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"Not All Bread is Created Equal" Campaign
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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:
Billie on 07 3831 5961 or Billie-Jo@nbia.org.au
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 100 marks.
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 Café
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 Currimundi
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, Aspley
Special Occasion Cake: Glynn Price, Pastry Chef Bakery Café
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 Café
Apprentice White 4 Strand Plait: Alex Stevenson,Woolworths
Apprentice Cupcakes: Ned Law, O’Grady’s Bakehouse
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 on 07 3831 5961 or by emailing Billie-Jo@nbia.org.au.
26 July 2011
Anniversary for Baking Icon
It’s been 50 years since Bread House in Spring Hill
first opened its doors, on to a radically different bakery
landscape from what it is today.
The iconic brick building on Gregory Terrace was established
as the baking industry’s headquarters on 26 July 1961,
and is home to the National Baking Industry Association
Half a century ago, white sliced bread was the most popular
style of loaf in Australia. However consumers were beginning
to enjoy a variety of “fancy breads” made with
rye and kibbled wheat, thanks to the influx of immigrant
bakers from Italy, Hungary and Austria.
Initially, local bakers felt threatened by these new arrivals,
but they quickly came to appreciate the opportunities innovation
and variety presented.
Fifty years later Artisan Bakers are highly regarded in
the industry and Artisan bread now accounts for around half
of bread sales in Australia, says Paul McDonald, General
“Consumers today appreciate quality and choice, just
as they did 50 years ago,” says Mr McDonald.
“As a result, hand-crafted artisan bread is continuing
to grow in popularity as are breads made from health-giving
grains and specialist breads such as gluten-free.”
In a move to uphold and honour these fine baking traditions,
NBIA last year launched the Baking Seal of Excellence. The
Seal recognises bakers who produce mainly hand-crafted goods
with special attention to natural, quality ingredients,
traditional processes and a return to the fundamentals of
age-old skills in Australia.
Despite its exacting standards, the number of bakers who
qualify for the Baking Seal of Excellence is growing every
day, says Mr McDonald.
“Although many things have changed over the past
50 years, one thing remains the same: the consumer’s
desire for quality, fresh bread baked the traditional way.”
Queensland Baking Show - TOWNSVILLE
Jupiter’s Casino, Townsville
12.30pm display 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 top baker.
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
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.
Says NBIA 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
winners on the day included:
Sourdough Cob Category – Three Loaves Bakehouse
Cake Category – Happy Cakes
Category – Jean Pierre Patisserie
Category – Barcaldine Bakery
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 than ever.
For more information
on the event, please contact Briana Cicchelli on 07 3831
5961 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images of the day can also be made available.
For more information on the
National Baking Industry Association and full results please
for State Management Committee
Association QLD will be holding its Annual General Meeting
on March 22. All members are invited to nominate potential
candidates for positions of office by filling
out the form here and returning it
by February 22.
Please contact NBIA on 07 3831 5961 if you have any questions.
Baking Industry Association calls for Fair Go
As of Friday
afternoon (February 4), the Australian Chamber of Commerce
(ACCI) has thrown its support behind the National Baking
(NBIA) in its effort to see independant bakers receive
for their product.
The action was
undertaken in response to the hype in recent weeks about
of supermarkets reducing the price of bread to as little
General Manager Paul McDonald, “Selling bread for
$1 or even
$1.09 as it
already is in many supermarkets will have massive implications
the baking industry.
Realistically, an independent baker cannot produce a
of bread you would want to feed your children for less
They just can’t
The action has
been started on behalf of the baking industry, after an
by the NBIA received a record number of responses from
for the lobbying to take place.
responses centred around the difficulties bakers have
with regards to an overall loss of skills and the challenges
people to the industry.
However it is
the difficulties faced with gaining a fair price for their
that still affects
bakers the most, with many listing the unstinting drive
giants as the death knell for many small bakeries.
Says Mr McDonald;
“This issue has really galvanised bakers across
voice, NBIA is committed to seeing the matter through
for this is not simply about getting a fair price, but
NBIA is also
calling upon consumers to show their support and buy locally
help small business.
your local bakery, not only are you ensuring its future,
fresher and often taster and more nutritious bread for
a win win for all involved.”
NBIA has also
approached Mr Graeme Samuel, Chairman of the ACCC to
investigate bread pricing
more information please contact:
07 3831 5961 or
0422 239 416 or email@example.com
The Bread War
The price war
on bread has officially begun as supermarket giants threaten
the livlihood of independent bakers with Coles Supermarkets
this week reportedely threatening to reduce the price
of bread to just $1.00.
the price cuts, the National Baking Industry Association
it is still the consumer who will loose out in the end.
General Manager, Paul McDonald: “Realistically,
produce a quality loaf of bread you would want to feed
less than $1.50 and as soon as variety, nutrition and
come into play, that cost does tend to escalate.”
believes independent bakers cannot therefore compete with
the $1 loaves
and will find it harder and harder to remain competitive,
again, the consumer
the ultimate loser.
corner store bakery closes, not only does the consumer
lose out on
service and variety, but also the quality and freshness
of having a
loaf made locally
that morning versus bread that has been shipped
of kilometres to your nearest supermarket.”
is calling for consumers to consider what they are really
paying for when
choosing their next loaf of bread.
need to support smaller businesses during this time when
are looking to monopolise the industry. We don’t
want to see
the sad demise
of our independents like we did in the fuel industry,
only continued to climb while traditional customer services
attendents and complimentary window washing have all but
Says Mr McDonald,
“It is obvious that the supermarket chains have
regard for the
small business sector of Australia, when as a nation we
trying to rebuild
after so many natural disasters, it is not the time to
of small business and the careers of the thousands of
Further to this,
NBIA has now called upon Mr Graeme Samuel, Chairman of
the ACCC to investigate this
For more information please contact:
07 3831 5961 or
0422 239 416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NBIA Baking Seal of Excellence
- does your business fit the criteria?
has introduced the Baking Seal of Excellence to uphold
and honour the fine baking traditions and produce items
that have been largely hand-crafted with special attention
to natural, quality ingredients, traditional processes
and a return to the fundamentals of age-old skills in
To mark them as baking businesses of note and make them
more readily identifiable to consumers, the Association
has created a mark of excellence - the NBIA Baking Seal
Does your baking business meet the
criteria to receive a Baking Seal of Excellence?
If you have any questions or would like
an information kit for your baking business, please contact Briana
Cicchelli on 1300 557 022 or email email@example.com
Calling Australia’s Best Pastry Chefs!
Pastry Australia is looking for interested professionals
to represent Australia at the Asian Pastry Cup in April
2012 in Singapore.
The teams will be captained by Dean Gibson of TAFE
NSW and managed by Jian Yao of Continental Patisserie.
Those seeking to apply should have at least eight years
experience and the ability to undertake 10 hours training
a week individually, at least four days of training
a month at the team training facility in Melbourne,
and several week-long training sessions during 2011
under an internationally renowned training specialist.
Written applications are now open and close on 1st
December 2010. They should include a CV & the
application form available HERE,
also training history, competition history, photographs
of work and why you would like to compete.
The team will be chosen via written applications with
an interview deciding the top ten finalists.
Please send your finished application to Briana
Cicchelli at Bread House 49-51 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill
Q 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit NBIA at Fine Foods Melbourne
Fine Food Australia is the largest retail, food and hospitality
industry event in Australia. Boasting over 1000 exhibitors
of leading brands, Fine Food runs from 13 to 16 September
2010 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The ability to be competitive is critical as business
confidence in Australia’s restaurant and hospitality
sector increases, according to an industry poll by Fine
Food Australia. Fine Food Australia will offer the
baking industry the opportunity to discover solutions
and compare suppliers.
The show offers the industry the chance to experience
a range of different exhibitors in bakery world including Confoil,
Detpak, Lindsays Pie Making, Kwik Lok, Trisco Foods,
Unilever, Ready Bake and TGA Pastry.
Baking Events on during the show include:
1. Pastry Cup
A main event at Fine Food Australia is the Australian
Culinary Challenge, as part of challenge there will be
Pastry Cup, a competition that pits individual pastry
chefs against each other across four classes of competition:
Dessert Live Challenge, in the live kitchen,
Petit Fours/pralines, in the static division
Four Different Desserts, in the static division and
Sweet Buffet Centrepiece, in the static division
The Australian Pastry Cup gives pastry chefs an opportunity
to display a range of skills, compete against pastry chefs
from across Australia and come away with some of the sweetest
prizes on offer. I have attached the entry form for more
The competition will feature Australia’s finest
young apprentices and newly-qualified pastry chefs and
bakers competing for their States in a number of different
categories including creative cake, pastry, dessert and
pie production, chocolate gateaux, chocolate model, a
gingerbread feature and decorated special occasion cake
3. Official Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of this great Aussie
event. The best pie makers in the country will be submitting
their products for judging. Over four days, a panel of
15 expert judges will taste their way through the entries
to find the best pie maker in the land.
register for Fine Foods, please visit their website here
for FREE entry until August 30.
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communicate amongst the baking industry using our Facebook
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Baking Industry Golf Day Results
Congratulations to Rainforest Bakery who took out the
prize this year!
2nd Place: Bakers Delight Kawana Waters
3rd Place: Rhono Finance
Check out all of the photos on our Facebook page!
North Queensland Baking Show Results
Bakers, baking aficionados and bread enthusiasts gathered
on Wednesday 21 July for the National Baking Industry
Association’s (NBIA) North Queensland Baking Show.
Held at the Pullman Reef Hotel in Cairns; the event drew
a large crowd who came to see who would be crowned top
Competition was strong with over 50 bakers entering products
in categories that included sourdough, commercial loaves,
best decorated torte and a category specifically for apprentices.
Industry representatives 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.
Says NBIA General Manager Paul McDonald, “I was
very pleased to see the great number of practicing bakers,
TAFE representatives and industry suppliers who came along
to support what will now be an annual event”.
There were several category winners on the day including
Quinto Curcio from Curcio’s Bakery in the Specialty
Meat Pie Category and Neng Chang from Cairns Breadworks
in the French Stick Category.
But in the end there could only be one champion. The
honour went to Jana Ludwig of The Gingerbread House Bakery
who, in addition to a plaque and cheque for $500, won
flights, accommodation and entry into the 2010 Queensland
Baking Show held in September.
“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.”
Says Mr McDonald
Congratulations go to Jana and to all bakers who entered.
NBIA looks forward to the 2011 competition being bigger
and better than ever.
Grand Show Winner – Jana Ludwig, The
Gingerbread House Bakery
French Stick Category Winner – Neng
Chang, Cairns Breadworks
Traditional Sour Dough Category Winner –
Nancy Jung, North QLD TAFE
Bread Invention Category Winner – Raj
Bains, North QLD TAFE
Commercial Bread Category Winner –
Paddy O’Regan, Paddy’s Pie Shop
Decorated Gateaux/ Torte Category Winner
- Jana Ludwig, The Gingerbread House Bakery
Special Occasion Cake Category Winner –
Greg Stewart, Atherton Bakehouse
Plain Meat Pie Category Winner – Greg
Hutton, Annabel’s Bakery
Specialty Meat Pie Category Winner –
Quinto Curcio, Curcio’s Bakery & Paddy O’Regan,
Paddy’s Pie Shop
Baking Invention with Pecans Category Winner
– Danielle Rabbitt, Sebel Cairns
Apprentice Category Winner – Ashley
Healey, Malanda Bakery
For full event results, please email Billie at Billie-Jo@nbia.org.au.
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
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
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
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
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
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 deduction.
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
The Government predicts 6.4 million people could
use this option.
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, 2012.
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
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 22,500 apprentices.
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 products.
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
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
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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
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
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 5961 or
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
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
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 workforce skills.
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
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
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 coffee.
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
Environmental Award - Homestyle
Best Newcomer – Joint
between Twisted Loaf, Toowoomba and Crusty Devil
Employer Award – Steele’s
Bakery & Cafe
Jack Sheeran “Young
Tradesperson of the Year’ Award –
Aaron Skinn of Barcaldine Bakery
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
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 instruments.
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 as follows:
29.4 Baking production employees – Early
(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 shift
(b) A baking production employee who commences a shift
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
Please note that the 12.5% will also form part of the
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
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
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
“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 our Events
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 are registered.
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 left.
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 or email
her here for more information.