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Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2021

15 October 2021 Australians washing and sanitising their hands 15% less than this time last year Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2021 The Food Safety Information Council today released Omnipoll national research for Global Handwashing Day showing there has been a 15% decrease in the number of times in Australians washed or sanitised their hands a day, on average, since the same time last year. Food Safety Information Council Communication Director, Lydia Buchtmann, said that handwashing ...

Stop the Grog

17 September 2021 Attributed to www.drinkstrade.com.au WA government moves to end sly grogging September 16, 2021 By Ioni Doherty From this weekend, Western Australian police will have the discretion to seize and dispose of illegal alcohol following new regulations introduced by the McGowan government to address sly grogging. Sly grogging is the practice of selling liquor without a licence or carrying liquor for the purpose of sale. Western Australia’s Racing and Gaming Minister, Reece Whitby said, “Sly grogging is ...

FOODWISE Spring Edition - 57

2 September 2021 Out now _ Attributed to NSW Food Authority Welcome to edition #57 of Foodwise! Food production and supply chains have shown great resilience in the face of the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 over the past 18months. Throughout, food produced, manufactured and sold in NSW remains amongst the safest to eat in the world. Food businesses have discovered innovative ways of operating and have expanded their capabilities. We are proud to continue to support our ...

Changes - Environment Protection - Victoria

30 August 2021 Attributed to VCGLR Newsletter On 1 July 2021, changes were made to the way noise emissions are regulated under the Environment Protection Act 1970 and subordinate legislation. These changes included the removal of the State Environment Protection Policy (Control of Music Noise from Public Premises) No. N-2 (SEPP N-2). As a result of these changes, if you hold a liquor licence that has a condition referring to SEPP N-2, you will shortly receive ...

Raising disability awareness in venues

8 August 2021 Attributed to QLD Liquor and Gaming.    Everyone has a responsibility to create a safe and inclusive community. As licensees and regulators, the focus has always been on ensuring alcohol is served in a safe and responsible manner. This is critical to how the industry operates and safety is always paramount. But have you also taken the time to consider if your actions may discriminate against people with a disability, by presuming they are ...

Only in Australia - Slab for a Jab

6 August 2021 Attributed to Drinks Trade Online Magazine By Ioni Doherty 3rd of August  As Sydney barrels into its seventh week of lockdown, and with vaccination rates below target, Hawke’s Brewing Co has put aside 250 cartons as an incentive to Sydneysiders to ‘get the jab’. The initiative comes after NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, called for August to “be the month we break records and vaccinations”. On Tuesday, Ms Berejikilian said that she wants 6 million ...

Freeze on late-night liquor licences extended

29 July 2021 Freeze on late night liquor licences extend The Victorian Government is extending an existing freeze on the grant of late-night liquor licences in metropolitan Melbourne, Port Phillip, Yarra, and Stonnington. An approved late-night liquor licence allows venues to trade after 1am. This freeze is aimed at controlling the density of liquor licences and the related anti-social behaviour in major entertainment precincts. This means that venues with existing late-night licences can continue to trade, ...

Salmonella dominates outbreaks in Australia

28 July 2021 Salmonella dominates outbreaks in Australia By Joe Whitworth on July 27, 2021 - Food Safety News More than 450 foodborne outbreaks were reported over a three-year period in Australia, according to a new study. The 452 confirmed and suspected foodborne outbreaks affected 7,361 people, caused 705 hospitalizations and 18 deaths from 2013 to 2015. Salmonella was the main agent identified and restaurants were the most frequently-reported food preparation setting. There were 213 outbreaks attributed ...

HACCP director Martin Stone identifies the five top food safety issues facing Australia's food manufacturers.

28 July 2021 Food Safety Issues 1. Foodborne illness Incidences are increasing in Australia at exponential rates due to better reporting systems, greater awareness and reporting of incidences, and changing dietary habits including the move towards more complex, processed foods and eating out. Food is also travelling further for longer periods of time. Increased handling of food in a longer distribution chain means more opportunity for food safety to be challenged. 2. Importing food This can be a risky ...

Trends Show Australians Drinking Responsibly

27 July 2021 Updated data today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has confirmed Australians retain a mature and responsible relationship with their use of alcohol. Risky drinking rates are falling, consumption levels are declining, wine is increasingly popular as tastes changes, and underage and young Australians are overwhelmingly avoiding drinking at all. On a per-capita basis the consumption of alcohol is at a 50-year low (1968: 10.8 litres pure alcohol per ...

Same Day Alcohol Delivery - NSW

6 July 2021 Same day alcohol delivery regulations tightened Issued by Minister Victor Dominello Strong new liquor laws will be phased in from today to help protect against alcohol-related harm surrounding online alcohol sales to minors and people who are intoxicated. Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said these latest NSW Government reforms target the potential risks and harm from alcohol deliveries while continuing to support a safe 24-hour economy. “Demand for online ...

Queensland - Avoid the fine, pay on time

21 June 2021 Avoid the fine, pay on time - Queensland Liquor and Gaming Annual liquor licence fees due 31 July Annual liquor licence fee notices for 2021 will be mailed to licensees in late June and are due for payment by 31 July 2021. It’s vital you pay your annual fee by the due date to avoid your licence being automatically suspended, as you will be then unable to sell liquor. If your fee remains ...

Artisan liquor licence benefiting small business

4 June 2021 As of 20 May 2021, OLGR had received 75 applications for the new artisan producer licence. This artisan producer licence means Queensland’s estimated 90 independent craft breweries and 34 independent artisan distilleries can: have unlimited sales of a licensee’s own product, within production limits, for on-site consumption sell their own products for takeaway and online sell limited takeaways and on-site samples of their liquor at promotional events apply to sell their liquor for on-site consumption ...

Reminder of what is an Approved Manager WA - DLGSC

4 June 2021 Approved manager and training requirements at licensed premises Guidance for licensees on how to comply with: The requirement to have an approved manager. The mandatory training requirements for approved managers and other persons engaged in the sale, supply or service of liquor. Approved Managers Well managed premises and the responsible service of alcohol are seen as important tools in providing consumers with safer, more responsible venues that are committed to implementing harm-minimisation strategies. In this context, ...

Help prevent drink spiking

27 May 2021 The incidence of drink spiking has increased in our community. A 'spiked drink' means that alcohol or drugs have been added to someone's drink without their knowledge or consent. Any drink can be spiked, including juice, soft drink, water and alcohol. If a person has their drink spiked, they can be vulnerable to sexual assault, robbery and other harmful actions. As venue operators and licence holders, we want you to help educate ...

Under-18 patrons on licensed premises

27 May 2021 Responsible Service of Alcohol to Minors Minors on licensed premises Anyone under the age of 18 years is considered a minor. The legal drinking age in Victoria is 18 years. It's illegal for any person to supply alcohol to a minor on licensed premises. It's also illegal for a minor to be on licensed premises to purchase, receive or consume alcohol. Minors and licensed premises Minors are not permitted to drink alcohol on licensed premises ...

COVID-19 measures see decrease in gastro diseases in parts of Australia

17 May 2021 COVID-19 measures see decrease in gastro diseases in parts of Australia By Joe Whitworth March, 2021 An Australian state has recorded a decline in gastrointestinal diseases during the period measures were in place to control the coronavirus pandemic.  The study covered communicable disease surveillance in Central Queensland for six months after the introduction of physical distancing and wider lockdown measures in Queensland. Data from April to September 2020 was compared with the average for ...

Victorian schools, community and charitable organisations

29 April 2021 Is your declared status about to expire? A news article was sent our today by teh Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Do have a read if you or your group fit the description. If your organisation is conducting minor gaming activities such as bingo, raffles (of any value), or lucky envelopes to raise funds, make sure you check the status of your declaration to avoid conducting these activities illegally. Only organisations who ...

It is Time to Seek a Different Approach to International Education

29 April 2021 International students have been an important part of Australia for decades and will continue to be so.  They are part of our community, they build important people-to-people links, they boost our economy, and many go on to become outstanding Australian citizens. Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon. Alan Tudge said that our decision to close our borders has been critical in keeping Australians safe from COVID-19, but that this has ...

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Parliamant House - ABC News

9 April 2021 Prominent female Liberal backbenchers calling for politicians to be drug & alcohol tested as part of wider workplace cultural reforms at Parliament House. During their appearance on the ABC's Insiders program, Katie Allen and Sarah Henderson referenced the Safe at Work Report when talking about how to create a safer environment for women at Parliament House. During the interview, Senator Henderson said she had heard talk of drug use within political circles.  "MPs and senators are not that special; ...

Ensure your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate is from an accredited RTO

26 March 2021 VCGLR approved training organisations provide students with a VCGLR branded certificate upon completion of their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course, allowing them to work in licensed venues in Victoria. Any other certificates are not accepted by inspectors. RSA training is mandatory for certain types of liquor licences but as best practice, all staff should be RSA trained. Only three RTOs are currently approved by the VCGLR to deliver online RSA: Access All Areas ...

Working as one - Queensland's liquor accords

26 March 2021 Since the early ‘90s, liquor accords have played an important role in bringing together licensees, regulatory bodies and community groups. Starting in Surfers Paradise, there are now over 70 accords throughout the State including the Northern Peninsula. Accords are voluntary agreements between members who cooperate to develop safe and well-managed environments in and around licensed premises in their area. Membership mainly comprises liquor licensees with local and State Government representatives (including ...

New liquor and gaming signage

10 November 2020 Changes will be made to liquor and gaming signage to increase flexibility, reduce costs and wait times for licensees, and better assist to minimise harm. The changes will take effect from 18 January 2021. New engaging signage designs The new liquor signage meets Australian Standards in relation to colour and pictograms, are visually appealing, and easy to understand. New gaming signage has been developed using research and independently tested for effectiveness in ...

FREE COVID-19 COURSE

8 April 2020 Access All Areas Training is providing a FREE online training course for Food Business and staff. The course provides awareness and what you can do to navigate the Coronavirus crisis.  The course provides government sourced information providing useful tips and solid advice, it is our way of helping our customers survive this crisis we are all facing. Sign up now and start your FREE course !  

RSA NSW Competency ID Card fee increase $1

17 March 2020 As of March 2020, Liquor and Gaming NSW have increased the competency ID card fee, The fee is now $86 and is included in the AAAT course fee: Full RSA NSW  unit - $136 Includes: interim certificate RSA Statement of Attainment Competency ID Card  

NSW Government announces major liquor law reforms

20 January 2020 NSW Government announces major liquor law reforms On 28 November 2019 the NSW Government announced it will implement certain key recommendations from the Joint Select Committee’s report on Sydney’s night time economy, including a range of reforms to NSW’s liquor laws. The liquor law reforms will be implemented in stages to allow time for consultation where necessary. Initial liquor law reforms are planned to come into effect on 14 January 2020 and include ...

The NSW Digital Driver Licence

18 December 2019   The NSW Digital Driver Licence has gone live across NSW. It might be presented to you as proof of age and identity at licenced venues and events. NSW Police accept the Digital Driver Licence. Security licence holders who tested the Digital Driver Licence found it easy to check. Here’s why: Easily identify under 18s Under-age customers will have an ‘Under 18’ indicator next to their date of birth. This feature was added in ...

L&GNSW Online Bridging course

23 September 2019 Liquor & Gaming NSW is making it faster, easier and cheaper for interstate workers to start working in the NSW liquor industry. Qualified interstate workers only need to complete the new online NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Bridging course to gain a NSW RSA competency. The course takes only 90 minutes to complete and costs $85. It focuses on the NSW liquor laws, industry best practice and guidance on how to ...

Making changes to interim NSW RSA certificates is now easier

27 November 2018 Changes to an interim NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate that holders may require are now being processed by Service NSW. For example, if a name or date of birth correction is needed, people can now visit a Service NSW centre to have their interim certificate amended. The amendment and proof of identity check will be completed in one transaction and the interim certificate amendment form (CC0300) will no longer be ...

RSA Training for Crowd Controllers

30 July 2018 From 1 July 2018 all licensed crowd controllers working on licensed premises will be required to have Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training. The RSA course can be completed online and a list of registered training organisations is available online. For further information, please view the Director’s Policy on Mandatory Training. The current RSA course code is SITHFAB002, however if you have competed an RSA course previously, Page three of the ...

Approved Forms of ID Western Australia

28 February 2018 On 20 January 2018 an amendment to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 will come into effect. The amendment will add a new type of proof of age document to regulation 18A – the hard copy ‘Keypass’ identity card that is issued by Australia Post. Further information on the Keypass card is available at: https://auspost.com.au/id-and-document-services/apply-for-a-keypass-id-card?fm=search-organic