Summary of 2020 ASCA AGM

Summary of 2020 ASCA AGM

The 2020 ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held online on Monday 24 May 2021. The meeting was officially opened by Secretary Melissa Caia, who acted as chairperson with Matthew Basso from Show Pony as moderator. Melissa confirmed the minutes of the preceding AGM,...
Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments

Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments

Changes to JobSeeker and Jobkeeper payments will come into effect form 25 and 28 September, respectively. Since March, JobSeeker payments have been effectively doubled to $1,100 a fortnight by a coronavirus supplement. From today, the supplement will fall to $250...
Congratulations to Australia’s best designed cafes!

Congratulations to Australia’s best designed cafes!

The 2020 ​Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, revealing the most exceptionally designed hospitality venues across Australia and New Zealand. The Best Café Design shortlist includes: The Garden Room – Maytree Studios – Brisbane City, Queensland Will...
Businesses doing it tough through COVID-19 reminded of tax options

Businesses doing it tough through COVID-19 reminded of tax options

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reminded businesses doing it tough as a result of COVID-19 that they have a range of options including claiming a deduction for losses.  ATO Assistant Commissioner Andrew Watson said “We know some small business owners are...
Meet the 2020 #ASCATop12 – Devin Loong

Meet the 2020 #ASCATop12 – Devin Loong

When did you begin competing in ASCA championships?The 2012 Victoria regional barista competition was my first competition. I didn’t know any better and took only 3 weeks to prepare. What inspired you to take part?I wanted to improve myself as a barista and a friend...