Lockouts: Stuck between a rock and a hard place

While Governments look for legislative answers in the form of tougher legislation, increased regulation and enforcement, greater penalties and restrictive conditions, successfully operating a compliant venue in this evolving environment is becoming diabolical to say the least.

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Lockout Review Part II gains traction

Just eight days since the ill-fated ‘review’ into Sydney’s lockout trade restrictions, plans for ‘Phase 2’ of the solution are gaining momentum. The outcry against the raft of laws that have transformed the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross night-time economy clearly demonstrates the results are not in line with community expectations.

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The Governments Callinan Review Marked a Failure

“So much for a ‘comprehensive review’ of the CBD and Kings Cross precinct regulations,” says Jason Thomas, Executive Director at AusComply. “Sceptics could certainly be excused for assuming the results of this ‘comprehensive review’ hadn’t already been pre-determined well and truly before the first submission had even been considered.”

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AHA NSW Member Update: Associate showcase – AusComply

“Despite not trading past midnight I’ve been using the AusComply Electronic Incident Register and compliance software since early October 2015. I highly recommend the AusComply software as a cost effective and efficient business tool to help reduce and manage risk," says Lyn Humphreys (Licensee Oatley Hotel & Senior Vice President AHA - NSW).

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