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.
European Union geographical indications | here
Victorian Government’s Retail Lease Amendment Bill 2019 | here
Tasmania Retail Lease Discussion Paper | here
Enhanced regulatory measures for same day alcohol delivery | here
Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: strengthening penalties for non-compliance | here
Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 | here
Review of the Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List | here
Joint Standing Committee on Migration | here
Pyrmont Planning Review | here
QLD Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy | here
Short-term rental accommodation regulatory framework | here
Christmas Eve Part-Day Public Holiday Consultation | here
SA Skills in demand | here
National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces | here
WA Wage Theft | here
Beyond Tourism 2020 Strategy | here
2019 NSW Election Priorities | here
RCI Annual Minimum Wage Submission | here
VET Student Loans | here
Black Economy Taskforce | here
Managing Australia’s Migrant Intake | here
Development of next long-term tourism strategy | here
Gift Card Expiry | here
Future-proofing SA apprenticeship and traineeship system | here
Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists | here
Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa system | here
Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools | here
R&CA Submission to the Australian Treasury | here
Future of Work and Workers | here
Remake of the Liquor Regulation | here
Inquiry into the music and arts economy in NSW | here
National Reduction in Foodborne Illnesses Strategy | here
QLD Wage Theft | here
Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay | here
Town of Victoria Park – Mobile Food Vendor Policy | here
Bringing the indoor out – the future of outdoor dining fees in NSW | here