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  • 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’.

  • Results to be displayed for Cairns food businesses

    Despite the fact that a food business was shut down and two received penalties last year over food hygiene  issues, they are protected from being publicly named and shamed by the current laws.

  • School Lunches get an overhaul

    Simple days of writing your lunch on a brown paper bag with the loose change floating around in it are gone... extravagant lunches, fancy breakfasts and special snacks are what most Gold Coast tuckshops are serving these days.

  • Watch your drinks!

    The number of Gold Coast women need medical assistance in pubs and clubs is growing, sparking fears from Gold Coast Health Officials that drink spiking is rising.

    There has been at least one female a week required assistance from the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence, according to director Di Macleod. 

  • Kings Cross runs amuck

    Despite a clean up in the security industry there are still people working in the industry who are facing court dates.

    Even with responsible service of alcohol at licensed venues there are still serious breaches within the industry's code.

  • Bangkok sells Queensland Fake ID Cards

    Queenslanders travelling to Thailand are returning to Australia as a whole new person!

    Fake ID’s from ranging from drivers licenses to Brisbane universities are plainly being sold by street vendors on Bangkok’s backpackers strip. On one street alone there are at least six vendors selling these high-quality fakes.

  • 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.