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Archive for May 2021

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 ...