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 moreTwo 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 morePowdered alcohol banned in Queensland

Labour Hire Licensing Act and Security Providers

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 moreLabour Hire Licensing Act and Security Providers

Have you forgotten your RSA rules about MINORS?

In spite of the fact that the LAW has been changed for many years now, we still hear about Pubs and Clubs refusing admittance to Exempt Minors and their guardians, as well as exempt minors being refused soft drink at the bar. It’s no use to say “It’s our House Policy”  to do such and … Read moreHave you forgotten your RSA rules about MINORS?

Recent prosecutions

Selling alcohol without a licence In Maroochydore Magistrates Court in May – two licensees were penalised and convicted for selling liquor without a licence and supplying/allowing the consumption of liquor at an unauthorised time. The Magistrate said that licensees have a public policy obligation to comply with the conditions on their licences and therefore a … Read moreRecent prosecutions

Support Responsible Gambling Awareness Week at your venue

How does your gambling stack up? This is the question OLGR is posing to Queensland gamblers during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2018, which is being held from 30 July to 5 August. Every year RGAW aims to encourage gamblers to stay within their limits and highlights support available to people who feel that gambling … Read moreSupport Responsible Gambling Awareness Week at your venue

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 moreSignage 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 moreBanning 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 moreNew Penalty point rate as of 1st July 2018

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 across the nation. Eight out of 10 Australians drink their red wine ‘at room temperature.’ … Read moreCorrect temperature for storage and service of red wines

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 bit laboured for the old hands – who shouldn’t need them anyway! The first video … Read moreNew ‘Responsible Service’ Videos from OLGR

‘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 the challenge by developing dishes that far exceed the stock standard steak and salad offering. … Read more‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

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 home – no need to travel Discounts for AIBI Clients Check out our VIDEO to … Read more3-D RMLV – Watch the Video

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 has an ‘online training’ RSA certificate? Do you even know for sure that the person … Read moreRSA – 3D Webinar Training