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Media Releases

New Energy Deal Set to Revolutionise Accommodation Sector
Download the media release here Accommodation hotels, pubs and bars in Canberra are set to reap the benefits of a landmark new low-price energy deal being finalised by the Australian Hotels Association. The AHA is set to sign a major new aggregated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which will revolutionise the…
ACT Hospitality Industry Slams ACT Government's New “Rubbish Tax”
Download the media release here Buried in ACT Government’s 2019-20 Budget yesterday was an announcement of a new $18 million rubbish tax on Canberra businesses. From the 2019-2020 financial year, the ACT Government will start taxing businesses on the disposal of their waste. This new rubbish tax is equivalent to…


Canberra 'influencers' to help city's tourism recovery
Australian Hotels Association ACT branch general manager Anthony Brierley said all Canberrans could play a role in spreading positive messages about the city.
Mr Brierley said while hotels were reporting fewer cancellations than they had at the start of the month, the industry continued to suffer from the external perception that Canberra was constantly blanketed in hazardous smoke and under threat from bushfire.
He said the government should wind back the "state of alert" status for Canberra, but keep it in place for the territory's rural fringes.
Canberra hotels hit by cancellations
Mr Brierley said that while the industry understood people's concerns, the headline smoke events were behind the city and the city was safe to visit. Canberra's Air Quality Index


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