The regulatory landscape plays an important role in what festivals, events, restaurants, clubs, bars, and venues can offer to its customers and cultural misconceptions, personal prejudice, and unconscious bias can influence decisions made by regulators within our communities creating an exclusive culture. Communications and trust between businesses and regulators is are key to overcoming some of the barriers our businesses face. Removing these barriers will allow for a more collaborative and healthier landscape for all.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?
- Implicit biases and prejudices impact decisions made by licensing, planning, security, and police on what businesses can do.
- Cultural bias against music cultures which prevent certain events and festivals being permitted.
- Breakdown in communication and trust between communities, regulators, and key decision-makers.