25% Payroll Tax Rebate for Apprentices & Trainees

Queensland employers who hire apprentices and new trainees are set to benefit under the new budget reforms. In keeping with it’s election commitment, the Queensland Government will grant a 25% rebate of payroll tax on the wages of new trainees and apprentices – in addition to their wages being exempt from payroll tax up until … Read more 25% Payroll Tax Rebate for Apprentices & Trainees

NOT ALL SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEES ARE THE SAME!

Consider the advantages of an AIBI student: They are already trained in the basics of Hospitality Service They can finish their Traineeship in a year They only cost $10/hr You can have as many as you like (within reason) They only HAVE to work one day per week, but they are also good for school … Read more NOT ALL SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEES ARE THE SAME!

ID SCANNERS – IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED

The implementation of mandatory ID scanners for certain premises within safe night precincts has been postponed. This scheme was schedule to commence on 1 July 2015, as part of the Safe Night Out Strategy. It is yet to be determined whether ID scanners are an appropriate and cost effective mechanism to support the enforcement of … Read more ID SCANNERS – IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED

Staff refresher in RSA – Free to AIBI clients

Are you ‘over’ having to keep your staff up to date with all the changes to the Liquor Act? Don’t you wish that someone else would do this for you (at no charge of course)? NOW YOU HAVE IT! Follow this LINK to the RSA page on our website.  Scroll down to the end of the … Read more Staff refresher in RSA – Free to AIBI clients

Retaining customers – and gaining new ones

Ask a number of people what is meant by Customer Service and you will get the same number of different answers! When you first started the business (or started to work in the business) you had in mind that the venue would attract a certain type of customer – the target market.  Over the years that market may have changed, but even so … Read more Retaining customers – and gaining new ones

Changes to existing Licences will take effect from July 1st 2015

As you will no doubt be aware, several changes to the Liquor Act will come into effect from 1st July this year. For Restaurants/Cafe’s: Extended trading hours for restaurant and cafe licences will be limited to 1 am.                                                    Existing restaurant and cafe licences that are currently approved to trade beyond this time will automatically be reduced … Read more Changes to existing Licences will take effect from July 1st 2015

Happy Hour

A ‘happy hour’ is any activity traditionally known as a happy hour, whether or not the activity is actually advertised as or called this. For example, a ‘publican’s shout’ or ‘afternoon special’ is regarded as a happy hour. It includes any temporary, time-limited discount on a trading day for the relevant part of the premises … Read more Happy Hour

Alcohol advertising and Promotions

As a licensee or permit-holder, you have an obligation to ensure alcohol is supplied and promoted in ways that minimise harm and preserve peace and good order around your premises. You must maintain a safe environment for patrons and staff at your venue, and promote the responsible use of alcohol in your premises. As a licensee … Read more Alcohol advertising and Promotions

Restaurant’s ‘Principal Activity’ strictly enforced from 1st July

From 1 July 2015, licensees with a commercial other subsidiary on-premises licence, where the principal activity is provision of meals, will be required to ensure that for every trading day most of their patrons have consumed a meal at the premises. In addition, the majority of the premises will be set up for dining, and … Read more Restaurant’s ‘Principal Activity’ strictly enforced from 1st July