govt and regulation

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

Penalty rates decision a mixed bag: R&CA

R&CA CEO, John Hart said he's pleased the Fair Work Commission has acknowledged the differences in hospitality work to traditional sectors, but highlighted the association’s disappointment in leaving the Restaurant Industry Award largely unchanged.

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

Penalty rates cut for hospitality workers

The Fair Work Commission has announced Sunday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.

Backpaper tax rate could lead to rise in cash jobs: IBISWorld

Backpaper tax rate could lead to rise in cash jobs: IBISWorld

The backpacker tax bill, passed in late 2016, will reduce the number of working holiday visa holders in Australia over the next five years, said IBISWorld.

R&CA praises WA's proposed payroll tax cut

R&CA praises WA's proposed payroll tax cut

Lifting the payroll tax threshold to $900,000 will boost business confidence and encourage greater employment in small hospitality businesses in Western Australia, said R&CA.

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Interim restaurant authorisations now available from Liquor & Gaming NSW

Interim restaurant authorisations now available from Liquor & Gaming NSW

From 31 January online applicants seeking to serve liquor in restaurants and cafés under standard trading hours and conditions will be eligible to obtain an interim restaurant authorisation.

Keep Sydney Open rally cancelled, QLD government backtracks on lockouts

Keep Sydney Open rally cancelled, QLD government backtracks on lockouts

The Keep Sydney Open rally planned for 21 January was called off after the state’s Supreme Court issued a ban.

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Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

Research tells us that while a third of Australians rely on regular Sunday shifts as part of their wage, nearly 40 percent of young people rely on penalty rates to survive.

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Considering the projected growth for the industry and the chef shortage it's currently experiencing, you would think the government would do its best to facilitate relatively easy visa processes.

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

Backpacker tax to be 19% but departure tax will rise $5 in compromise package

From 1 January, the tax rate for those on working holidays will be 19 percent on earnings up to A$37,000. This has been brought down from the proposed 32.5 percent.

Dispelling the skilled migration stigma

Dispelling the skilled migration stigma

An effective temporary skilled migration program isn’t about taking jobs from locals – it’s about stimulating hospitality businesses and creating opportunities for young Australians.

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