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CEO’s Issues Update – July 2014

AHA (Vic) CEO Brian Kearney updates members on priority issues AHA (Vic) staff are addressing to achieve favourable business outcomes for members.

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  • Victorian Public Holiday Dates for 2015

    Victorian Public Holiday Dates for 2015

    The following information has been extracted from the Victorian Government Public Holiday website. The information is correct as at the date of this bulletin.

    The following Victorian Public Holidays are Public Holiday penalty payment days in accordance with the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010.

    2014
    Melbourne Cup Day* - Tuesday 4 November
    Christmas Day - Thursday 25 December
    Boxing Day - Friday 26 December

    2015
    New Year’s Day - Thursday 1 January
    Australia Day - Monday 26 January
    Labour Day - Monday 9 March
    Good Friday - Friday 3 April
    Easter Saturday - Saturday 4 April
    Easter Monday - Monday 6 April
    ANZAC Day - Saturday 25 April
    Queen’s Birthday - Monday 8 June
    Melbourne Cup Day* - Tuesday 3 November
    Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
    Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December and Monday 28 December an additional public holiday

    *Melbourne Cup Day is an Award Public Holiday but in regional areas this day may be substituted by a local holiday as requested by a regional local government and approved by the Victorian Government, refer to the following pages.

    Victorian non-metropolitan public holidays 2014:
    Please Note: All of Victoria is entitled to the Melbourne Cup public holiday unless an alternate local holiday has been arranged by non-metropolitan municipality, as listed below.

    2014 Dates: Municipality and Details
    Thursday 1 May: Moyne Shire - Full day holiday for the whole municipal district to celebrate Warrnambool Cup Day. Warrnambool City - Full day holiday for the whole municipal district to celebrate Warrnambool Cup Day.
    Wednesday 6 August: Buloke Shire - Full day holiday in the Sea Lake district, including the township of Berriwillock and Nandaly to celebrate Speed Field Day.
    Friday 3 October: Yarriambiak Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Murtoa and District to celebrate Murtoa Show Day.
    Tuesday 7 October: Gannawarra Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Kerang to celebrate Kerang Show Day.
    Wednesday 8 October: Mildura Rural City - Full day holiday for the area west from and including the township of Boinka and south of the Murray Sunset National Park to celebrate Pinnaroo Show Day. Yarriambiak Shire - Full day holiday in the township of Rupanyup and District to celebrate Rupanyup Show Day.
    Thursday 9 October: Yarriambiak Shire - Half day holiday in the township of Warracknabeal and District to celebrate Warracknabeal Show Day.
    Friday 17 October: Golden Plains Shire - Full day holiday for the area east of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road to celebrate Royal Geelong Show Day.
    Wednesday 22 October: Moira Shire - Full day holiday for the Numurkah district to celebrate Numurkah Show Day. City of Greater Geelong - Full day holiday for the whole municipality to celebrate Geelong Cup Day. Buloke Shire - Full day holiday for Wycheproof district including the township of Nullawil, to celebrate the Wycheproof Agricultural and Pastoral Day.
    Wednesday 29 October: City of Greater Bendigo - Full day holiday in all areas west of the Campaspe River to celebrate Bendigo Cup Day.
    Friday 31 October: Colac Otway Shire - Full day for the whole municipality to celebrate Colac Show Day.
    Tuesday 4 November: Yarriambiack Shire - Half day holiday in the township of Warracknabeal to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day.
    Friday 7 November: Ballarat City - Full day holiday for the whole municipality to celebrate Ballarat Show Day. Golden Plains Shire - Full day holiday for the area west of Wingeel Road, Gumley-Mt Mercer Road and Meredith-Mt Mercer Road to celebrate Ballarat Show Day.
    Non-Metropolitan public holidays are declared in accordance with the Public Holidays Act 1993 and details are published throughout the year. 

    School Term Dates 2014:
    Term 1: 28 January to 4 April
    Term 2: 22 April to 27 June
    Term 3: 14 July to 19 September
    Term 4: 6 October to 19 December

    School Term Dates 2015:
    Term 1: 28 January to 27 March
    Term 2: 13 April to 26 June
    Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
    Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

    Daylight saving for 2014-2015:

    Start
    Sunday, 5 October 2014
    Move your clock forward one hour at 2am (Eastern Standard Time).


    Finish
    Sunday, 5 April 2015
    Move your clock backward one hour at 3am (Daylight Saving Time).


    Regards,

    John Sweetman
    WORKPLACE RELATIONS ADVISOR

  • Impact of Recent Wholesale Beverage and Other Cost Increases

    Impact of Recent Wholesale Beverage and Other Cost Increases

    Effective 1 August 2014

    A number of costs have increased in recent times, some significantly, adding to the total operating cost of pub and hotel businesses.

    Having regard to increases in such costs including the increase in the excise on alcoholic beverages from 1 August 2014, AHA (Vic) is of the view that the following prices are warranted with the intention of recovering cost increases and maintaining margins:

    POTS (285ml) – full strength beer, increase by 10 cents to $4.90
    POTS (285ml) – light strength beer, increase by 10 cents to $4.70


    Members are reminded to review your own calculations in light of the above to ensure that existing margins are maintained. You may wish to have regard to various wholesale prices including imported beverages and the volume of the vessel in which products are sold.

    It is important that members regularly review prices including food, beverages and other products and services provided through your business.

    Members are reminded that they must set their prices independently of any competitor in order to comply with the provisions of the Trade Practices Act and that the above is merely a guide.

    Cheers,

    Brian Kearney
    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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