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Commonwealth payments put hoteliers on alert
3.12.08
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has placed its members on alert for people who misuse alcohol ahead of the Commonwealth's economic security payments commencing on December 8. Click here to read more


Night of Night's recognises excellence in WA Hospitality
12.11.08
The high standards of WA's hotel and hospitality industry were recognized at the Lion Nathan Gala Ball and 2008 AHA Aon Hotel Awards for Excellence held in the Grand Ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex last night. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality recognised for Excellence
29.08.08
Three of the State's most outstanding hospitality venues were winners at the 2008 AHA National Hotel Awards for Excellence held in Sydney last night. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality legend inducted into Hall of Fame
29.08.08
The driving force behind the success of the iconic Subiaco Hotel and one of the State's most influential figures of the hospitality industry, Michael Monaghan AM, was an inaugural inductee into the Johnnie Walker Hall of Fame at the 2008 AHA National Hotel Awards for Excellence in Sydney last night. Click here to read more


WA Hotels win big
19.08.08
The high standard of WA's accommodation hotels was recognised at the 2008 AHA Accommodation Hotel Management Awards, presented by Members Equity Bank, which were held at the Grand Ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex last night. Click here to read more


Government orders review into gas security
6.08.08
The State Government has ordered a wide-ranging review into the security of Western Australia's gas supplies, in the wake of two major interruptions to the State's gas supply this year. Click here to read more


Hotels implement strategies to meet gas challenge
9.06.08
The Western Australian accommodation sector has implemented strategies designed to meet the challenge of the gas shortage. Click here to read more


Commissioner confusing lockout issue
6.06.08
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has called on the State's top-cop to personally enter into negotiations on lockouts in order to clarify the Police's position on the matter once-and-for-all. Click here to read more


Australian workers' 'happy hours' under threat
27.05.08
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has criticised the Commissioner of Police for supporting a ban on 'happy hours' throughout the State's hotels and bars. Click here to read more


Priory Hotel takes bite out of steak sandwich competition
14.05.08
The Priory Hotel in Dongara has been judged the winner of the inaugural WA's Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich Competition following a cook off at Burswood Entertainment Complex today. Click here to read more


Alcohol tax grab would target working Australians
29.04.08
A proposal before the Federal Government calling for a 300 per cent increase on beer and wine taxes has been condemned by the Australia Hotels Association (WA) as a revenue-raising exercise that labels everyone as binge-drinkers. Click here to read more


Search for country's best steak sandwich begins
24.04.08
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) and Tourism WA are leading the search for the State's best country pub steak sandwich. Click here to read more


AHA supports WA Government's Regional Tourism Investment
23.04.08
The AHA has welcomed the announcement Minister for Goldfields-Esperance Ljiljanna Ravlich granting $165,000 to commence phase four of the Norsemen/Heritage Precinct Rejuvenation Project. Click here to read more


AHA supports call for drinking license
15.04.08
The Australian Hotels Association has supported a call by the president of the Shire of Halls Creek for a drinking license to be introduced in the East Kimberley. Click here to read more


Tourists don't visit WA for Dog Food
13.03.08
Suggestions by the Western Australian Government that the results of the referendum on shop trading hours should be ignored just to please tourists is unfounded and farcical. Click here to read more


We don't like drunks either
12.03.08
The Western Australian hotel and hospitality industry welcomes and endorses Federal Government initiatives to change binge drinking culture and behaviour. Click here to read more


Taxi Strike Condemned
26.02.08
The strike planned by some taxi drivers protesting over the WA Governments effort to improve taxi availability for morning travellers is ridiculous. Click here to read more


AHA says act now on river plan
13.02.08
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) and Hospitality businesses have welcomed the announcement by Premier Alan Carpenter, revealing the State Government's plans to undertake a spectacular redevelopment of Perth CBD's Swan River foreshore; however the industry wants to see plans finalised in 2008 with work to commence in 2009. Click here to read more


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