Lockout laws: Government loosens the noose around the CBD and Kings Cross. But…

After a big slap down in 2013, the NSW Government has extended an olive branch to the industry by relaxing the lockout laws from January 14. We campaigned for it, we insisted the laws were over the top, now it’s up to us to prove that we can deliver a culture of safety and compliance. They put their trust in us very publicly, we must not betray it. 

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How to stay on the right side of regulators

With a spotlight on our drinking culture nationally, tightening regulations, and lockout laws grabbing headlines in Sydney and other areas, the pressure is on venues large and small to demonstrate an environment of compliance and safety.

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Lockout laws: First alcohol exemption offers light at the end of the tunnel

Palace Hotel in Sydney’s CBD just became the first venue to be granted an exemption to the lockout laws including the service of alcohol, when it was granted permission to host fans for the broadcast of the 3am All Blacks vs Argentina rugby union game.

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Compliance: Is there an app for that?

The hotel industry remains dominated by small owner-operators with limited resources, and compliance with the various regulatory and legislative requirements can be a burden on both time and productivity.

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