Minimising cyber risks

Cyber security breaches are a rising threat to the everyday functions of small businesses. Australia’s national Notifiable Data Breaches scheme found over half of the 245 breaches in the three months to June 2019 were deliberately crafted to exploit known vulnerabilities for financial or other gain. Before it is too late, there are easy-to-implement strategies … Read more Minimising cyber risks

Sydney’s lockout laws almost entirely reversed as of 14/01/2020

Venues in the city will be able to increase their trading hours with 1.30am last entry removed for all venues in the Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct. Restrictions on cocktails, shots and drinks in glasses after midnight are also easing:  ‘last drinks’ rules have been extended by 30 minutes to 3.30am for venues in the CBD … Read more Sydney’s lockout laws almost entirely reversed as of 14/01/2020

HD Video Training for RMLV – FAQ’s

Finally,  a cost-effective, compliant and user-friendly way to renew your RMLV HD Video Training is the closest thing to real-life training yet developed Interact one-on-one with your trainer and your fellow participants Complete quizzes and interactive exercises on the fly Nothing to ‘take home and do later’ Nothing to download and install Complete all the … Read more HD Video Training for RMLV – FAQ’s

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

Two-up on Anzac Day

On February 2012, an amendment to the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 commenced as a result of the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming (Two-up) Amendment Act 2012. This amendment allows for two-up to be played legally in a licensed RSL or Services club on Anzac Day, or another day that is significant to the remembrance … Read more Two-up on Anzac Day

New proof of age card – beware!

The Queensland Government has produced a new proof-of-age card to replace the Adult Proof of Age Card. Named the ‘Photo Identification Card’, it will be available to people 15 years and over from 1 April 2019. Beware of accepting these at your venue as staff can no longer assume that the holder is over 18, … Read more New proof of age card – beware!

How does your alcohol marketing stack up?

The ABAC responsible alcohol marketing code exists to ensure that alcohol advertising does not conflict with, or detract from, responsible and moderated merchandising and use of alcohol. It also works to discourage underage drinking. Under the code, advertisements for alcohol beverages must: present a mature, balanced and responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol beverages not have … Read more How does your alcohol marketing stack up?

Easter Trading

The Law states that on Good Friday (April 19), you can sell or supply alcohol from 10am to midnight only in conjunction with a meal (in a part of the premises ordinarily set aside for dining if the meal is prepared, served and intended to be eaten on the premises) and patrons can purchase alcohol … Read more Easter Trading

Two more Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs identified

Recently two more organisations Mongrel Mob and Satudarah have been declared as ‘identified organisations’ – outlaw motorcycle gangs. It is illegal for a person to enter a licensed venue if they are wearing or carrying prohibited items – this will now include items related to Mongrel Mob and Satudarah. Prohibited items, as defined in the Liquor Act 1992, include items of clothing … Read more Two more Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs identified

Powdered alcohol banned in Queensland

From 3 August 2018, liquor in powdered or crystal form is declared an undesirable liquor product and is permanently banned in Queensland. This means it is illegal to sell or supply liquor in powdered or crystal form, including the powdered alcohol known as Palcohol, as well as powdered alcohol contained in a capsule or in … Read more Powdered alcohol banned in Queensland