IT’S A FIGHT THAT AUSTRALIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE. HELP US FIGHT FOR OUR INDUSTRY AND HELP OUR PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES TO RECOVER AND EMERGE STRONGER THAN BEFORE.
WHO ARE WE?
We’re a team of people from across the hospitality industry who have come together to work on this national campaign – Keep Our Venues Alive – which was first launched by the Night Time Industry Association and is gaining wider industry support every day.
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO?
KOVA seeks to:
(a) mitigate the human impact on the hospitality sector (including venues and their supply chains) across:
– all employees whether full, part-time or casual, whether resident or foreign; and
– self employed business owners
(b) help businesses in the sector trade to the best of their ability for so long as physical distancing measures prevail; and
(c) otherwise protect the sector so that it can ramp up quickly after the crisis and as part of Australia’s economic recovery
HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?
To achieve these aims, KOVA:
(a) works with government to advocate for the sector and better inform policy decisions;
(b) provides industry-specific analysis and commentary on any crisis related Government support packages, measures, rules or restrictions that may help or hinder businesses, consolidating information into one accessible point of distribution; and
(c) harnesses the power of our collaborative industry into a force for good, cultivating new relationships between stakeholders and facilitating opportunities for innovation and creative approaches that will improve sector output and resilience in the medium to long term.
WHO ARE WE WORKING WITH AND FOR?
While KOVA is open to sector wide participation the NTIA recognises that many of KOVA’s actively engaged stakeholders are either (i) small to medium hospitality businesses, or (ii) large operating groups whose primary focus is food and beverage, and (iii) suppliers to these businesses.
Utilising the KOVA campaign to do so, the NTIA will continue to liaise with industry members including small business owners, employees and the supply chain to seek commentary and feedback on any Government initiatives as well as the overall sentiment of the broader sector.