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FCA Calls On Landlords and Food Delivery Platforms to Step Up

Given the unprecedented challenges for business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franchise Council of Australia has been absolutely focussed on providing practical support for members through this period.

The leading priority has been to engage with the government proactively and advocating on the key concerns and issues affecting our members by:

  • Participating as a member of the Federal Department of Treasury’s Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit, which was formed to engage with peak business groups on systemic issues relating to Coronavirus; and

  • Advocating for immediate cash relief and assistance for small businesses and retailers in commercial leasing arrangements.

Mary Aldred is the CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia, the peak body for
the nation’s $184 billion franchise sector. Mary commenced in the role in April 2018, bringing with her extensive experience across government, industry and the corporate sectors. As CEO, Mary has led the FCA in developing and delivering strategic priorities to strengthen the

FCA’s role as an effective peak business organisation and advocate for a compliant, sustainable and profitable franchise sector.

Franchise Council of Australia Phone: 03 9508 0888