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29 August 2011
bakers fight back
The National Baking Industry Association (NBIA) has
launched a consumer campaign to highlight those bakers
who create fresh bread from scratch on site every day.
The Not all bread is created equal campaign is particularly
pertinent to consumers who might be confused about the
freshness of bread sold by supermarkets for $1 a loaf,
says NBIA General Manager Paul McDonald.
“This campaign identifies those bakers who value
freshness over mass produced and distributed product,”says
“Major manufacturers ship their product hundreds
of kilometres around the country, and therefore they
produce bread which could be sold up to three days later.
“Consumers shouldn’t have to settle for
days-old bread, passing itself off as freshly baked.”
The campaign recognises the proud local bakers who
take pride in the freshness and quality of the goods
they produce. Consumers are advised to look out for
the Not all bread is created equal posters in bakeries
when making a decision over where to buy their bread,
advises Mr McDonald.
“We hope this campaign will highlight those bakers
who are the best at what they do – providing freshly
baked goods every day from their own ovens,” says
For more information please contact:
Bilie-Jo Rowley on 07 3831 5961 or 0412 838 558 or
24 August 2011
Queensland’s Best Baker for 2011
The future of baking in Queensland looks bright, following
the best ever turnout of baked goods at the 2011 Queensland
Some of Queensland’s finest bakers and pastry
chefs were among the 100 entrants in the Baking Competition
held at Suncorp Stadium yesterday. There were 18 categories
in total, including meat and specialty pies, cupcakes,
cake decorating, and breads such as Traditional Sourdough,
French stick and Vienna. This year two new categories
were introduced; Macarons and Savoury Bread Invention.
The overall winner of the show was Glynn Price, of
the Pastry Chef Bakery Café in Maroochydore.
Glynn won first prize in the Special Occasion/Celebratory
Cake, Specialty Meat Pie and Sweet Fruit Loaf categories,
with his Pecan invention entry scoring 99 out of a possible
Proving cupcakes are a winning formula, Jin Young Kim
of The Cupcake Parlour in Brisbane took out first prize
in this category for the second year in a row. Apprentices
also had a great show with Ned Law from O’Grady’s
Bakehouse winning the apprentice cupcake section and
Alex Stevenson from Woolworths Brown Plains coming first
in the white plait loaf category.
Winning first and second prize for the best meat pie
was Beefy’s Pies from the Sunshine Coast.
Show Winner: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery
French Stick: Tony Robinson, Ferny Way Bakery
White Vienna: Daniel Farrvgia, Woolworths Browns Plains
Sweet Fruit Loaf: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery Café
Ciabatta: Nathan Dore, Bazza's Bakehouse
Traditional Sour Dough: Brett Hooper, Bakers Delight
Savoury Bread Invention: Brendan Burges, Quart Pot Bakehouse
Commercial bread: Anthony Glazebrooks, Wello Point Bakery
Decorated Gateaux or Torte: Aki Kurashima, Aki's Hand
Cheesecake: Peter Voermanek, Pick 'n' Pay Hypermarket,
Special Occasion Cake: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery
Cupcakes: Jin Young Kim (Jasmine), The Cupcake Parlour
Apple Pie: Jim Roberts, Blackbutt Bakery
Meat Pie: Mark Hobbs, Beefy’s Pies
Specialty Pie: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery Café
Invention with Pecans: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery
Apprentice White 4 Strand Plait: Alex Stevenson,Woolworths
Apprentice Cupcakes: Ned Law, O’Grady’s
There are plenty of images available from the day,
with all products laid out on display along with the
proud bakers competing for glory. For more information
please contact Billie-Jo Rowley on 07 3831 5961 or by
North Queensland Baking Show - TOWNSVILLE
Jupiter’s Casino, Townsville
open to press and public I
2pm final awards presented
aficionados and bread enthusiasts gathered on Wednesday
25 May for the National Baking Industry Association’s
(NBIA) North Queensland Baking show.
Held at Jupiter’s
Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, the event
drew a large crowd who came to see who would be crowned
was strong with over 40 bakers entering products in
18 categories that included meat pie, special occasion
cake, decorated Gateaux, sourdough, French stick and
two categories specifically for apprentices.
were also on hand, with many, (including members of
NBIA’s board) flying up from Brisbane and Melbourne
especially for the event which included displays, demonstrations
and an industry lunch.
General Manager Paul McDonald, “As the National
Association the NBIA holds these competitions to showcase
the great skills that exist in the baking industry today
and give recognition to those who demonstrate those
skills on a daily basis.”
winners on the day included:
Sourdough Cob Category – Three Loaves Bakehouse
Occasion/Celebration Cake Category – Happy
Category – Jean Pierre Patisserie
Pie Category – Barcaldine Bakery
Stick Category – Jochheims Pies
Categories (Four Variety Cupcakes & White 4-Strand
Plait) – Greg Frost, Barcaldine Bakery
But in the
end there could only be one champion. The honour went
to Ian Dellit of Jean Pierre Patisserie who, in addition
to a plaque, won flights, accommodation and entry to
compete in the Queensland Baking Show held in August.
go to Ian and to all bakers who entered. NBIA looks
forward to the 2012 competition being bigger and better
For more information
on the event, please contact Briana Cicchelli on 07
3831 5961 or by emailing email@example.com.
Images of the day can also be made available.
For more information on
the National Baking Industry Association and full results
please go to
2010 BUDGET IMPACT SUMMARY FOR BAKERY OPERATORS
As expected, Wayne Swan's third budget is a conservative
and cautious affair, designed to bring Australia back
towards a budget surplus. Here is a summary of how it
may affect your business.
NBIA is disappointed with the Budget,
as there was no immediate help for small businesses
who find themselves operating in some of the worst trading
conditions in years. While the cuts to the corporate
tax rate and the immediate asset write-off is good,
smaller businesses won't see the benefits of these for
more than two years.
NBIA supports these reductions in company
tax, which will be of value to about 720,000 small businesses.
However, two-thirds of small bakeries are unincorporated
and do not receive a benefit from reductions in company
tax. Those two thirds pay tax at marginal personal rates,
which were not reduced in the Government Response to
the Henry Review. Similarly, business owners who take
profits out of a company will receive limited benefit
in terms of the income tax they pay.
The Henry Tax Review recommended reducing the company
tax rate to 25 per cent in the “short to medium-term
with the timing subject to economic and fiscal circumstances”.
Those two-thirds of unincorporated small businesses
do however secure benefits in the Government Response
in other tax areas. The Government has announced that
business will be permitted to immediately write-off
assets valued at under $5,000 and will also have access
to simplified depreciation of all other assets, excluding
buildings, in a single pool at a 30 per cent rate. These
measures will be introduced on 1 July 2012 and cost
$1.03bn in 2013-14.
Set against these tax concessions for small business
is, however, the fact that all small business employers
– incorporated or unincorporated – will
be required to pay the higher superannuation guarantee
levy over the course of the next decade.
The funding base for the proposed reductions in company
tax and the depreciation and asset write off tax changes
is the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax. NBIA believes
that these tax concessions for small business, particularly
the asset write off changes and the depreciation changes,
are merited in their own right – and indeed overdue.
They should not be dependent on a new tax being imposed
in order to be given budget priority.
Tax cuts from 1 July 2010:
Increase to Low Income Offset, effectively raising
the tax free threshold from $14000 to $16000 for
salaries up to $30,000
Increase the 30% tax threshold from $35,001 to
38% tax rate will be reduced to 37%
The Government will introduce a standard deduction
clause for taxpayers that will allow taxpayers to deduct
$500 of work-related and tax agent expenses from 2012-13,
with the allowance rising to $1,000 from 2013-14.
Tick and flick tax returns for 2012 onwards:
System will work on an opt in basis – i.e.
so workers can still claim expenses above the standard
For y/e 30 June 2013 taxpayers will have the option
of a $500 standard deduction for work related expenses
and the cost of managing tax affairs to simplify
their tax returns. $500 in deductions
For y/e 30 June 2014 this will increase to $1000
The Government predicts 6.4 million people could use
The main initiatives for small business were previously
released as part of the Government's response to
the Henry Tax Review. These include a reduction
of the corporate tax rate from 30% to 28% and the
immediate write-off for assets costing less than
$5,000. Both will come into effect from July 1,
Treasury says unemployment peaked at 5.8% last
year and will now fall to 4.75% over the next four
years, indicating the Australian economy is close
to full employment.
· The Government has delivered the third
tranche of tax cuts promised in the 2007 election
campaign. The 30% tax rate has been raised for all
taxpayers from $35,000 to $37,000, saving the average
taxpayer $200 a year.
The Government will spend more than $660 million
in training, apprenticeships and adult literacy
and numeracy programs over the next four years.
Initiatives included 39,000 additional training
places in high-demand sectors, plus support for
The Government will encourage savings by providing
a 50% tax discount on the first $1,000 of interest
earned on deposits, bonds, debentures and annuity
The Government will spend $125.2 million over
the next eight years to create a single national
online registration system for business names and
Australian Business Numbers, meaning businesses
will no longer need to be registered in each State
and Territory. .
Small businesses that account for GST on a cash
basis will be allowed to claim input tax credit
upfront in relation to hire purchase agreements.
The Government will spend $2.7 million to improve
access to mediation for those operating under the
Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code
and the Produce and Grocery Industry Code.
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AUSTRALASIAN BAKER MAGAZINE - THE FACTS
Published by the National Baking Industry Association
(NBIA), the Australasian Baker is printed only to benefit
bakers and be of value to the industry as a whole –
not used as a profit-making tool by independent companies.
With the simple goal of being educational, informative
and inspiring, the magazine maintains a good balance
between articles and advertising and strives to be the
first in showcasing the latest in trends, products and
practices from around Australia and the world.
Each edition of Australasian Baker includes Industrial
Relations news, recipes, book reviews, articles on baking
throughout the rest of the world, features on topics
such as gluten free baking and organic production, reviews
of other Australian bakeries and guides on better marketing,
branding and business in general.
This is the magazine that helps the bakers to develop
their businesses – whether that be through coverage
of innovative organisations, information on new baking
products, profiles on those who influence the industry
most or practical business information in areas of marketing,
systems, manufacturing and management.
If you need to reach the baking industry and communicate
in an efficient way, Australasian Baker is by far your
best resource. First established in 1897, it has enjoyed
a long history as the industry’s preeminent magazine
and a number one resource for all things baking.
If you would like to contact our
Editor Briana Cicchelli for more information,
if you have a story or are interested in advertising
(don't forget Commercial Members receive a 10%
discount!), please contact her on (07) 3831
email her here.
As your national body we represent you by being a member
of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
which speaks for over 4 million employees at the federal
level; working for the benefit of your business. Below
is a small snapshot of the work ACCI has done in the
last six months on your behalf.
Influencing Award Modernisation
ACCI continued to fight against increases to labour
costs under the new national industrial relations
awards. We persuaded a Full Bench of the Australian
Industrial Relations Commission to phase in cost
increases over a five year period. As a result,
employers will save around $882 million each year,
or $4.4 billion over five years.
Unfair Contract Terms
Boosting Workplace Skills
ACCI was instrumental in developing a Workplace
Mentoring Skills Set, in the new Training and Assessment
Training Package currently under development by
Innovation and Business Skills Australia. Our aim
is to create a mentoring skills set to keep apprentices
engaged for the duration of their tenure and ensure
an effective transfer of skills from employer to
ACCI and the Federal Minister for Employment Participation
Senator Mark Arbib launched an ACCI research study
Worth Their Weight in Gold. The study examines re-engagement,
support, suitability, retention and management strategies
for disengaged apprentices and ways to actively
encourage them to return to their trade, boosting
NBIA will continue to support ACCI as it works
to support you, please contact Billie if you have any
questions about your membership or would like to join
NBIA by phoning 07 3831 5961 or email
QLD BAKING INDUSTRY AWARDS ANNOUNCED!
Over 220 of Queensland’s finest
bakers and pastry cooks attended the 18th Annual Baking
Industry Association Queensland (BIAQ) Awards Night
held on Tuesday April 20 at Hillstone St Lucia.
Chinese lion dances, a martial arts
display, fire crackers, yum cha and a sea of vibrant
red were all on show to mark the event, which showcased
and celebrated innovation, dedication and excellence
within the baking industry.
The big winner on the night was Brisbane Bakery Le
Bon Choix who took out both Brisbane Bakery of the
Year as well as the Queensland Bakery of the Year.
Translated, Le Bon Choix means "the best choice",
and after tasting the goodies from this French patisserie
with two Brisbane locations, BIAQ had to agree.
With a dash of Parisian flair and charm,
Le Bon Choix, run by Frenchman Savico Basset-Rouge
impressed with their tempting range of freshly baked
sweet and savoury delights, accompanied by excellent
Savico will now be off to Malaysia to attend a pastry
course at the acclaimed HTC School in Kuala Lumpur.
This years winners:
Central Qld Bakery of the Year –
Pie & Pastry Paradise
South East Queensland Bakery of
the Year - Beefy’s
Brisbane Bakery of the Year –
Le Bon Choix
Queensland Bakery of the Year –
Le Bon Choix
Marketing Award - Cakes By Judy
Environmental Award - Homestyle
Best Newcomer – Joint between
Twisted Loaf, Toowoomba and Crusty Devil Bakehouse,
Employer Award – Steele’s
Bakery & Cafe
Jack Sheeran “Young Tradesperson
of the Year’ Award – Aaron Skinn of Barcaldine
If you have any questions or would like information on runner
ups, where to purchase images etc please contact Billie on
(07) 3831 5961 or email
Victory for NBIA and the Baking Industry!
Today we have received notification from Fair Work Australia
(FWA) that they will make amendments to the General Retail
Industry Award 2010 in relations to issues we have raised
The method adopted by the Commission was to recognise the
operational requirements for newsagents and video shops in
the modern award by modifying the starting or commencement
time for ordinary hours for a particular type of establishment,
rather to provide for a modified shift allowance.
FWA has recognised that people seeking employment as bakers
in the retail or the manufacturing industry know that an early
start and an early finish are almost inevitable and are part
and parcel of the trade as well as being an operational necessity.
They have now considered that the penalty payments for baking
production employees should be consistent with the penalty
payments for baking production employees in the manufacturing
Fair Work Australia has stated that the general retail award
covers retail and trades persons (bakers) in shops.
FWA has stated that they will make an order reflecting the
conclusions reached in the decision.
An order of the Full Bench today set out the penalty rates
for the Retail Modern Award for baking production employees
29.4 Baking production employees – Early morning
(a) A baking production employee who commences a shift at
or after 2.am and before 6.00am will be entitled to an early
morning shift allowance of 12.5% (27.5% for casuals) for the
(b) A baking production employee who commences a shift prior
2.00 am will be entitled to a night shift allowance of 30%
(55% for casuals) for the shift
(c) The rates of pay for Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
will be the same as for other shift workers.
(d) These allowances apply instead of shift worker allowances
and overtime payments for all hours up to 38 hours per week
and nine hours per day.
This is great news for the baking industry because those
workers who start at around after 2am will only be subject
to a 12.5% loading not the 30% as was outlined in the modern
Please note that the 12.5% will also form part of the transitional
We now have this victory, will continue to press
forward with our submission for other amendments and update
you on our progress.
Please contact the Workplace Relations team on
(07) 3831 5961 if you are a member
and have any questions or email
Eat Safe a Positive Step for Baking Industry
National Baking Industry Association (NBIA) and Baking Industry
Association Queensland (BIAQ) have both been working closely
with Brisbane City Council on a new food safety initiative.
The Eat Safe Scheme, which was launched recently, will see
all 6000+ licensed food businesses around the greater Brisbane
area audited under the present Food Act 2006, then awarded
a rating out of a five star system.
For bakeries and other food outlets, a major incentive is
that the higher the star rating they achieve, the longer the
time between audits. Furthermore, they also have the choice
whether to display that rating or not, giving them the possibility
of an additional marketing tool for their business.
Says NBIA General Manager Paul McDonald, “As an association
we see the Eat Safe Scheme as a very positive step, where
our bakers can use the 3-5 star rating to publically demonstrate
and promote the fact that they have a healthy and hygienic
food outlet which is safe to eat at.”
“Also, by having the option to publicly display these
ratings; it will reward those bakeries and other food outlets
that already practice high levels of food safety and hygiene,
while encouraging others to improve their standards –
a great benefit for the industry as a whole.”
For further information, please contact our Media
& Publications Co-ordinator Briana Cicchelli on
(07) 3831 5961 or email Briana@nbia.org.au
Industrial Relations Update for Baking Industry
As all of our Bakery & Commercial member’s are
aware, the Award summaries for the Restaurant; Fast Food;
Food, Beverage and Tobacco; and General Retail Industries
are now available.
If you are a member with BIAQ or NBIA and haven’t received
these due to changing your email or postal address, please
contact us immediately.
If you also have not been receiving our regular updates via
email or fax with IR Fact Sheets, please contact us immediately
also to update your details. These fact sheets & award
summaries will be available to all members on the NBIA website
shortly via log in.
Most recently we have sent out fact sheets on:
“Which Modern Award Covers My Business?”
(This is a full explanation of the Modern Awards and how they
apply to businesses in the industry. This has been extremely
helpful for those in the baking industry as there is no longer
a Baking Award).
“Fair Work Act 2009 and Apprenticeships Traineeships
in Queensland.” (This is relevant for Queensland members
“Transition into New Modern Awards.”
(Explains and gives examples of the 5 step phasing process)
As changes occur and if we receive several questions on a
topic, a fact sheet is devised by our Workplace Relations
Manager Janet Blythman for member’s.
We are also running workshops on these changes (please visit
page here) regularly in Brisbane and in
conjunction with our Traveling Road Shows (our next is in
Bundaberg on February 23, must register interest ASAP!). We
will also run a workshop anywhere if minimum numbers of 10
Please contact Billie at the office or email
if you would like to register for a workshop (Member’s
receive special pricing however non-members are welcome)
or enquire about membership.
Corporate Sponsorship for 2010 Closing Soon
The full corporate sponsorship package offer closes on Friday
February 26, 2010. If you have not received this information,
please contact us immediately as we have only limited places
Members receive discounts on this package that encompasses
advertising & advertorial in the Australasian Baker magazine,
sponsorship and tickets to events such as Baking Competitions,
Awards Night, Workshops etc and we can customise what is offered
to suit your business.
If you would like to be involved with
individual events, please contact Billie at the office
her here for more information.