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Helping You Through the Compliance Minefield

Few would argue that the Australian Liquor and Gaming industry is one of the most highly compliance regulated industries. With compliance or the lack of it, comes the risk of exposure to loss and litigation. The legislative compliance in the club industry is largely driven by regulators, law enforcement or WorkCover Authority- each with their inbuilt fines and penalties for non-compliance. Compounding the risks, you are also exposed if the contractors that work in and around your Club are ...




How Venue Safety Plans (VSPs) Mitigate Your Risks

The requirement of a Venue Safety Plan (VSP) for Clubs within this legislation is to address the likelihood of and management of alcohol related incidents. A VSP identifies the types of effective measures that can reduce the potential for incidents on, or in the vicinity of the Club premises and protect patron safety. The Benefits of a Venue Safety Plan A comprehensive VSP demonstrates to the relevant authorities, Club members and guests that a Club has a commitment and definite ...




Case Study - The Business Development Manager and the Raffle Rorts

Information was provided by staff to Management that a Business Development Manager was stealing Club monies and property whilst carrying out their duties at a western Sydney Club. As a result of this information, Management carried out initial inquiries and found a number of irregularities in respect to goods allegedly purchased by the BDM for prizes in raffles and promotions and those that were actually used for that purpose. One piece of information related to a laptop computer that ...




Armed Robbery Response Skills and Prevention

Licenced premises are particularly vulnerable to armed robbery as they deal with large amounts of cash and operate outside normal trading hours. The paper’s recommendations are that staff training is a primary strategy for armed robbery prevention, alongside ongoing improvements to technological security measures. The readily available prevention information is based on the 'crime triangle' approach, which addresses the three aspects of an offender's willingness to commit a ...




What You Need to Know About Risk Assessments

Barringtons has streamlined its operational risk assessment model that allows them to concentrate on identified areas of concern in your business without undertaking a full operational risk assessment. Each individual assessment incorporates a review of the specific area of operation, full report and recommendations for improvement. The following is a list of the areas of operation that can be addressed: Point of Sale operations (review & procedure) Safe Operations (review & ...


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ACAMS (Tharwal Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Medical Service) is located in the suburb of Airds in the Macarthur region of south western Sydney. Their mission is to move forward to provide a quality service that combines traditional values with commitment to enhance health and wellbeing for Aboriginal communities of the Sydney South Western region.

Liquor & Gaming NSW Decisions - 15

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From 1 March 2015, Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) is required by Part 5 of the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 to publish on its website notices of certain decisions by the Secretary of the Department of Justice (the Secretary) or the respective L&GNSW delegate.