The Franchise Council of Australia has welcomed the outcomes and recommendations of the review of the Franchising Code of Conduct, conducted by franchising expert Alan Wein.
The National Small Business Commissioner will focus on providing small businesses with a new voice to highlight their issues to the Australian government.
At the FCA's Retail Leasing Issues forum, many attendees showed their support for the introduction the proposed Retail Leasing Code of Conduct.
Hairhouse Warehouse has been named franchisor of the year by the Franchise Council of Australia.
In order to ensure a lack of conflict with national laws, the FCA said offices of small business commissioners emerging around the country should be coordinated.
The FCA has warned the government should be wary of adding red tape and regulatory burdens when business confidence is low.
The FCA is urging on the Western and South Australian Parliament to abandon its state-based franchising legislation that would duplicate national regulation.