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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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Gaming & Leisure Alert - March 2017

Gaming & Leisure Alert - March 2017



RETAIL LEASE REFORMS - CHANGES FOR CLUB CATERING AND OTHER AGREEMENTS The NSW Parliament recently passed the Retail Leases Amendment (Review)Bill 2016 (Bill) which was assented to on 1 March 2017, which aims to improve transparency, and simplify legal procedures, and better balance the position of landlords and tenants under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (Act). It is likely to take effect soon, and will ultimately introduce reforms that will impact on Clubs.

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How Saturday on the punt will change

How Saturday on the punt will change



The era of digital wagering in Clubs is now upon us. Clubs NSW selection of Crownbet as its official digital betting partner will bring more attention to existing TAB arrangements in venues, and with Betting.Club now tabling its offering, the competition will start to heat up. But what is the landscape of this market? Clubs have long felt the effects of digital betting as on-premises betting turnover has been in decline as punters have adopted the use of phone applications, but interestingly, healthy numbers and bar take have not followed suit. UBS, the global investment bank, has long had a handle on the industry and conducted a survey of 1,020 active wagering customers (June 2016) which tells us a lot about the users.

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