Stay informed on all the latest developments that affect you as a hospitality service provider in Queensland with the QHA Update

 

 

12 May 2022: QHA New Members

The QHA would like to welcome the following new hotel members, corporate members and partners to the association. We encourage you to click the links and familiarise yourself with their businesses and support the members that support you.

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Get your Member’s Discount for GABS Brisbane 7 May 2022

Join Australia’s biggest craft beer celebrations, the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular (GABS) in Brisbane on the 7th May for a Craft Beer SpecTAPular like you’ve never experienced before. Globally recognised as one of the world’s leading beer experiences, GABS...

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13 April 2022: Easter Trading Conditions for Licenced Premises

The Easter holiday period affects trading hours for licensed premises, including restrictions on serving alcohol, operating gaming machines and providing adult entertainment. Good Friday Eve (Thursday 14 April) On the Thursday before Good Friday (Good Friday Eve), the...

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13 April 2022: Anzac Day Trading Information

ANZAC Day Eve (24 April) On Sunday 24 April, the sale and supply of alcohol must cease at midnight (with a grace period of 30 minutes for consumption permitted until 12:30am). Gaming machine operations must also cease at 12.30am.   ANZAC Day (25 April) From 10am to...

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13 April 2022: Annualised Salaries Decision Released

Annualised Salaries – A Decision and Draft New Clause 24 Further to earlier QHA communications, the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) has issued its decision on the outstanding matter of annualised wage arrangements in the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020...

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Queensland Disaster Recovery Assistance

EXTRAORDINARY DISASTER ASSISTANCE RECOVERY GRANTS – applications close 5 September 2022 South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 7 March 2022 Small business The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and is available through two applications: An initial...

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14 April 2022: QHA New Members

The QHA would like to welcome the following new hotel members, corporate members and partners to the association. We encourage you to click the links and familiarise yourself with their businesses and support the members that support you.

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Hotel Market & Economic Outlook Event 2022

The QHA Accommodation Division invites you to attend the annual Hotel Market & Economic Outlook event on Thursday 25 August at Hilton Brisbane. The event commences with a light breakfast from 8am-9am and concludes after lunch, followed by industry networking until...

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2022 Meet the Makers Showcase

SEQ’s best food and beverage products and produce take centre stage at the 2022 Meet the Makers showcase Working closely with growers, producers and manufacturers, from all over South-East Queensland, the Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN) is once again bringing many...

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Upcoming Public Holidays

Queensland has six public holidays coming up the next four weeks (excluding show public holidays). Those upcoming public holidays are: Good Friday - Friday 15 April Easter Saturday - Saturday 16 April Easter Sunday - Sunday 17 April Easter Monday - Monday 18 April...

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Digital Licence Update

Digital Licences are heading to Townsville for the next stage of the trial, then rolling out to the rest of Queensland in 2023. The department of transport and main roads are developing a business pack to support business owners to use and promote acceptance of the...

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Coming out of Lockdown #2

As mentioned in a previous edition, I would like to offer you the opportunity for Queenslanders to download a complimentary copy of “Post Pandemic Thinking for Hospitality and Tourism.”  As a proud and patriotic Aussie, I have spent almost my entire life my time in...

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HAMILTON ISLAND QHA GOLF CHALLENGE 18-20 July

It’s time to reconnect with industry colleagues and partners!    The Queensland Hotels Association is inviting all AHA members and partners to participate in this exclusive 3-day event on Hamilton Island. With genuine networking opportunities, this was one of the...

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17 March 2022: QHA New Members

The QHA would like to welcome the following new hotel members, corporate members and partners to the association. We encourage you to click the links and familiarise yourself with their businesses and support the members that support you.

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17 March 2022: New Tab Training Platform Now Live

New TAB Training Platform for TAB Operators & Managers Tabcorp has launched a new easy-to-use training platform for all TAB operators across the network. The new platform will make it easier to access and undertake training and provides managers with...

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QHA Partners Offer Support to Members

The QHA has been contacted by many Partners offering support to members. Please contact your local reps for assistance. See the following information for any members who have been floodwater impacted and the link to QHA Corporate Members and Partners for...

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Easing of Restrictions in Queensland from 6pm Friday

From 6pm Friday 4 March 2022: Masks will no longer be required in hospitality venues for staff or customers. Masks are recommended whenever you can’t social distance. Venues and events will no longer have any density limits. Members will be aware that...

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Managing Employees During a Natural Disaster

The below advice is to assist QHA members and their employees who have been directly impacted by flooding or flood damage. My venue is unable to open due to flooding. What can I do? Employers may stand down employees where they cannot be usefully employed...

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Support for Queenslanders Affected by Flooding

Many Queensland communities and businesses have been drastically impacted by the flooding disaster across the South East. The federal government has launched two assistance packages: the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) and the Disaster Recovery Payment...

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17 Feb 2022 - Annualised Salaries – An Update!

It has been a while since proposed changes to annualised salary arrangements in the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (‘HIGA’) arising from the Fair Work Commission’s (‘FWC’) Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards (‘the Review’) have featured in our...

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