Australian Retailers Association dismayed at new public holidays for Victoria

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has expressed its dismay at the Victorian Government’s decision to introduce two new public holidays for the state. The public holidays on Grand Final Day and Easter Sunday will increase Victoria’s public holidays to 13 per year. The ARA have said many retailers will be forced to close their doors… Continue reading Australian Retailers Association dismayed at new public holidays for Victoria

Restaurants undercut by wage and staff costs

Wages and staff on-costs including payroll tax and training have reached “unsustainable” levels and now account for nearly half of business expenses in the restaurant sector. According to the 2014 Industry Benchmarking Report produced by the sector’s peak body, Restaurant and Catering Australia, wages and on-staff costs now account for 45.3 per cent of business… Continue reading Restaurants undercut by wage and staff costs