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Australians in dark over country-of-origin seafood labelling
Due to the bi-partisan rejection of a bill introduced by Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, Australians will remain in the dark about the country of origin of ...
ACCC fines company for "Product of Australia" misrepresentation
Conroys Pty Ltd (Conroys) has paid a penalty of $10,200 following the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Why your cafe needs to take coffee seriously
Australians aren't a snobby bunch; we're quite possibly the most laid-back folk around. We love a meat pie, Shane Warne is one of our most revered sporting icons, and Phar Lap, the ...
'Supersize selfies' campaign to boost Japanese tourist numbers
In a new promotion launched by Tourism Australia, Japanese travellers will have the opportunity to get involved in a 'supersized selfie' to share their Australian holiday experiences. ...
Asia trade visit forges new ties for NSW tourism, hospitality sector
On the completion of his first trade mission to Asia, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres was pleased to see first-hand the demand for and interest in New South ...
New TV series to showcase Australian cuisine worldwide
Tourism Australia has partnered with The Precinct Studios to create 'Restaurant Australia', an original three-part television series showcasing modern Australian cuisine to the ...
Additional public holidays will 'hurt' hospitality: R&CA
The decision to progress the gazettal of two additional public holidays in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government will hurt business and cost jobs in the hospitality industry, ...
Bendigo fast-food worker paid $11 an hour
A fast food shop in Bendigo paid staff as little as $11 an hour because the employer believed it was the 'going rate', a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation has found.
Sharing economy puts $8.5bn in accommodation investment & jobs at risk
The accommodation industry is pointing to recent reports by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) which highlight that $8.5 billion in investment growth in tourism accommodation development ...
8 ideas for an effective restaurant staff training program
"Great food, great atmosphere, shame about the service." Two out of three might not be bad, but if your restaurant staff are leaving customers with a bad taste, your chances of repeat ...
Asian palates to enjoy NSW oysters
Food lovers across Asia will be tucking into fresh New South Wales (NSW) oysters less than 30 hours after the produce is harvested.
Tourism ministers meet to discuss industry successes & challenges
The Hon Andrew Robb MP, Federal Minister for Trade and Investment, and the Hon John Eren, Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for Veterans, ...
R&CA: productivity commission proposals will boost hospitality jobs
Draft recommendations of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework will significantly boost hospitality employment and make businesses more sustainable, ...
New partnership to strengthen Australia's luxury tourism market
Tourism Australia has signed a major new partnership with the world's leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, in an agreement which will help build greater connection between the ...
ID scanners effectively fighting crime in Sydney's Kings Cross
One year after their introduction, ID scanners are helping NSW Police tackle crime in Sydney's most notorious night spot, contributing to a 32 per cent reduction in alcohol related ...
Sydney Harbour restaurant on notice after ongoing staff underpayments
A high-profile restaurant on Sydney Harbour is on notice over its workplace practices after repeated complaints from its staff about being underpaid.
Hotel Action Plan to support growing Sydney tourism market
Major tourism groups have welcomed a City of Sydney action plan encouraging new and refurbished hotel developments, including a more diverse range of hotels to accommodate the growing ...
Historic labour agreement to bolster restaurant industry workforce
According to peak industry association Restaurant and Catering Australia (R&CA), the development of the Restaurant (Fine Dining) Industry Labour Agreement is a positive step in ...
7 dining customer stereotypes and how you can appeal to them
Do you know the kinds of customers your restaurant is attracting? Does your restaurant have a specific strategy designed to appeal to particular people? Or do you just paint the ...
Tourism Australia & Expedia join forces to promote Australian tourism
Tourism Australia and the Expedia group have signed a multi-million dollar three-year marketing partnership aimed at developing campaigns and content to increase international travel ...
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