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AHA PUSHES FOR INTERACTIVE GAMBLING ACT REFORM

by Andy Young The Australian Hotels Association has joined forces with ClubsNSW to push for a ban on betting on the outcome of a lottery – effectively shutting down the Lottoland online gambling business. Lottoland enables punters to bet on the outcome of a lottery and recently launched a new ‘Kenoland’ product, which enables Australians to bet on the results of overseas Keno draws. The CEO of the AHA, Stephen Ferguson, told TheShout that he was encouraging the Government to amend the Interactive Gambling Act. “In September 2017, the Federal Parliament passed reforms related to on line gambling as part of amendments to
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E2017/133 – National Accommodation Hotels Division Declaration of Results for Uncontested Offices

Below are the results of the election for the following offices, conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the rules of the organisation. President (1) Candidate MOORE, Gregory Vice-President (1) Candidate DOUGLAS, John Secretary (1) No nomination received Representatives to National Board (5) Candidates DABNER, John Raymond DOUGLAS, John CAIRNS, Andrew As the number of nominations accepted did not exceed the number of positions to be filled, the above candidates were elected. A copy of the report is available from the organisation, branch or the AEC on request
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E2017/132 – National Board Declaration of Results for Uncontested Offices

Below are the results of the election for the following offices, conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the rules of the organisation. President (1) Candidate LEACH, Scott Senior Vice-President (1) Candidate BURNETT, Peter Vice-President (1) Candidate JUBB, Paul Secretary / Treasurer (1) Candidate WALLER, Colin   As the number of nominations accepted did not exceed the number of positions to be filled, the above candidates were elected. A copy of the report is available from the organisation, branch or the AEC on request
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AHA WELCOMES FWC PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT RULING

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed the ruling by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which will allows casual workers to demand a permanent full-time or part-time position. The FWC ruled that employees who work regular hours for over 12 months will be able to request a permanent job, although employers will be able to refuse the request on certain reasonable grounds. The AHA welcomed the ruling, with CEO Stephen Ferguson saying the announcement by the independent umpire was a ‘common-sense win’ for both employers and employees. “The Fair Work Commission agreed with the AHA submission that greater flexibility in
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INDUSTRY REACTS TO 457 VISA SCRAPPING

By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier Hoteliers and the wider hospitality industry are on edge, as they await more details in regards to the Federal Government’s 457 visa replacement. Yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the scrapping of the 457 visa program, stating: “We are ensuring that Australian jobs and Australian values are first, placed first. During the press conference, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, announced that 457 visa will be replaced with two alternate visas, that do not foster as much agency for permanent residency. “What we propose is that under the Temporary Skills Shortage Visa short-term
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Have you had a beer with Bill?

The legendary late Aussie actor Bill Hunter liked a drink. Wherever he went – for work or play – he could generally be found in the nearest pub having a drink and spinning a yarn; even between film takes. Have you had a beer with Bill
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Media Release – Fair Work Australia agrees to ‘cashing out’ of accrued annual leave for hospitality industry workers

In a ‘win’ for the hotels and hospitality sector, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) yesterday released a decision that will allow the cashing out of accrued annual leave under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (“HIGA”) Media Release – Fair Work Australia agrees to ‘cashing out’ of accrued annual leave for hospitality industry workers 15.06.15
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Vale Ashley Spencer – A great ambassador for the Australian hotel industry

The very sad – and sudden – passing away of former Hilton Australasian VP, Ashley Spencer, shocked everyone in the Australian hotel industry. He lost his battle with cancer just after Easter. Ashley had been a major force in the Australian hotel industry since arriving from Singapore in 2007. His arrival here was part of a 27 year career with Hilton Worldwide, with his illustrious path taking him from the UK, through Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia before he took over as Vice President of Operations, Australasia.The name ‘Hilton’, of course, has worldwide cache in the hotel industry,
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