Wondering where the lions are? The great hospitality missing persons case
Between 2019 and 2021, Australia's population growth halved; foreign
students abandoned by governments, they in turn abandoned Australia.
The loss of 200,000 people in their 20s has been most keenly felt in
hospitality and retail, and whilst governments focus on skilled immigration,
this cohort will largely remain lost.
Not only did young people move away from Australia, the ones that stayed
moved away from CBDs, as Millenials moved into parenthood that accompanies
Hospitality, according to the R&CA, is 100,000 staff short, and venues
of all kinds will have to turn to innovative ways to solve the staffing dilemma
The Whisky that started a revolution
In 1992, in a quiet Tasmanian household, a first single malt whisky was produced, with no
fanfare, or celebration. It was the first single malt spirit legally produced
in Australia for 154 years. In 1998, after nearly a decade of curiosity and
experimentation, Bill Lark released Lark Distillery's Single Malt Whisky
commercially. 30 years later, The Still, on Argyle St, a finalist in
2022's Best Bar awards, guides dram drinkers through tastings, whisky
appreciation evenings, and tours, and an extensive Tasmanian whisky collection
in a contemporary and stunningly beautiful venue, celebrating what began as an
idea so long ago.
A new type of sushi train
Beginning as a dedicated
cheese truck, Splatters Cheese Bar, where you can "cheese your own
adventure" has Australia's only