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  • Punters lose $500 a month on each Asian-themed pokie

    Clubs have been cashing in on new Asian-themed pokie machines and they are proving to be the most profitable in Queensland.

    $4.4 million was taken from gamblers by 875 different machines over 475 locations across Queensland in May 2012 from Choy Sun Doa Jackpot Carnival-V.

    The Sunday Mail detailed these takings in leaked documents based on 1 cent pokie machines in Queensland.

  • Everyone should be aware of food allergies

    Katrina Hodginson, NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Small Business, launched the National Food Allergy Awareness Week in Sydney.

    The awareness week is aimed to draw attention to the increasing allergy problems which affect many Australian families.

  • Casino Investigation over $5 gambling vouchers

    A promotion run by the Star Casino is being investigated by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority to determine if it complies with the laws that govern the casino.

    For the promotion, the Casino had models handing out $5 vouchers on the streets for free bets, as well as other offers which are seen to be aimed at ‘L-plate’ gamblers.

  • Hygiene breaches carry a $22K fine for Bendigo Cafe

    A cafe in Bendigo has been found guilty of 20 Food Act Breaches, resulting in a massive $22,000 fine. The director of The Bridge Bar, at Bendigo, Robert Southcombe appeared in court to answer Food Act breach claims. Some of the breaches that the prosecuting health inspector, Louisa Dicker, noted on her visit on 25th July last year included:

    • Ants were found in the Kitchen

  • Queensland childcare centre staff to meet new allergy rulings

    Queensland childcare facilities will need to meet the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care by January 1. Queensland facilities are now being assessed and there are heavy penalties for non-complying centres.

    10% of kids are believed to suffer food allergies, which has prompted the Federal Government to draft a national framework of guidelines.

  • Salmonella cases linked to Bandicoots

    Health investigators believe that bandicoots pooing in the sandpits may be the cause of a mystery salmonella outbreak in Sydney.

  • Food Recalls - July 2012

    Olive Branch Smoked Salmon Dairy Free Dip &/or Spread

    Recalled due to an undeclared Allergen

    Sold in IGA, Harris Farm and other independent supermarkets including green grocers in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA and TAS.

  • Last Roll of the Dice

    An article in the Gold Coast Bulletin Saturday 2nd June 2012, tells of the depths of Gambling Addiction.

  • Slick Invention - No wasted sauce!

    A bottle coating so slick that every last bit of tomato sauce slides out quickly and easily??? Sounds great doesn't it? The research institute that invented the fax machine and GPS has found a solution to getting the last clingy globs of tomato sauce out of a bottle.

  • Violence will not be tolerated warns police

    Violence perpetrators have been warned that they will face imprisonment by Local Area Command Sergeant Cliff Scarlett.

    A number of violent incidences, fuelled by alcohol, where no responsibility was taken by the offenders have occured recently.