At a national level, the AHA represents the interests of its members on a variety of issues such as gaming and alcohol policy, trade practices matters, taxation, workplace relations, tourism, music licensing and business regulation.
The AHA works on behalf of more than 5,000 member hotels to:
- Gain greater access to overseas workers for hotels facing chronic labour shortages.
- Pursue a fair and equitable workplace relations system.
- Mandatory Pre-Commitment for Electronic Gaming Machines.
- Ensure the significant economic and social contributions made by hotels are recognised by governments.
- Promote the continued development of the Australian hospitality and tourism sector .
- Promote and encourage new investment in the hotel industry.
- Protect the interests of the hotel sector against harsh or excessive regulation.
- Work to ensure hotels are able to operate and compete on a level playing field, with fair access to the products and services required to meet customer demands.
Details on the key issues being addressed by the AHA can be found in our pre-election policy platform, Australian Hotels: Contributing to economic growth and national prosperity. This platform forms the basis for the AHA’s engagement with members of Parliament and political parties in the lead up to the 2013 Federal Election.