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News and Information - Media Interviews - 2011 Media Interviews
30 October 2011 – ABC News Qantas Grounding
Business sector dismayed at Qantas Grounding – ABC News
The Australian Hotels Association of WA has accused Qantas of grounding its fleet when the country was at its most vulnerable.
The Association’s CEO Bradley Woods says the company could have delayed the decision by several days.
“The Qantas board deliberately chose to take this action at a time when Australia was most vulnerable in the context of CHOGM being in Perth, the Melbourne Cup, a range of major sporting events throughout Australia,” he said.
“I believe it’s very disappointing that the Qantas board has made this decision at a time when Australia is in the international spotlight. Click here to read more.
6 October 2012 – Channel 9 News Special ISAF Event Declaration – City of Fremantle
23 June 2011 – ABC News Education and Health Standing Committee Final Report
23 June 2011 – Channel 7 News Education and Health Standing Committee Final Report
23 June 2011 – Channel 10 News Education and Health Standing Committee Final Report
2 June 2011 – Channel 10 News Pre-loading and discount liquor
10 May 2011 – Channel 7 News Use of breathalysers in venues
9 May 2011 – ABC News Alcohol Strategy
9 May 2011 – Channel 10 News Binge Drinking and Alcohol Fuelled Violence
6 May 2011 – 7:30 Report ABC Rising Cost of Dining in Perth
23 March 2011 – Channel 10 Auditor General’s Report – Liquor Control Act
23 March 2011 – ABC News Auditor General’s Report – Liquor Control Act
23 March 2011WA alcohol laws ‘not effectively’ enforced or monitored – PerthNow
Police and the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor are not effectively monitoring or enforcing the responsible service of alcohol in WA, a scathing report has found………Australian Hotels Association WA chief executive Bradley Woods said the report was an “interesting observation of the complex and difficult issues being faced by licensees, police and government agencies”, but did not offer any proper or fair reflection of how seriously the hospitality industry treated its obligations. Click here to read the more.
A crackdown on licensees recommended – ABC News
A new report has found that police and Government officials could be doing more to crackdown on hotel licensees who break the law. …….The Hotels Association’s Bradley Woods says licensees are being made the scapegoats. “As much as the police, licensees or government agencies can try and stop it, individuals will continue to try and get drunk and they’ve been doing that since alcohol was created,” he said. Click here to read more.
WA leads in fight against glassing with tempered glassware in Perth pubs and bars – The Sunday Times, 27 February 2011
PERTH pubs and bars will be among the first in Australia to introduce tempered glassware to reduce the potential for them to be used as weapons. Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron and the Australian Hotels Association have been working to introduce the safety glass, which is identical to standard glass in look, feel and weight, but shatters on impact instead of exposing dangerous shards.
The replacement scheme is not compulsory, but the AHA is recommending its members take part in the “progressive” rollout, expected to take up to a year. The AHA said the system would be self-regulatory and some publicans had already agreed to the changeover. AHA chief executive Bradley Woods said he expected most hotels and bars to change over to tempered beer glasses in six to 12 months. Click here to read more.
1 February 2011 – Channel 7 Police Barring Notices
Minister vows to fight for tourism cash – The West Australian 14 January 2011
WA is lagging behind the rest of the nation in hosting big-ticket events and needs to “lift its game”, according to new Tourism Minister Kim Hames. In his first public comments on the tourism portfolio since the Cabinet reshuffle last month, Dr Hames said he would fight for a bigger slice of the State Budget to attract events…. Australian Hotels Association chief executive Bradley Woods described Dr Hames’ comments as “a very refreshing, articulate and honest assessment of the problems we are experiencing with events in this State”. Click here to read more.
Events calendar needs more attention and more cash – The West Australian 14 January 2011
New Tourism Minister Kim Hames is right when he says WA is lagging other States in hosting big-ticket events and needs to lift its game….. Australian Hotels Association (WA) chief Bradley Woods proposes a budget of $50 million as a starting point, a suggestion that should be taken seriously. Click here to read more.
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