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Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Australians have spent a lifetime keeping their white wine chilled in the fridge and red wine in the cupboard or on the wine rack at room temperature, and it is no different for many of our casual restaurants and cafes

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, FOOD SAFETY, INDUSTRY UPDATES, NEW SCIENCE, TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

Best Wishes for the Season

The busiest time of the year is here, and we want to thank you for your continued support over the past year, while looking forward to being of service again in 2017. Big changes have taken place at AIBI this year

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, HAPPY NEW YEAR

Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March (2016) issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. “Contamination of cosmetic

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, FOOD SAFETY, NEW SCIENCE

New ‘Responsible Service’ Videos from OLGR

In case you haven’t noticed, OLGR has published two new Training Videos. These are heaps better than the old videos we have been stuck with since 1999, and very good for training new entrants to the Industry.  They will appear a

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Posted in INDUSTRY UPDATES, NEWS FROM OLGA, TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

It’s no secret that the demand for gluten-free menu items is larger today than it has ever been. Coeliac Australia estimates that one million Australians are currently following a gluten-free diet, and smart foodservice operators and restaurateurs have risen to

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Posted in FOOD SAFETY, INDUSTRY UPDATES, TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

3-D RMLV – Watch the Video

Next time you need to renew your RMLV training – why not try our online 3-D webinar? There are many advantages to doing this fully-compliant course online, including: Take the course over several days – in smaller bites Study from

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Craft Beer sales at promotional events allowed from 1st September 2016

The long awaited endorsement on the Queensland Producer/Wholesaler Liquor Licence to sell or supply your craft beer at promotional events, such as food and wine festivals is available. Subject to conditions, this endorsement could allow you to: sell your craft beer

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Posted in INDUSTRY UPDATES, NEWS FROM OLGA

RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Are you looking for a more effective solution to the current RSA online training debacle? Are you confident of your staff’s ability to resolve common RSA-related issues? Would you leave your business in the hands of a person who only

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

When can Gaming Licensees pay winnings over $10,000? Your obligations under AUSTRAC.

Under Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, gaming licensees cannot pay winnings of $10,000 or more until they have collected and verified required information about the customer. For individuals, licensees will need to collect the customer’s full name, date

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, GAMING NEWS, INDUSTRY UPDATES, OTHER LEGISLATION

Is dropped food safe to eat?

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

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Posted in BUSINESS INSIGHTS, FOOD SAFETY, INDUSTRY UPDATES, TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

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

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Posted in INDUSTRY UPDATES, NEWS FROM OLGA, SAFE NIGHT OUT STRATEGY

Changes to Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act

Licensees should be aware that changes to the smoking laws which apply to the following areas came into effect from 1st September 2016: Organised under-age sporting events Skate parks Public swimming pools Public transport waiting points Building entrances Pedestrain malls Early childhood

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Do it online – Client Portal Reminder

To pay your Licence fee, to apply for a one-off Permit, or a temporary change in Trading Hours, or for a temporary change in Licensed Area – head to the OLGR CLIENT PORTAL. To use the Client Portal, you must

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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

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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

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