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De Bortoli Wines achieves first platinum sustainability recognition in NSW

De Bortoli Wines achieves first platinum sustainability recognition in NSW



Recently at an awards night, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton presented De Bortoli Wines with the state’s first Sustainability Advantage Platinum Project at a ceremony in Sydney. Awarded for outstanding environmental leadership and innovation, De Bortoli Wines is the only business in NSW to have reached this level in the Office of Environment and Heritage’s (OEH) flagship Sustainability Advantage program, which encourages and enables sustainable business best practice.

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The art of a good survey in 4 points and under 600 words

The art of a good survey in 4 points and under 600 words



In the modern movie classic ‘Boiler Room’, Giovanni Ribisi (one of the finest actors of our time) sits in his pyjamas in his kitchen critiquing a tele sales operator trying to sell him a newspaper subscription. As a seller of flawed stocks, Ribisi’s character main skill is selling stocks for his ethically questionable company. His need to then critique someone else is validation of his craft and cathartic all at the same time. Why mention this well received, but under revenued cult movie? Because as someone who values what a survey can do, I am constantly looking at surveys in a bid to find the ‘secret sauce’ and get better at it. Here is what I have narrowed this down to;

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What

What's all the fuss about?



Beer line cleaning is the misery of many venues’ operations. It’s labour intensive, takes up a significant amount of time and if not done correctly is ineffective. Venues are now also faced with the increased beer quality knowledge and demand for a higher quality product from their patrons. The onslaught of craft beer and new acquired tastes from the consumers mean the pressure for venues to get your lines cleaned right is critical. While there are so many options out there for beer line cleaning, ex British Veteran Jeff Rankin founded Portermark, to bring a detailed and professional standard for venue managers.

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Should you sell your house for more super?

Should you sell your house for more super?



The Federal Government’s 2017-18 budget proposed some initiatives to assist first home buyers and people wanting to downsize. So how will it impact the downsizers? Australians aged 65 years or older will be able to make an additional after-tax contribution into their super account of up to $300,000 from the sale proceeds of their family home, if they have owned it for at least 10 years. Couples will be able to contribute up to $300,000 each, making a total contribution of up to $600,000. But is selling your family home for more super the right decision to make? Under the new proposal, it is important to note that any change to your super balance as a result of selling your family home will count towards your age pension entitlements.

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$1 million committed for H4H

$1 million committed for H4H



The target of raising one million dollars for the “Homes For Heroes” Program was achieved on Thursday 18th May when the Penrith RSL Club’s Annual Race Night at Penrith Paceway raised $15,208 for the Program. It was fitting that the target was achieved at Penrith, since it was at Penrith RSL that we first started work on raising these funds to save the lives of younger veterans at risk and homeless. Penrith RSL and Sub-branch have been major contributors and supporters for H4H, and have provided a great deal of support for the new facility opened in Penrith for H4H.

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A beautiful walk in the park to honour our heroes

A beautiful walk in the park to honour our heroes



A big thank you to Member Clubs, RSL Sub-Branches, Community and Corporate Partners who supported and participated in the 2nd Annual "Honour Our Heroes" Relay Walk, held on Sunday 28th May at Parramatta Park. Your continued support helped make the day a wonderful and an enjoyable one!

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Is Your Events Team Up to Speed on the Seismic Changes in the Events Industry?

Is Your Events Team Up to Speed on the Seismic Changes in the Events Industry?



Technology has Radically Changed how Events are Marketed and Delivered Professional Event Management is now a sophisticated, technology-based skill set. In a highly competitive market, there are essential new skills required to continuously provide that 'wow factor' for audiences and maximize profitability. The internet of things means the general public are more attuned to their options and more demanding of an experience. In this ‘experience economy’, the collective effervescence provided by an event meets social, intellectual and emotional needs which cannot be replicated by other means – so the face to face event is here to stay.

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Digital Wagering Partnerships for Clubs – More than a two horse race

Digital Wagering Partnerships for Clubs – More than a two horse race



Digital wagering is the fastest-growing sector of the Australian betting industry. It is the future. But is it possible for a company owned by a group of local Sydney community clubs to make a splash in an industry dominated by multi-national businesses and billionaires?

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RSL National President Video Newsletter

RSL National President Video Newsletter



The RSL Presidents April video newsletter highlighting the developments in the investigations into RSL NSW, the appointment of Georgie Macris as RSL National CEO, the recent AFOF Care Package program, Invictus Games and the 2017 Anzac Appeal.

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Mayor Appeal Fund to help Tweed recovery efforts

Mayor Appeal Fund to help Tweed recovery efforts



The appeal was launched by Tweed Mayor, Councillor Katie Milne on Monday 3rd April when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited Murwillumbah. With thousands of Tweed residents facing an uncertain future after the worst floods in the region’s recorded history, the Tweed Council has established a Mayor Appeal Fund to draw together support from across the region and around the country.

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