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“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.

Industry bodies respond to 457 visa announcement

Industry bodies respond to 457 visa announcement

Industry bodies have welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull's announcement that the 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with a new scheme, but argue that the specific requirements of the hospitality sector need to be considered.

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.

Minimum wage rise will cost jobs, says R&CA

Minimum wage rise will cost jobs, says R&CA

Restaurant & Catering Australia has urged the Fair Work Commission to exercise restraint in its submission to the 2016-17 Annual Wage Review.

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Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key aspects of the government’s response to the Callinan Review will be enacted in time for the festive season with the allowances for small bars and extension of takeaway and home delivery alcohol sales to 11pm to come into effect from Friday.

Digital RSA and RCG competency cards now available in NSW

Digital RSA and RCG competency cards now available in NSW

New South Wales (NSW) residents can now download digital licences on their smartphone or tablet, with the launch of the digital Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) Competency Cards.

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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.

Gold Coast youth urged to join hospitality industry

Gold Coast youth urged to join hospitality industry

Young people on the Gold Coast are being urged to consider a career in the kitchen as the region’s restaurants and cafés struggle with a growing skills shortage.

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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