Sep 2018 | 'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims

Date: 14 Sep 2018

Source: The Canberra Times

Convenience giant 7-Eleven has been called to appear before the Senate inquiry into franchising on Friday following claims it bribed witnesses.

Chairman Michael Smith and chief executive Angus McKay are both scheduled to appear after a franchisee accused 7-Eleven of trying to "buy the silence of a witness", an allegation denied by 7-Eleven.

There is no suggestion Mr Smith or Mr McKay were involved in the negotiations with the witnesses, or knew about the offers at the time.