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  • Gold Coast Gamblers are 'Biggest Losers'

    Gambling losses on the Gold Coast is steadily increasing, with new figures showing that Gold Coasters are losing up to $750,000 a day on poker machines.

    Emma Malone, a Gambling Help services educator for the Queensland Government, said that there is a ‘hidden epidemic’ of gambling on the Coast and that a second casino would  be dangerous.

  • Listeria Found at Brisbane Airport Catering Company

    Dangerous bacteria was found on the kitchen equipment of an international catering company at Brisbane Airport, forcing it to close. The catering company provides thousand of in-flight meals.

    Alpha Catering’s kitchen was immediately closed by Queensland Health & Brisbane City Council after Listeria was found in their kitchen.

  • Excessive Noise violation attracts fine for North Brisbane Hotel

    A North Brisbane Hotel has been successfully prosecuted by The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) as they exceeded noise limits during a Good Charlotte concert in November last year.

    The noise beach occurred on 12th November 2011 when OLGR investigators measured consistently higher levels of music than what is directed on the licence document.

  • QLD OLGR Increase penalty unit to $110

    Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) have increased the value of a penalty unit, effective from 21st August 2012.

    The penalty unit has increased 10%, from $100 to $110 per unit.

  • Vaccine Close for Food Poisoning Bug

    A vaccine that protects people from the bacteria that poisons people through contaminated chicken is being researched and developed on the Gold Coast by Griffith University's Institute of Glycomics researchers.

    According to the World Health Organisation statistics, if the vaccine in successful, it would help an estimate 10% of the worlds population each year.

  • Queensland Gaming Employees license no longer required.

    The Queensland government has announced that the Gaming Employees License is no longer required for staff to work in the club and hotel gaming areas. Staff who work in gaming areas and carry out gaming duties are still required to undertake a Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) approved Responsible Service of Gambling Training Course.

  • Foster Clark’s dairy desserts recalled

    Foster Clark's dairy desserts (Cerebos (Australia) Ltd) have been recalled due to the possibility of small pieces of plastic in their product. This particullary hazardous to young children due to the choking hazard.

    The recalled products are:

  • Australians shun ‘dirty and menial work’ – tourism operators look to Asia

    A "Hansonite view of the world" is holding us back from allowing larger numbers of working holiday-makers from countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive John Lee said yesterday.

  • Eggs to blame for food poisoning?

    Salmonella poisoning at the Burleigh Bears Leagues Club is being investigated after one person was hospitalised after eating a ceasar salad at the club around three weeks ago.

    Another two patrons suffered a bad bout of food poisoning as a result. The salmonella infection is believed to have come from the eggs in the salad.

  • Enough is Enough - Doctors are Fed up with booze fuelled violence

    Doctors are backing a heavier alcohol tax, earlier closing hours, a raise for the minimum drinking age, watered down alcopops and shaming drunk dads saying that ‘enough is enough’ of Australia’s ‘incredibly dumb drinking culture’.