Penalty rate cuts for Arts+Rec, not F&B

Tourism groups have largely welcomed the Productivity Commission's 23rd Feb 2017 cut to Sunday penalty rates, but restaurant and cafe operators have been left at square one - there is no cut to penalty rates in restaurants and cafes, or in clubs. More details - and an explainer - here.

Dark tourism on a catastrophic scale

A new miniseries about the nuclear disaster in #Chernobyl #ukraine has attracted a huge spike in dark tourism to

Escarpment Group busted taking half staff wages

Luxury hoteliers The Escarpment Group have been caught taking half of their migrant workers' pay in a Sun-Herald investigation.

ColesWorth EBAs ruining small Sunday towns

TTN Editorial, 1st July 2015 Peter Strong of the Council of Small Business of Australia has launched a national offensive

Public land leases are a “community responsibility”

The Tourism News is not usually in the business of republishing reviews. One restaurant review in the Weekend Australian

NT travel agency rort travels to Darwin

Travel agency Helloworld raided by Northern Territory Police as part of ongoing fraud investigation From the NT News, 13th March

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Kangaroo tourism – dangerous and unregulated

PHOTO: Experts say the kangaroos have lost their fear of people and have grown hungrier for the food being

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Airport fees keep airfares high: ACCC

TTN, 2nd May 2018With an enquiry by Australia's Productivity Commission into the Economic Regulation of Airports to begin in

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Bad layout blocks retailers from 250k festival-goers

Image: Canberra retailer Mal Briggs'  comic book shop is blocked by tents for the entirety of the National Multicultural

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Kangaroo tourism – dangerous and unregulated

PHOTO: Experts say the kangaroos have lost their fear of people and have grown hungrier for the food being

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NSW RSL organisational cleanup is a grimy job

"The culture of the head office was more rotten than I expected. The incompetence of the head office was

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$200k fine for unlicensed music in Melbourne bar

Photo by Peter Tarasiuk/ Broadsheet Melbourne Melbourne bar Hairy Little Sista ordered to pay nearly $200k for playing songs without

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Kangaroo tourism – dangerous and unregulated

PHOTO: Experts say the kangaroos have lost their fear of people and have grown hungrier for the food being

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Flight Centre’s price beat: so good it’s illegal

Flight Centre fined $12.5 million over international flight price fixing By abc.net.au, 4th April 2018 PHOTO: Flight Centre ordered to pay $12.5

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Top End indigenous producing high-end furniture

Milingimbi Island craftsmen Sean Mandaway and Josiah Baker at the Manapan factory. Photo: TOVO Cutting-edge furniture design meets Aboriginal creativity on

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Priscilla: Cash and acceptance for Broken Hill

Shalita Buffet at Broken Hill railway station. She performs once a week in The Main Drag.  Photo: Russell Millard Priscilla,

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Silo art a tourism boon for outback towns

Picture: Brim silos featuring artwork by Brisbane artist Guido van Helten (Photo by Guido van Helten) TTN note: Scroll down for

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RSL sub-branches close whilst group sits on millions

PHOTO: Lyle Dalton's Speers Point RSL sub-branch sold their iconic value fighting Speers-Point Boolaroo sub-branch over a parking lot

Albany Premier Hotel burnt down by licensee

Yet another historic pub has become victim to arson. The Albany Premier Hotel, built in 1891, was significantly damaged

RSL board being paid off with development $$$

By Veronica Hope, 5th October 2016 If you felt that RSLs have had more focus on profit than on veterans,

Open Gardens Australia closes after 27 years

Heywood House to the east of Melbourne overlooking the Dandenong Ranges. Open Gardens Australia closes after 27 years, citing financial

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Newcastle NSW’ property/liquor corruption unfurls

From the Newcastle Herald, : Michael Kearney, owner of Bar Petite, backs the stance of fellow publican Chris Hearn. Pictures:

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Regional towns struggle to survive mining downturn

PHOTO: Des Ryan moved to Cessnock to run the Railway Hotel, but says business has slowed down.(ABC News: Susan

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Sofitel sale heralds new round of Asian investment

The Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney. The Sofitel's unique location between intertwining Sydney streets makes it difficult to photograph. Sofitel Wentworth

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Restauranter cries foul over budget guests

Buon Ricordo owner Armando Percuoco. Source: buonricordo.com.au TTN: The Tourism News and Australian Voice For Tourism support market-based products, and

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There’s more to this than a new commuter route

TTN, 27th May 2015 Ostensibly, Newcastle NSW just gained a crucial commuter and tourism route when Aeropelican starts flying Newcastle

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