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  • Study confirms Gold Coasters love a punt!

    A study conducted by Roy Morgan has found that the Gold Coast has Australia's highest rate of hometown gamblers. The survey, which quizzed just over 15,000 Australians, also found that the Sydney and Brisbane casinos were the least likely to attract locals.

  • Product Recalls - January

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


    • Woolworths Ltd  -  Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g in glass jar with metal cap. Best Before 04/07/16



  • Federal government criticised for inaction over alcohol policy development

    The federal government has received a Fizzer award from the National Alliance of Action on Alcohol (NAAA) for its inaction in the development and implementation of effective alcohol policy in 2014. The NAAA developed a scorecard in 2013 to measure the policy response of Australian jurisdictions.

  • Closure of Brisbane restaurant due to food poisoning outbreak

    A popular Chinese restaurant in Springwood has been temporarily closed following a food poisoning outbreak over the weekend that saw approximately 110  people fall ill some of whom required hospitalisation, this is expected to rise.


  • Product Recalls - December / January

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


    • Cascade Apple Isle Sparkling Juice 750ml  -  in glass bottles, 'best before' dates of 18 NOV 15 and 19 NOV 15


  • An unwanted gift that just keeps on giving ... food poisoning!

    By serving up safe and healthy food this Christmas you will be sure to stay off the naughty list!

    Katrina Hodgkinson, the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, said that the combination of warmer summer temperatures along with additional supplies of typical Christmas food could be a recipe for disaster.

  • Huge fine for The Hub at Varsity in filth shocker

    The Hub at Varsity Lakes, one of the Gold Coast's most popular dining and drinking hangouts for university students, has been hit with fines totalling more than $29,000 after council inspectors found cockroaches and the kitchen in a filthy condition.

  • Making the most of busy days in your business

    Being busy is a wonderful thing for your business but can often lead to chaos rather than profits!

    With December being such a great month for sales, it is timely to remind ourselves with a quick checklist of how to make the most of it by preparing both the front and back of house to maximise sales, contain costs and avoid dramas.

  • Kings Cross assaults down 40%

    In the past year the latest NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research findings from October 2013 to September 2014 have noted an encouraging 40% drop in alcohol-related assaults in licensed premises. This reduction is considerably higher than the 13.6% average annual fall over the past five years for alcohol-related assaults at licensed premises in the area.

  • Tisk! Tisk! Two adults caught in secondary supply sting

    $1100 penalty notices were issued to two adults recently during an Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) compliance operation that was conducted in Byron Bay during recent Schoolies celebrations.

    A man and a woman were observed by OLGR inspectors providing two 17 year old girls with alcohol that they had purchased from a bottleship in town on their behalf.