Protection push

QUEENSLAND opposition planning and infrastructure spokesman David Gibson, is calling on the Queensland Attorney General to give greater protection to franchisees under the new Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

“We are about to see the adoption of federal legislation that regards franchisees as consumers from 1 January 2010,” says Gibson.

“We have an opportunity to provide protection and an easier alternative to courts when QCAT comes into effect.”

Gibson says it would be ‘irresponsible’ for the AG to ignore the need for better protection for the sector.

“We have all seen the collapse of Kleenmaid and the impact it had on the people who were adversely affected by it,” he says.

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