Our industry is heavily regulated, and under constant of external threats that can affect our viability and survival.
Being a member of AHA ACT ensures that you can focus on the hospitality side of your business and looking after your patrons, while the AHA ACT monitors and responds to your regulatory and political environment.
The AHA ACT is a key component in the delivery of information to members and upkeep of the broader hospitality industry.
As a registered employer association under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, the primary function of the AHA is to provide strategic and reliable advice and representation to its members on a range of legal and industrial matters including:
- Employment law and industrial relations;
- Liquor Licensing; and
- Regulatory Compliance.
The AHA ACT’s core business is advocating to elected representatives and public servants to protect and advance the interests of the accommodation and licensed hospitality industry.
The AHA ACT is not simply a lobby group. Rather, we provide expert advice to governments based on our members’ direct knowledge of the industry. The cross over from policy to practice can be muddied by legislation and regulation that lack practicality and are filled with unintended consequences.
Our job is to take steps as necessary to initiate, promote, amend, modify or reject any political measure that impacts our members.
A united, strong and engaged membership ensures our effectiveness in advocating for our industry.
In recognition of our unique standing in the Canberra community, AHA ACT has been appointed to represent the industry on many different councils and committees, including:
- Work, Health and Safety Council
- Food Regulation Reference Group
- Liquor Advisory Board
- Hospitality Industry Reference Committee
- Commercial Tenancies Administration Committee
- Canberra Tourism Leaders Forum
- Kindred Member of Canberra Business Chamber
The AHA ACT provides advice and support to members interacting with ACT Police, Liquor Licencing (Access Canberra) and other Government agencies. This includes liquor licensing and policing issues.
We understand how important it is to deliver exclusive financial benefits in addition to our core industrial relations, advocacy and industry representation functions.
The AHA ACT provides a number of member-only financial benefits. We are constantly exploring new opportunities.
Every year, the AHA ACT runs a series of leading and popular industry events. These events include:
- The AHA ACT Hospitality & Tourism Awards
- Christmas Cocktail Function
- Quarterly Networking and Sponsor events