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Monash Experts: Biofuels, Franchising

Monash University experts are available to discuss the following topics:

Rethinking biofuels in Australia

Dr Diane Kraal, Senior Lecturer in Business Law and Taxation - Monash Business School

Contact details: +61 409 556 430 or

“Current Federal Government policy promotes coal-fired hydrogen as the future source of renewable energy. But this is at odds with other State and Territory governments which have identified wind and solar energy as possible solutions.

"The lack of coordination between State and Federal Governments, as well as the 2014 repeal of the Carbon Tax, have stalled investment in other renewables, as well as biofuels research and development.


“All governments need to re-think their energy policies in order to encourage investment for innovative biofuels research in Australia. Decisions made could help the nation achieve economic and environmentally sustainable outcomes today and long into the future.

“The 'Rethinking Biofuels' Seminars in Melbourne (19 March) and Canberra (21 March) will hopefully go some way to addressing this matter.”


Parliamentary enquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct

Dr Sudha Mani, Senior Lecturer in Marketing - Monash Business School

Contact details: +61 450 197 946 or

In her submission to the Parliamentary enquiry, Dr Sudha Mani recommended that the ACCC build a repository of disclosure documents that are freely available to the public. Her recommendations have been noted and accepted.


“Only franchisees that have directly experienced an adverse effect because of the franchisor’s action should have the right to exit or terminate their agreements with the franchisor.”

For any other topics on which you may be seeking expert comment, contact the Monash University Media Unit on +61 3 9903 4840 or Visit Expertline for a listing of Monash academics and researchers available for comment.