New face-to-face RSA training available for low-risk venues

We are concerned at the implications for low risk venue owners under the Red Tape Reduction guidelines. Even though small venues which don’t trade after midnight are STILL EXPECTED TO ABIDE BY THE LIQUOR ACT, there is no requirement to have staff trained in RMLV. This reduces a short-term monetary burden on the venue, but … Read more New face-to-face RSA training available for low-risk venues

Red Tape Reduction for low risk venues

Are you a LOW RISK venue? You can answer ‘yes’ to this if you DON’T OPEN AFTER MIDNIGHT and are one of the following: A licensed café A licensed restaurant A community club with fewer than 2,000 members A  small licensed vessel or water craft If so, you are no longer required to have an … Read more Red Tape Reduction for low risk venues

Do you want $10,000? Hire a mature-age person!

With so much talk of funding cuts floating around these days, it is worth while revisiting an Employer Incentive from last year.  Eligible employers will receive $3000 if they hire a full-time mature age job seeker (over 50 yrs who was previously unemployed for a minimum of six months) and employ that person for at least six months.  … Read more Do you want $10,000? Hire a mature-age person!

Toowoomba Liquor Industry Action Group attacks transport problem

Saferide is an initiative of the Toowoomba Liquor Industry Action Group, which provides a regular public transport service on 2 Toowoomba bus routes each Saturday night. Saferide picks up from designated venues enroute to Toowoomba City. The return service delivers patrons ‘to their door’ for a flat fee of just $5 each way On average, … Read more Toowoomba Liquor Industry Action Group attacks transport problem

Holding patron’s EFTPOS card no longer allowed

As per our past predictions, it is now an unacceptable practice or promotion to: ‘ serve or supply alcohol to a patron whilst holding a patron’s EFTPOS or other financial access card or property, pending payment for the liquor in a way that prevents the patron from monitoring or controlling the patron’s purchase of liquor’ What’s the solution?  … Read more Holding patron’s EFTPOS card no longer allowed

Restaurants to be exempt from joining local Safe Night Out Boards

Some liquor-related businesses are considered to be low risk in terms of alcohol-related violence, so Licensees of these venues are not required to join the local Safe Night Out Board. The exemption will apply to: Restaurants (provided that they don’t regularly trade after midnight) Accommodation providers (provided that they don’t regularly trade after midnight) Very … Read more Restaurants to be exempt from joining local Safe Night Out Boards