Here's Cheers Podcast

Listen to the backstory behind the individual hotel and pub success stories within Queensland, the latest product releases and even get to know the decision-makers that impact our industry.


Bernie Hogan sits down for a chat about brands, brewing and beers with Matt Newberry of Brisbane's Catchment Brewing, and gains some insight into the accommodation industry with Michael Johnson, CEO of Accommodation Australia..


Enjoy the first episode of Here's Cheers for 2023. Bernie Hogan chats with ex-NRL star David Shillington about mental health and hits the road to Charters Towers to catch up with Jane and Noel Jesberg of the Rix Hotel.


Bernie chats with Lawrence Springborg in Goodiwindi, and spends time with Kristy Coomber of the resurrected Mucka Pub in Muckadilla.


QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan talks ER and shares some employers festive season tips with Sarah Swan of the QHA. He also spends some quality time with Mayor for Balonne Shire, Samantha O'Toole.


In this episode of Here's Cheers QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan talks gaming with David Punter of Konami Australia, and has an in-depth chat about the hotel business with one of QHA's Vice Presidents, Matt Coorey.


Bernie Hogan talks all things fruit and veg with Jack George of Simon George and Sons, and takes some time out for an in-depth talk about the hotel business with the Porter family of Porters Plainland Hotel.


From his Here's Cheers studio on the road, QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan takes some time out of his Canberra QHA trip to talk with Dave Baswal, MD of the Ovolo Group, as well as with Federal Member for Griffith, Terri Butler. This podcast is graciously supported by Konami and Simon George & Sons.


In this episode of Here's Cheers QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan talks hotel business, renovations and more with Rick Adams of the Central Lane Hotel in Gladstone. Bernie is also joined by Milton Dick, Federal member for Oxley for a chat in The Broom Closet” (aka the Here’s Cheers recording studio) at the QHA offices in Brisbane. This podcast is graciously supported by Konami and Simon George & Sons.


In this episode QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan talks with the Assistant Tourism Minister and State Labor Member for the seat of Cairns, Michael Healy. He also spends time with renowned publican and Senior Vice President of the QHA, Richard Deery who shares some terrific insights on the hospitality industry whilst regaling wonderful tales from the Story Bridge Hotel’s history.


In this final episode of 2021, Here’s Cheers podcast host, QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan is joined by QHA board member Mel Tait - General Manager of the Amarandos Pippos group, located at Murrumba Downs Tavern – and Damien Steele, QHA Industry Engagement Manager for a talk about pub life in the Downs. Getting stuck into the entertainment side of things, Leanne de Souza and Matt Lymbury of Nightlife chat music with Bernie.



In this episode Bernie speaks with Craig Ellison of Australian Venue Co, Andrew Briese from Cooking the Books and Michael Martin of Konami.



Welcome to our Surf and Turf episode! QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan explores two very different parts of our great State. Diving deep into Central Queensland, Bernie first chats to Stephen Stoios of the Central Queensland Hotels Group about the state of the industry out West, and rounds off the podcast with a visit to the Gold Coast to talk with John-Paul Langbroek, Member for Surfer's Paradise.



This week Bernie talks with Queensland Deputy Premiere Steven Miles at Brisbane's Regatta Hotel, as well as David Blaicklock, founder and Program Director of the Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation) program within UniSA Creative Unit at University of South Australia about the changing face of wine labels.



This week Bernie talks with QHA Industry Training and Safety Manager, Ross Tims and the QHA's partnership with Diageo in delivering training for members as well as former Queensland Treasurer and Member for Clayfield, Tim Nicholls, and lastly QHA Hotelier of the Year, Scott Armstrong.



What a ripper episode of the Here’s Cheers podcast this is. Bernie ventures to Darwin on a QHA SEARCH mission and chats with his counterpart at Hospitality NT, Alex Bruce, President of Hospitality NT, Paul Palmer and Peter Savoff, the General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre about “the land of the free” and how the industry up there has coped through the pandemic.


In Episode 3 Bernie talks with Deputy Leader of the Opposition, David Janetzki, about his roots in regional Queensland and how pivotal the hotel industry is to jobs, not only throughout the state, but in particular rural Queensland, like his hometown of Toowoomba, and why the industry needs to be supported. During their chat David also confesses his love for West Coast Cooler. Bernie then catches up with Stu Watters who is the founder of Morph Consulting who specialise in providing strategic and operational services and advice to businesses operating in, or intersecting with the creative sector. Namely Bernie and Stu talk all things live music and how it can open up new revenue streams for your hotel.


In this episode Bernie talks with AHA NSW counterpart Scott Leach on being president, publican and his links to Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He stops by the Waterford Hotel to chat with Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman on why the hotel industry is so important to Queensland and is joined in the studio by QHA Membership Officer Paul St John-Wood, discussing the dangers of live and unedited podcasts as well as all the upcoming member events.


Welcome to the very first QHA Here’s Cheers podcast where we revel in the stories behind the movers and shakers of our industry. In this episode Bernie talks with Rob Comiskey of the Comiskey Group as to why a cookie cutter approach doesn’t work with hotels, the QHA’s Joanna Minchinton about the dangers of ‘going it alone’ and LNP Leader David Crisafulli on why the front bar rules over the beergarden.