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  • Lockouts in Newtown and Enmore "not justified" say Greens

    The Inner Western suburbs of Sydney, Newtown and Enmore, may yet follow the lead of Kings Cross, Darling Harbour and the CBD if lockout laws are to be introduced in the precinct.

  • Woolies denies serving 'rodent' snack : police now on board

    Police involvement has been welcomed by the family of Emilie Petrusic after claims that she bit into a dead mouse in a rice paper roll as they believe that it will prove their innocence.

  • 100 sick from food poisoning at VIC function centre

    After consuming food at the Sandown Park Greyhound Racing Club's function centre over 100 people are reported to have contracted food poisoning.  The attendees suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea following events held last Wednesday and Friday at the venue in Melbourne's south-east.

  • Federal Government Compulsory Unique Student Identifier

    The Federal Government is introducing that as from 1 January 2015 any person enrolling in nationally recognised training must create and receive a Unique Student Identifier. The participant will use this USI for any ongoing training.

    To learn more about this Federal Government (Skills Australia) initiative watch the below YouTube Video.

  • Keeping Staff Save during the Festive Season

    During the festive season patron numbers may increase substantially. During this period you need to remember that you have obligations to provide a safe environment for patrons and staff within and around your venue. Don’t forget to ensure that your staff have an RSA certificate and mindful that staff are always practising the responsible service of alcohol.

  • Gastro outbreak results in aged care home at Helensvale going into lockdown

    More than a third of the residents of Arcare St James at Helensvale have been struck down with the gastro bug in the past week.

    Karen Carey, Arcare state operations manager, confirmed that staff have been forced to stop working from the St James facility where possible in order to try and stop the outbreak.

  • Kids the big losers as parents gamble

    In the last 12 months there have been disturbing incidences logged of children left unattended in Queensland's casinos, including an 8 year old child who was abandoned by its VIP punter father in a cafe on the premise of him going to get his keycard from the car to pay the bill. Instead, he slipped away to gamble.

  • Jelly shots under Attorney-General's scrutiny

    Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is attempting to prevent the sale of jelly shots outside licensed premises by deeming them to be an "undesirable product" due to their attractiveness to minors. In addition to this, he has also moved to ban the sale of jelly shots in packaging that resembles syringes.

    The changes will come into effect on Friday.

  • Payout of $1 million plus to food poisoning victims of ACT restaurant

    Following up from a previous article, the Copa Brazilian Churrasco Restaurant in the ACT has now been ordered by the courts in a civil action to pay out two children over the mass food poisoning incident in 2013 that has lead to an estimated $1 million in payouts to victims.

  • Product Recalls - November

    The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :


    • Vege Farm Vege Beef Chunk 454g  -  plastic packaging. All best before dates up to and including 31/01/2016