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  • Suspect water taken for sale

    Water trucks have been taking domestic supplies from springs near where contaminated groundwater was found at Kingaroy, locals claim.

    The residents claim contractors took water from a main spring inside a marked 2km exclusion zone after farmers were ordered to shut down their bores after toxic chemicals benzene and toluene were found.

  • Keeping an Eye on Food Recalls - Food Safety

    Food identified as a risk to public health and safety is recalled. Recalls are normally triggered by consumer complaints, company testing or government testing.

  • Betting is on Cairns

    Cairns would become Australia's answer to Las Vegas under a controversial scheme to transform it into the national centre for poker machines.

    The proposal was aired on 5th July at Brisbane at one of the tourism industry's key annual conventions, Tourism Futures.

  • Online pokies are a political gamble

    A recent article by Peter Cameron of the Gold Coast Bulletin makes us question the sudden push to legalise online poker in Australia, when our annual gambling losses are nudging $20 billion.

    Even though the number of poker  machines in Queensland is capped at 47,000 and $50 and $100 notes cannot be fed into them, regular machine players spend up to $8,000 a year.

  • Food Safety - Frog-burger enough to make you jump

    Next time you tuck into a salad, check to see whether there are any frogs' legs in the mix.  Frogs are notorious for weaseling their way into fresh produce, largely due to their camouflaging ability among the leaves.

    Three were recently brought into the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital.............after unsuspecting consumers found them in lettuce and banana leaves.

  • RSG - Pokie odds exposed - losses disguised as wins - Today Tonight 11 May 2010

    Trained mathematician Professor Kevin Harrigan has broken the code of poker machines that exposes how poker machine manufacturers get players hooked.  The poker machines are designed to make people think they have won money, when in fact they have lost. It is illegal in Australia for machines to mislead or deceive.    To see this video

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  • Food Safety - Bakery Breaches Continue

    Breaches of Food Safety Act - The Maurita Authentic Italian Bakery and Patisserie at Breandan Drive was fined $12,500 last September for beaching the code by using dirty and rusting cooking equipment, storing unsealed food in the coolroom at the wrong temperature and having 'live pests' around the deep fryer.


    The business was also summoned to court twice in 2007 and ordered to pay $

  • RSA - Teens smarten up for fake IDs to buy booze

    Under aged teenagers have been caught dressing up in suits and ties to create "believable" fake IDs to buy alcohol for the start of Schoolies Festival.

    An investigation by liquor licensing officers has uncovered a racket involving more than 160 fake IDs which have been circulating in Brisbane.

  • Bakery Breaches Continue

    The Maurita Authentic Italian Bakery and Patisserie at Breandan Drive was fined $12,500 last September for breaching the code by using dirty and rusting cooking equipment, storing unsealed food in the coolroom at the wrong temperature and having 'live pests' around the deep fryer.

    The business was also summoned to court twice in 2007 and ordered to pay $11,500 in fines for similar breac