Tackling workplace violence

It can happen anywhere This checklist aims to help employers develop their own violence prevention policies and procedures, and help employees better understand the strategies and initiatives they can use to protect themselves. Research suggests that an effective violence prevention policy is multi-faceted and incorporates a range of strategies after considering individual, organisational and situational … Read more Tackling workplace violence

Signage that licensed venues must display by law

OLGR would like to remind Licensees that under the Liquor Act 1992, they must display the following mandatory signs on a conspicuous part of the premises: Liquor licence/permit details Also read Liquor guideline 14: Particulars to be displayed on licensed premises. View RAMP sign This sign advises patrons of their right to see the venue’s risk-assessed management … Read more Signage that licensed venues must display by law

Banning orders won’t solve alcohol-fuelled violence – but they can be part of the solution

The majority of initiatives introduced to tackle alcohol-related violence in Australia involve limiting alcohol service through licensing, responsible service laws, last-drinks laws, and lockouts. The option to ban people from drinking in specific premises has always rested with operators and different states’ liquor licensing laws. Several states currently use police banning orders, which focus on … Read more Banning orders won’t solve alcohol-fuelled violence – but they can be part of the solution

New Penalty point rate as of 1st July 2018

The Unit penalty rate for offences under Queensland Law has increased to $130.55, due to the CPI increase applied at 30.06.2018. Remember that the fines for offences calculated under the new rate apply if you are taken to court. In most cases, such as  where the offence was the result of an oversight on the … Read more New Penalty point rate as of 1st July 2018

New rules pertaining to sale of liquor in Car Parks

OLGR advises, that as a result of recent changes to the Liquor Act 1992, from 1 September 2016, any approval you had to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed in a car park is no longer valid. This approval may have been provided by the Commissioner in relation to an area forming part … Read more New rules pertaining to sale of liquor in Car Parks

Safe Night Precinct Operational Grant Funding Opens mid July 2016

The next round of safe night precinct operational grant funding will open mid July 2016. This is one of the four operational funding rounds available each financial year. For three of the rounds, operational grants of up to $50,000 are available and for one round boards can apply for up to $100,000. The grants can … Read more Safe Night Precinct Operational Grant Funding Opens mid July 2016

Ban on rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight

A statutory ban prohibits the sale or supply of rapid intoxication drinks between 12am midnight and 5am for venues authorised to trade past midnight. Under the Liquor Act, a rapid intoxication drink is one that is designed to be consumed rapidly or contains a high percentage of alcohol, and is prescribed by regulation. The drinks … Read more Ban on rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight

Good news for Craft Brewers

The Tackling Alcohol-fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill will allow for the sale and sampling of craft beer at promotional events. On a date yet to be determined, small craft beer producers that hold a producer/wholesaler liquor licence in Qld (or equivalent liquor licence in another State) will be allowed to sell craft beer at promotional … Read more Good news for Craft Brewers

Future changes to liquor legislation

Safe Night Precinct Boards have until 1st February 2017 to be officially prescribed as a “3am safe night precinct”.  If a safe night precinct has NOT been prescribed as a 3am safe night precinct by 1st Feb 2017, then all licensees within the precinct will have their trading hours automatically reduced to 2am. Safe night … Read more Future changes to liquor legislation

Changes to liquor legislation that will commence on 1st July

Changes to trading hours Safe Night Precincts From 1st July 2016, late-trading venues will be able to sell alcohol until 3am.  Venues in the safe night precinct can also remain open beyond 3am to serve food and non-alcoholic beverages, and to provide entertainment.  The 30min ‘grace period’ after last drinks are called will still apply. … Read more Changes to liquor legislation that will commence on 1st July