R&CA delivers tangible outcomes to small businesses by influencing the policy decisions and regulations that impact the operating environment.
R&CA engage with government on a range of issues that affect your business including tax and superannuation, workplace relations, immigration, liquor licensing, education and training, food safety, and liquor licensing.
“We have been in this industry for more than 30 years and have seen plenty of changes and developments. I have seen the Association evolve into a dynamic organisation during this period. What has always been a constant is that they are our collective voice and representative body for our industry. To have a voice to government you need to be a part of your Association”.
Pelligrinis Espresso Bar
Vale Sisto Malaspina 9.11.18
R&CA expresses its deepest condolences at the passing of Sisto Malaspina, the beloved co-owner of Pellegrini’s Expresso Bar. Sisto made a significant contribution to the industry and was a strong part of the fabric of Melbourne’s café scene. Pellegrini’s has been a member of the association for over 25 years and Sisto’s loss will be felt by many.
Dealing with government on issues that affect your business is difficult on your own. That’s why R&CA acts on behalf of 35,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses around Australia.
View R&CA’s Your Industry Advocate document, which provides a summary of the key policies the association has advocated to government over the past 12-24 months, its successes, and areas of future focus.
VET Student Loans | here
Black Economy Taskforce | here
2017-18 Federal Budget Submission | here
2016 Election Priorities Document | here
Immigration – Subclass 457 Integrity Review | here
Immigration – Review of Skilled Migration | here
Re:think – Response to Tax Discussion Paper | here