The Government has decided against legislating to allow the sale of wine within supermarkets in South Australia.
The Minister, John Rau announced that after extensive consultation and reviewing submissions, the Government was persuaded that allowing the sale of wine inside supermarkets would be detrimental to the wine industry and the network of independent liquor retailers.
The AHA|SA is relieved the Government has recognised the folly of such a proposal.
The AHA also appreciates the great efforts of members, hotels, independent bottleshops, the major independent banner groups and winemakers in ensuring a strong message against the move was heeded.
A sensible outcome has been achieved through the collective efforts of the industry.
The Gambling Helpline has a new look and a new number. The new logo replaces the existing one with the number consistent with the national number of 1800 858 858.
As it will take some time to fully transition to the national number, both numbers will be around for a short period of time, in venues and on marketing material.
The Office for Problem Gambling will be updating their printed reources to reflect these changes and Gaming Care Officers will assist venues with the transition process as new materials/resources become avaialble. The existing Gambling Helpline Cards currently in venues are still acceptable and comply with the code of practice.
The Fair Work Commision awarded a 2.6% increase to all modern award wage rates on 3 June 2013. Wage schedules effective from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2013 are now available in the Members Only section.
The new South Australian Work Health and Safety legislation commenced from 1 January 2013. Members will find some useful Work Health and Safety resources and links in the Members Only section under the Work Health and Safety tab.
The Workforce Futures Program is a Federal Government initiative which has been allocated $11.8 million to assist with workforce development of small and medium sized businesses within the tourism and hospitality sector. The aim being to improve the capacity and capability of the workforce of such businesses through the creation of a workforce development plan.The AHA|SA has trained Skills Advisors that can assist with developing a plan to improve your workforce performance. For more information click here.
We offer responsible Service of Alcohol Training on a regular basis. For more information, go to:
The AHA National Hotel Awards were announced in Canberra on Wednesday 2 October. South Australian Hotel won in eight categories, batting well above their weight against their national peers. Click here for a full SA winners list...
South Australian hotels have a long and proud history of supporting their local communities.
This support is demonstrated in all sorts of ways.
The industry as a whole, through Hotel Care Community Projects, is also responsible for more substantial donations to charities and
The latest Hotel Care Newsletter has just been released.
The 2013 AHA|SA Awards for Excellence were held on 23 July 2013. The AHA|SA congratulates all of the winning hotels. The winner of the 2013 Best Overall Hotel was the LION HOTEL, NORTH ADELAIDE. For a full list of winners please click here.