg non-court regulatory powers, penaltiesfor unconscionable conduct) Importance of TPA and FCC to big/small business regulation Emerging research on the franchising sector and its relevantindustry components (eg motor trades, petrol, retail leasing, foodfranchises etc)4

Focus and Conduct of The Inquiry Framing the Terms of Reference Panel members (David Lieberman, Ray Steinwall, Bryan Horrigan) Working with two federal government departments (Treasury andDIISR) Internal government impact assessments and stakeholderconsultations Unconscionable conduct + 5 problematic franchising behaviours –connections Public issues paper + public submissions (including some lawyergroups) Panel consultations (eg ACCC, and ACCC’s Franchising advisorygroup) Importance of relevant legal and non-legal representative groups Confidential governmental and non-governmental submissions5