The parliament will examine claims of unfair business models and lax regulation in the sector.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a string of major companies whose franchising models have come under fire over the past two years following investigations by Fairfax Media are expected to be called to give evidence. This includes 7-Eleven, Domino's, Caltex, Pizza Hut and Retail Food Group, which owns the brands Donut King, Brumby's, Gloria Jeans, Michel's Patisserie, Crust and Pizza Capers.
It is also expected that the Franchise Council of Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be called.
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