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
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
The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) enacted new legislation in July this year, that changed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017. If your venue employs the services of a security firm, this new legislation could affect you. Under the Act, a security firm providing a licensed premises with security staff may be classified as a labour … Read more Labour Hire Licensing Act and Security Providers
More often than not, renovations are completed as a “catch up” to the standard of a local competitor. Knowing your market well and what your competitors are offering can assist in getting ahead of the game and positioning your venue as the market leader rather than following the local trend. Remember your competitors are not … Read more When to renovate your premises
In commercial situations, of course the answer to this question should be a resounding NO! But what does the latest research say about the topic? Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has recently published the results of research into this question. They dropped watermelon, bread (buttered and unbuttered) and gummy sweets from a height of 11cms onto … Read more Is dropped food safe to eat?
At a time when we are all being asked to do more with less, it makes sense to stop the small everyday cash leaks, which taken all together, can lead to a substantial drain on resources. First up – CHEMICALS. In our role as Food Safety Supervisor Trainers, we often find a vast store of … Read more Is cash leaking out through the cracks?
Consider the advantages of an AIBI student: They are already trained in the basics of Hospitality Service They can finish their Traineeship in a year They only cost $10/hr You can have as many as you like (within reason) They only HAVE to work one day per week, but they are also good for school … Read more NOT ALL SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEES ARE THE SAME!
As you will no doubt be aware, several changes to the Liquor Act will come into effect from 1st July this year. For Restaurants/Cafe’s: Extended trading hours for restaurant and cafe licences will be limited to 1 am. Existing restaurant and cafe licences that are currently approved to trade beyond this time will automatically be reduced … Read more Changes to existing Licences will take effect from July 1st 2015
Trading hours Ordinary trading hours for these licences will remain at 10am to 12 midnight, Monday to Sunday, unless otherwise restricted. However, from 1 July 2015, extended trading hours for new applications for restaurant and café licences, and any new applications for approval of extended trading hours for these existing licences, will be limited to … Read more Changes to restaurant and café licences
We all want to increase business – but are we willing to do what it takes? Increasing business means solving customer problems. What problems? That’s for you to discover through fair means or foul! Of course, you could just ASK them (?) However when they are eating lunch and you are frantically busy there doesn’t seem … Read more Solve Problems – Increase Business!