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OOPS Can help you sleep at night!

OOPS Can help you sleep at night!



Since 1999 we have had the privilege of providing a variety of services to the Club industry that has grown our clients bottom line through connecting their teams and engaging their guests and members. The OOPS team is made up of 60 researchers and 4 dedicated administration employees which has enabled us to develop our programs and expand our offerings working closely with our clients. We build connections with our clients and have become known as the Retention Specialists providing retention strategies and leadership training to ensure an unparalleled VIP experience in your venue.

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See you at the show!

See you at the show!



At Aristocrat, we are passionate about fostering a culture of innovation to create the world’s greatest gaming experience, every day. Our industry is evolving with rapid technological advancement and player expectations; relying on thought-leaders to drive innovation and industry sustainability. This year at AGE we invite you to “curve your thinking” around the possibilities of games, cabinets, technology, and the future of the gaming industry. Immerse yourself in our diverse portfolio that illustrates both choice and flexibility for your venue including cross-cabinet compatible content, venue configurable platforms and a range of commercial options that are accommodating to your strategy. Challenge the way you think about content with our extensive library that offers more choice, more flexibility and more to experience. Feel confident that our portfolio encompasses a holistic multi-cabinet strategy, facilitating cross compatible content as well as targeted configurability for your venue.

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Keep Looking When Cooking! A message from Fire & Rescue NSW

Keep Looking When Cooking! A message from Fire & Rescue NSW



Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended? To help prevent kitchen fires, Fire & Rescue NSW has released the Keep Looking When Cooking mini mag. Available in cafés, bars, community centres and other locations all over NSW, it features a great collection of recipes from firefighters that will give you the answer to that perennial question – “What’s for dinner tonight?” The Keep Looking When Cooking mini mag also has handy tips on how to stay fire safe in the kitchen. Fires can spread in minutes, but it only takes seconds to stop them!

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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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