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Lack to casuals forcing late-night venues to close before midnight


Late-night venues in Ballarat will likely continue to close early when restrictions are finally eased.

A lack of casual workers as a result of ongoing lockdowns is causing many venues to shut-up shop well before midnight on weekends.

Ballarat-based Australian Hotel Association President DAVID CANNY says density requirements… and a lack of staff to fill night shifts make it unviable for some venues to open late.

"The displacement of casual workers has hurt hospitality and until we get university students back face-to-face that massive pool of casual staff simply isn't there," he said.


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