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Supporting Franchising Through Uncertain Times

COVID-19 has had a crippling impact on many businesses, particularly in Victoria where a state of disaster has just been declared, with stringent curfew rules in place until September.


The FCA stands ready to support our member businesses across Australia through uncertainty and hardship.


A big part of this means that getting reliable, fact-based information in a timely manner has never been more critical for franchises and small business, so they understand the regulatory environment they’re operating under, and the government support available to them.



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
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