ClubsNSW Media Releases - 2009
Date: 15 December
CLUBS DEMAND GAMBLING REPORT CONSIDER PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY
The Productivity Commission has today been told that the drastic restrictions it has recommended on poker machines would cost more than 23,000 jobs and decimate the Australian club industry.
Date: 13 December
POKIE TAX INCREASES COST NSW $1.6B
A recent report shows that over the next five years the NSW economy will take a $1.6 billion hit as the State Government’s poker machine tax increases on clubs reverberates throughout NSW.
Date: 6 November
CLUBS SAY TIME FOR PUBLIC TO ACCEPT MORE RESPONSIBILITY
ClubsNSW has welcomed comments by Police Minister Michael Daley reminding drinkers of the need to accept personal responsibility for their behaviour when drinking at licensed premises.
Date: 23 October
CLUBS FAREWELL MUSIC RED TAPE
Clubs are welcoming a decision by the NSW Government to remove the red tape that was strangling the live music industry, and creating huge costs for clubs wanting to host live music.
Date: 21 October
CLUBS EXPRESS CONCERN AT GAMBLING REPORT
The Productivity Commission’s draft report into gambling will dramatically reduce how much Australians gamble each year but will do little to reduce the rate of problem gambling. The draft report almost exclusively focuses itself on poker machines, virtually ignoring all other forms of gambling including most concerningly, internet betting.
Date: 14 October
BOB CARR STILL GETTING IT WRONG ON CLUB POKIE TAX
False claims by former Premier Bob Carr on club poker machine tax rates are a painful reminder for the industry of the record number of clubs that closed during his time as NSW leader.
Date: 11 October
CLUBS TAKE RECORD LABEL MUSIC OFF THE MENU
A push by Australian record companies to make clubs, hotels, restaurants and cafes pay tens of millions of dollars more in fees charged to play music has backfired with clubs deciding to turn off music licensed by the major record labels.
Date: 29 September
CLUBS REJECT GOVT CLAIMS OF STAFF UNDERPAYMENTS
ClubsNSW has today contacted the Attorney General’s office requesting evidence to support the Minister’s claims that clubs have underpaid staff during the past 4 years by $5.24million.
Date: 26 September
BRISBANE CHEFS PROVE MASTER CHEFS
It was a feat not even Masterchef would dare attempt; prepare a 3 course meal for 20 people with a budget of just $18 (plus GST) per person. Yet that is what two chefs from a Brisbane leagues club did, in the process winning the gold medal in the National Chefs Table award.
Date: 20 September
COFFEE SALES BOOM IN CLUBS
In just five short years, registered clubs have transformed themselves into the state’s most popular coffee houses.
Date: 9 September
CLUBS GIVEN CHANCE TO CHALLENGE SPECIAL ALCOHOL CONDITIONS
Less than 10% of licensed venues subject to a Government ban on glass after midnight are clubs, once again demonstrating the industry’s commitment to the responsible service of alcohol.
Date: 29 August
CLUBS WELCOME BACK LINE DANCING
Seventeen years after taking Australia by storm on the back of Billy Ray Cyrus’s hit song Achy Breaky Heart, line–dancing is making a comeback in clubs across NSW. More than 900 clubs now offer line dancing at least once a week; 200 more than 12 months ago.
Date: 8 August
CLUBS DISCOVER THEIR FEMININE SIDE
It’s taken more than 100 years, but one of the last bastions of male rule has finally fallen with women now outnumbering men at the local club. A breakdown of the 3,179,000 people who are a member of at least one club in NSW shows that for the first time ever, there are more women than men.
Date: 3 August
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