Franchising Review

Review chair
Dr Michael Schaper

On 15 August 2023, the Australian Government announced a review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Dr Michael Schaper will undertake the review of the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

Dr Schaper has extensive experience with the franchising and broader small business sector.

The review will evaluate previous reforms and bring a number of reviews under one umbrella, including statutory reviews of the Franchise Disclosure Register and new car dealership protections in the Code. Dr Schaper will deliver a review report and recommendations to the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Julie Collins MP, following wide public consultation.


On 22 August 2023 a consultation paper was released, which gives stakeholders an opportunity to provide input into the review. Submissions to the review are open until 29 September 2023.



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