govt and regulation

“We’re about to have a skills exodus”: operators respond to 457 announcement

“We’re about to have a skills exodus”: operators respond to 457 announcement

R&CA may have welcomed the federal government’s decision to abolish the 457 visa program, but chefs and restaurateurs around the country are seriously concerned.

Australian government axes 457 work visa: experts react

Australian government axes 457 work visa: experts react

Skilled migration needs to continue as a central part of any policy solution for addressing Australia’s skills needs.

Gold Coast worker back-paid $17,000

Gold Coast worker back-paid $17,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman recently assisted a hospitality worker on the Gold Coast to recover unpaid wages and entitlements.

Workplace audits indicate room for improvement for small businesses in Darwin

Workplace audits indicate room for improvement for small businesses in Darwin

Spot checks of 16 take-away and informal dining outlets in the suburbs of Darwin have found that 10 were not compliant with workplace laws.

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Non-domestic assaults down: new BOCSAR research

Non-domestic assaults down: new BOCSAR research

Assaults have increased in areas around the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD lockout precincts, a new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found.

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.

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Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Explainer: where to from here on penalty rates?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the government respects the ruling of the commission, but stressed that it had the power to implement the changes gradually to soften the blow for workers.

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.

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