Queensland Review of Drinking and Gaming Hours Draws Fierce Condemnation
A Queensland Government review of drinking and gaming laws will consider extending trading hours on Christmas and Anzac Days, but church leaders and unions are opposed to the proposal. A report by Abc.net.au discusses the issue further:
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In order for trading and gaming hours to be extended it will take caution and extreme care from workers in the alcohol industry and gaming industry to enforce Responsible service of alcohol and responsible service of gaming regulations.
RSA training is important in teaching servers to understand their obligations in serving liquor responsibly and the types of strategies that can be implemented to make a venue more responsible in its supply of alcohol to customers.
RSA training can be completed online and has in the past proven successful in reducing alcohol induced harm because to some degree alcohol servers have the ability to decrease the level of intoxication of patrons by identifying when they have had enough. Once servers recognise that a patron has had enough or too much to drink they can thereafter reduce the levels of harm, violence, or ill-health caused through alcohol consumption.In addition to staff of licenced venues, all licensees and approved managers must also undergo RSA training. If extended hours do go ahead, staff and licensees must remain vigilant in the execution of the RSA duties so as not contribute to the alcohol related social problems in Oz.