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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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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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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.

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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