New pub and restaurant rules too restrictive

Original article by Stephen Lunn, John Lethlean
The Australian – Page: 5 : 27-Oct-20

Owners of hospitality venues have welcomed the Victorian government’s decision to ease lockdown restrictions, but some warn that the measures do not go far enough. Pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to serve up to 20 patrons indoors and 50 outdoors from 11.5pm on 27 October. However, the number of patrons in each room will be restricted to no more than 10. Lucas Restaurant Group CEO Chris Lucas says the density limit needs to be increased to 20, arguing that it will not be commercially viable for some restaurants to open under the revised restrictions.

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LUCAS RESTAURANT GROUP

Easter Sunday to cost Victoria’s employers double time

Original article by Lucille Keen, Will Glasgow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 18-Feb-15

The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry estimates that a public holiday for Easter Sunday in Victoria could costs businesses about $A50m over five years. The State Government’s 2014 election platform included introducing a public holiday on Easter Sunday, which has been a trading day since 2011. Businesses that opt to trade on Easter Sunday will now be required to pay staff penalty rates

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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF STATE DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION, AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, VICTORIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE, VICTORIAN TRADES HALL COUNCIL, LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, RESTAURANT AND CATERING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FRED NILE GROUP), AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE