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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2020 HOSPITALITY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
27.10.20
The finalists for the 2020 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence have been announced, with an outstanding field of nominees showcasing the strength of WA's hospitality industry despite a challenging and turbulent year. Click here to read more


WA VENUES UNITE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
12.10.20
Throughout WA Mental Health Week, WA's hospitality venues are uniting to drive donations towards Healthy Mind Menu Inc and help support the mental health of Western Australia hospitality workers. Click here to read more


FEDERAL BUDGET TO SUPPORT GROWTH AND RECOVERY
7.10.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has strongly welcomed the 2020-21 Federal Budget as announced tonight by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, with a number of measures expected to provide significant support for WA's hotels and hospitality businesses to recover following the impact of COVID-19. Click here to read more


$1.2 BILLION TO DELIVER SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR WA'S HOSPITALITY WORKFORCE
5.10.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the Federal Government's new wage subsidy scheme, which will cover half of the wages of all apprentices and trainees for the next 12 months. Click here to read more


AHA(WA) WELCOMES LIBERAL'S COMMITMENT TO APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES
30.09.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the WA Liberals' election commitment to invest $200 million in an additional 20,000 apprentices and trainees across Western Australia. Click here to read more


WANDER INTO THE CITY FOR GREAT HOTEL DEALS
9.09.20
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has applauded the McGowan Government's initiative to encourage Western Australians to have a unique holiday in Perth's metropolitan region, using our local hotels, hospitality and entertainment venues and tour businesses. Click here to read more


STATEMENT ON WA'S STATE BORDER CLOSURE
4.09.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA understands the WA Government prioritising health considerations for the state, but keeping our state's border closed comes at a cost. Click here to read more


BEST STATE, BEST INDUSTRY TO WORK AND WANDER
3.09.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA welcomes today's announcement by the WA Government of a new "Work and Wander out Yonder" campaign to entice Western Australians to complete a working holiday in regional areas of the state. Click here to read more


Opinion Piece - LET'S KICK A GOAL FOR WA JOBS
31.08.20
When Dom Sheed kicked the winning goal in the 2018 Grand Final for West Coast he sealed an unlikely win from behind and immortalised himself in AFL history. Of course, Sheed didn't do it alone - it was a stunning play spanning the entire length of the field, with Jeremy McGovern, Nathan Vardy and Liam Ryan combining to secure victory. Click here to read more


AHA WELCOMES BANNED DRINKERS REGISTER TRIAL
24.08.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the WA Government's announcement today that the long-awaited Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) will be trialled for two years in the Pilbara region from 1 December 2020. Click here to read more


JOBKEEPER EXTENSION A LIFELINE FOR WA HOTELS AND HOSPITALITY VENUES
21.07.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA commends the Federal Government's extension of the JobKeeper payment scheme, which will provide critical assistance to WA's hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs and taverns for the remainder of this year and into 2021. Click here to read more


JOBKEEPER EXTENSION REQUIRED TO PREVENT JOBSEEKER EXPLOSION
10.07.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has released extensive survey results which demonstrate the importance of extending the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme to WA's hotels and hospitality businesses until at least the end of the year. Click here to read more


HOSPITALITY JOBS ON THE LINE
10.07.20
An Australian Hotels Association (WA) survey shows more than 93 per cent of venues are signed up to the JobKeeper scheme. Click here to read more


TIP OF THE ICE-BERG - UNREGULATED SHORT STAY BRINGING METH TO THE SUBURBS
9.07.20
Following reports of WA Police seizing $10 million of methylamphetamine in a short-stay accommodation unit in Manning, it is now urgent for the WA Government to progress regulation of platforms such as Airbnb. Click here to read more


PHASE 4 PUTS WA'S JOB RECOVERY IN BEST POSITION IN AUSTRALIA
22.06.20
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods has commended today's announcement by the McGowan Government that Phase 4 restrictions will come into effect from Saturday 27 June, removing COVID-19 restrictions on WA's hospitality venues. Click here to read more


MARRIOTT'S INVESTMENT A STRONG SHOW OF CONFIDENCE IN REGIONAL WA
9.06.20
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods has welcomed today's commitment by Marriott International to open a new five-star Westin hotel in the Margaret River region, as a major step forward in the development of Western Australia's accommodation and tourism industry. Click here to read more


Cheers to the re-launch of the hospitality industry
8.06.20
AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods joined WA Senator and Minister for Finance, the Hon Mathias Cormann in Fremantle today to toast the re-opening of WA's hospitality industry, with restaurants, pubs, bars and taverns across the state entering phase three restrictions from tomorrow. Thousands of hospitality businesses will have an opportunity to open their doors or expand operations as WA's hospitality sector enjoys the most relaxed restrictions in the country. Click here to read more


WA HOSPITALITY IS BACK!
29.05.20
Western Australia's hospitality industry will soon be back in business following strong and decisive national leadership from WA Premier Mark McGowan, with the state's hotels, pubs, restaurants, bars and taverns now leading the nation on the road to recovery. Click here to read more


TOILET RELIEF FOR HOTEL AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
27.05.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed today's announcement by the McGowan Government that WA's hotels and hospitality businesses will have certain fees waived for Water Corporation's fixed wastewater service charges, in response to the impact of COVID-19. Click here to read more


EXTENDED TESTING TO HELP VENUES REOPEN SAFELY
26.05.20
Today's announcement by the WA Government of a new COVID-19 community testing program that will include the hospitality industry has been welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA. Click here to read more


NEW COVID-19 HYGIENE TRAINING FOR HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PATHWAY TO RE-OPENING
29.04.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has partnered with the WA Government to deliver the AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course that will be mandatory for all hospitality staff to successfully complete before their employer a hospitality business - is able to re-open, when restrictions ease. Click here to read more


COVID-19 TAKEAWAY ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS GONE
20.04.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has said that the removal of WA's packaged takeaway liquor restrictions was a common sense move for consumers. Click here to read more


WA GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR SMALL HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES
31.03.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the measures announced today by the WA State Government which will provide additional financial assistance for small hospitality businesses who are facing unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19. Click here to read more


HOSPITALITY VENUES RECEIVE LIFELINE AND CERTAINTY
27.03.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the clarification that the WA Government has provided to licensed venues today by allowing taverns, bars and restaurants to deliver limited quantities of alcohol with a meal. Click here to read more


HOTELS READY TO BE COMMUNITY ISOLATION CENTRES
26.03.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has been working with WA's accommodation hotels over the past five days to prepare them for the role outlined in the Prime Minister's announcement today in supporting forced quarantine arrivals. Click here to read more


NEW TAKE-AWAY ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS
25.03.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA is working with licensed venues across WA to ensure the newly announced restrictions on take-away liquor sales are understood and implemented. Click here to read more


HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FACES HISTORIC CHALLENGE
23.03.20
Statement from AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods Click here to read more


COVID-19 AND WA'S HOTEL & HOSPITALITY SECTOR
17.03.20
Statement from AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods imperatives, are our priority. Click here to read more


GET A ROOM AND #DOITINWA
12.03.20
Today's announcement of WA's largest ever intrastate marketing campaign has the strong support of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA, who say the initiative will provide significant support to WA's hotels and hospitality businesses at a time it is facing unprecedented challenges. Click here to read more


UFC BOUT TO PACK A PUNCH FOR WA TOURISM
25.02.20
Today's announcement that Perth will again host a pay-per-view event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2020 is a major coup for WA's accommodation hotels and hospitality businesses. Click here to read more


WA GOVERNMENT PROVIDES STRONG RESPONSE TO REPORT INTO SHORT STAY ACCOMMODATION
12.02.20
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has commended the WA State Government's response to the report produced by the Parliamentary Inquiry into Short-Stay Accommodation, which has outlined a clear roadmap to strong and effective regulation. Click here to read more


ADDITIONAL $10 MILLION TO BUOY WA TOURISM
10.02.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has commended the WA State Government for its announcement of an additional $10 million to support WA's tourism, accommodation and hospitality industry. Click here to read more


NEW SINGAPORE FLIGHT A TIMELY BOOST FOR WA
6.02.20
Singapore Airline's fifth daily service from Singapore to WA has been welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA who say the new flight will provide a timely boost to WA's accommodation hotels and hospitality businesses. Click here to read more


NEW FUNDING FOR WA TOURISM IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
31.01.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has congratulated the McGowan Government for providing additional funding of $2.85 million to help support WA's tourism and hospitality industry as it faces dual pressures from the recent bushfires and the emerging threat of Coronavirus. Click here to read more


HOLIDAY HERE THIS YEAR' TO HELP AUSSIE TOURISM
23.01.20
Tourism Australia's "Holiday Here This Year" campaign to assist Australia's fire-affected tourism industry has the strong support of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA, with the new campaign encouraging Australians to holiday in their own back yard. Click here to read more


AHA COMMENDS INVESTMENT TO COUNTER FIRE IMPACT
19.01.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of $76 million through the National Bushfire Recovery Fund to help support Australia's hospitality, accommodation and tourism industry recover from the devastating impact of the recent crisis. Click here to read more


NEW WA TOURISM RECORD
17.01.20
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has hailed the latest visitation data which shows Western Australia continuing to attract record numbers of interstate and international tourists. Click here to read more


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