Tag Archives: RSA Australia

Adjustments to Beer and Spirit Excise

Responsible Service of Alcohol staff should be aware of changes to the beer and spirit excise which has been announced by the federal government recently. The federal government announced over the weekend that its’ half yearly increase on duty rates for alcoholic excisable goods would include an increase in beer and spirit excise as well […]

Fears that Non-violent Venues Unfairly Penalised by New Laws

I recently came across an article on Smh.com.au which discussed the so-called ‘epidemic’ of alcohol fuelled misconduct and assaults in particular. The writer of the post questioned the validity of calling the problem an epidemic, providing statistics from an independent report into the 5 year statutory review of liquor laws. According to the report there […]

Club Forced to Close due to RSA Breaches

The consequences of breaching Responsible Service of Alcohol laws have been demonstrated by an incident which took place at the Wagga Wagga Boat Club at Lake Albert. Police say they were forced to shut down the club after they discovered more than 200 licensing breaches relating to responsible alcohol service during a single inspection. The […]

Sydney Panel to make Suggestions on State’s Nightlife

Sydney will hopefully become less violence infested since the foundation of a panel to make suggestions on issues affecting Sydney’s nightlife has been announced. The jury of more than 40 citizens is going to be empanelled with the task of tackling the issue of alcohol fuelled violence plaguing Sydney’s streets. The panel is a joint […]

Why so many road crashes are caused by Alcohol

It seems that drink driving is one of those problems that is universal, no matter where you go in the world you will probably find drink drivers, in some places the problem may be worse than in others. Recently in New Zealand a woman was killed in an early morning crash which left another 3 […]

NSW Fines low but Drivers still drink driving

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/04/3056724.htm?site=sydney A police officer issues a breathalyser test to a passing motorist Despite the best efforts of police, the number of drink drivers in NSW is still alarmingly high and authorities are concerned. Dubbo police have expressed their disappointment over catching drivers with high levels of alcohol in their blood. On an article on […]

Kings Cross Hotels Resist Trial to Reduce Alcohol Violence

According to an article on Smh.com.au Kings Cross hoteliers are pushing to restrict the introduction of a new system of identity scanners in their venues which is required under a state government initiative to curb alcohol fuelled violence after the tragic murder of Thomas Kelly in the district last year. The identity scanners are supposed […]


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