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  • 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


  • Schoolies is Approaching - Updated 'No Minor Offence' campaign & staying safe at festivities

    As Schoolies and end-of-year celebrations approach, parents and guardians are reminded that the irresponsible supply of alcohol to anyone under 18 is an offence and carries a fine of up to $9,108.

  • Changes to risk-assessed management plans (RAMPs)

    The Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was passed on 26 August 2014 by the Queensland Government.  There have been quite a few amendments to the Liquor Act 1992, and this includes changes to the requirements for risk-assessed management plans (RAMPs).

  • Food Safety Week November 9th - 16th 2014

  • Summer Tips for Safe BBQ's

  • Product Recalls - October

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


    • Pastaalgar Fullkorn and Pastaalgar  -  Elk-shaped pasta products in wholemeal and white varieties, 500g plastic packaging. All best before dates.