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  • Gamble Control

    Anti-pokie campaigner Andrew Wilkie wants gamblers to be included in a system which allows them to pre-set the amount they want to gamble.  The Federal Government has told states and territories to legislate pre-commitment limits on poker machines by May.  It wants the system, which could include cards with gamblers' fingerprints, to be fully operational by 2014.

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  • Tonga makes light about food poisoning bout

    It usually takes a fair bit to bring down giant Gold Coast Titan centre Esi Tonga.

    But the emerging star recently met his match in the form of an undercooked chook.

    Tonga is set to be sent on a Master Chef course by the club after spending a week in hospital with salmonella poisoning.

    The big fella has been copping it from team mates over the embarrassing incident.

  • Pregnant women need to remember food safety to avoid risks

    Listeria is a bacterial infection transmitted from eating contaminated foods. With Australian food standards, Listeria infections are extremely rare.

  • Food safety myths making us ill

    A 1/4 of the Australian population is struck down with food poisoning every year and the nation's food safety  body says we often have ourselves to blame.

    Just as salmonella proliferated widely, so did food handling "myths" says the Food Safety Information Council.

    "A popular misconception that it's safe to defrost food on the bench...can lead to people becoming very ill,"

  • Older friends a danger to school leavers - RSA and Minors

    Young parents or older friends of school leavers are more likely to buy teenagers alcohol, despite an $8,000 fine, our survey shows.

    Almost 50% of 18-34 year olds who responded to The Sunday Mail - Nine News State of Families survey said it was ok to supply underage teens with alcohol.

    That compared to 79% of people overall who believed it was a no-no..........

  • Spewlies dodge new law

    Lucky schoolies - the new Queensland Liquor and Gaming Commission will not be operational until the last days of November.

    As predicted in the Gold Coast Bulletin, liquor legislation has hit Parliament and reforms will include 12-month bans for drunken pests and restricted trading hours for new bottle shops..........

  • Pokies against the odds

    The Bligh Government is not giving much away on more pokies for Jupiters but there is a small of compromise - despite a looming Canberra crackdown......

    Poker machines despite declining turnover in some states, are blamed for two-thirds of the $18 billion lost on gambling in Australia each year.

  • Bacteria risk in cheese - Food Safety Recall

    A South Australian dairy company has recalled cheese which may be contaminated with deadly bacteria.

    Farm Parks Creek has voluntarily recalled its product Paris Creek Cheese, Tilsit 200g with a best before date of January 5   due to the possible presence of listeria.

    The cheese was sold at Woolworths stores in Queensland and NSW and Coles in Victoria.

  • RSG Training 100% ONLINE

    100% Online Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG) has been successfully launched and participants are loving the ease of enrolment and being able to complete when and where they want to i.e. at work, home or internet cafe.  The course is flexible where you can log on and off and as soon as you complete the course you print off your two certificates

  • Today Tonight Major Health Investigations - Hygiene Disasters in Restaurants

    A major health investigation exposes restaurants serving up things that are not on the menu.  Of the 6,000 restaurants in the Brisbane City Council, 4,000 have been inspected and of those 1,000 were found to be in breach. Brisbane City Council has introduced an 'Eat Safe' star rating system for food businesses and NSW, Victoria and South Australia are looking at similar systems.