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The alcohol-domestic violence myth

Putting more liquor outlets in a municipality does not, in fact, lead to a higher incidence of domestic violence. The City of Casey in outer suburban Melbourne is concerned because, despite having high levels of domestic violence, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has approved construction of a Dan Murphy’s packaged liquor outlet in the municipality. According toThe Age the proposal to establish the bottle shop in a “family violence hot spot” has sparked calls for an overhaul of liquor licensing approvals. The newspaper says the City of Casey experienced the highest number of family violence incidents of
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Time for unions to stop politicking and let FWC reform 1950s hospitality work conditions for benefit of workers and business

It’s time for the unions to stop politicking and allow the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to do its job in reforming the Hospitality Industry (General) Award for the benefit of workers and business. The FWC has concluded hearings into the review of the Hospitality award and is scheduled to make a decision in the middle of the year, but already the unions are indicating that they will not accept the umpire’s decision if the Commission agrees to reform penalty rates and working conditions, which were established in the 1950s and are no longer relevant to today’s work environment. Specifically, the
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Notices

Notice to Members – Financial Statements Please see attached the AHA National Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 AHA National Financial Statements 31 December 2020 Vale Colin Waller The AHA National & NSW family lost a true great this week – long serving NSW and National Treasurer, publican and all round good bloke Col Waller of the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel. A delegate for the South Coast for 20 years, Col was loved by all and will be sadly missed. One of the all-time great raconteurs Col had a great mind, a sharp wit and was never short
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Australian Hotels Association 2015 National Awards for Excellence

The elite of Australia’s hospitality and accommodation industry were honoured in a glittering nation-wide function held on the Gold Coast in Queensland in September 2015. Among the highlights was the induction of New South Wales hotel industry stalwart Bevan Douglas into the Johnnie Walker Hall of Fame. Mr Douglas and his family have made significant social and economic contributions to the city of Tamworth. Mr Douglas has also championed the rights of hoteliers over the past 25 years. Over 450 people, representing hotel and accommodation venues from right around the country were present at the annual awards night, held at
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Australian jobs and businesses can be boosted by cracking down on illegal offshore gambling

Media Release: Australian jobs and businesses can be boosted by cracking down on illegal offshore gambling. The Australian Hotel Association (AHA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s review of illegal offshore gambling, saying that the widespread practice was costing Australian jobs and hurting legitimate Australian businesses. The Government has estimated that there is up to $1 billion annual illegal offshore gambling, particularly targeting racing and other sports, and that, increasingly, Australian‐based organisations were attempting to avoid their legal obligations by shifting their operations offshore to unregulated international regions such as the Pacific and Asia. The review is to be led by
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Productivity Commission Report Response

Media Release: Productivity Commission’s recommendations on workplace reform a “victory for common sense” says hotel sector Australia’s peak hospitality bodies, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), have welcomed the Productivity Commission’s draft recommendations for reforming Australia’s workplace relations and creating a more flexible system to benefit both businesses and employment. The recommendations were contained in the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework.  On behalf of Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association of Australia, AHA made major submissions to the Inquiry. The report recommends more flexible working arrangements for workers in the 24/7 hospitality industry,
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