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  • Suspended liquor licence for Kings Cross venue

    Deja vu, a Kings Cross venue, has had its liquor licence suspended and been ordered to pay over $23,000 in fines following serious breaches of the liquor laws.

    OLGR prosecuted the licensee of the venue, John Barakat, for five breaches of the State's responsible service of alcohol laws and special conditions that were designed to reduce intoxication, violence and anti-social behaviour.

  • Product Recalls - End of June

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


  • Hospitality here I come!

    Lucas Bilauca is a man who has a determination to work that is unmatched. Though, like some 230 000 other Australians, Mr Bilauca has autism, he does not feel that that should influence his dreams or aspirations for a career in the hospitality industry.

  • 17 Forbes food premises receive top scores

    17 food premises in Forbes have been recognised for their excellent hygiene and food safety standards in an initiative between the Forbes Shire Council and the NSW Food Authority.

    The businesses were awarded five stars through the Scores on Doors programme, which aims to reward those operators of food premises who have shown extremely high levels of hygiene and food safety.

  • Fined Sydney kitchen cleans up act

    A number of Sydney food hot spots could leave a bug in your tummy as well as a bad taste in your mouth.

    According to an analysis of government data, the suburbs of Parramatta, Bankstown and Holroyd have the highest number of food fines per resident.

  • Product Recalls - June

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


    • Woolworths Ltd - Select BBQ Chicken Kebabs
    • Baby Macro Tomato Chicken with Pasta puree
    • Vegan Perfection - The Redwood Company, Wot No Dairy? Raspberry Dessert


  • Gold Coast nightclub loses licence

    Surfers Paradise nightclub Shuffle has had its liquor licence cancelled by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. In addition, the licensee and the licensee's sole director were disqualified from holding a licence or permit for a period of five years.

  • Deli Meats in Adelaide fail to meet Food Safety Standards

    A study says that deli meats being sold at Adelaide supermarkets are not meeting food safety standards. Unhygienic food handling may be to blame.

    University of Adelaide researchers found that a staggering 134 of the 174 ready to eat deli meats that were purchased from various supermarket delis across Adelaide had bacterial levels that exceeded food safety guidelines.

  • Tackling Gambling's Ills

    According to a leading social researcher, problem gambling needs to be tackled in a similar way to the way the "scourge of polio" was a century ago.

    Professor Alan Hayes, head of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, said that it is not good enough for society to deal with the addiction by simply encouraging people to "gamble responsibly."

  • Problem Gamblers - Don't Miss this Campaign

    As part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week from 26 May - 1 June, problem gamblers will not be able to miss the new campaign aimed at making them rethink their next bet.