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ARAMA e-News Bulletin

Friday 29, May 2020

Special Release ARAMA e-News Bulletin

CEO Message

Dear Valued ARAMA Member,

WOW ! What a difference a week makes.

In the past week both NSW and Victoria have now set June 1 as a back to work date which allows our members who provide tourism accommodation in these States to welcome leisure travellers and holiday guests into their wonderful buildings and resorts again - just in time for the school holidays. From June 1 there will be unrestricted leisure travel in these two major States.

At time of writing, June 12 sees the commencement of Stage 2 for our Queensland members who operate leisure accommodation to begin welcoming guests however according to the Qld Governments original step down approach there will still be a limit of 250 kms throughout Queensland in place. While it will be exciting to welcome leisure travellers and holiday makers back again the tyranny of distance limits our members ability to make a full recovery economically particularly those in North Queensland and the Whitsundays region. Hopefully by the time you read this the Qld Government will have commenced accelerating the recovery process to allow our members to pave the way for a full recovery sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for a special announcement from the Queensland Premier this Sunday ssssh…

In the past week we have conducted a very revealing Pulse Survey to allow our members in Queensland to have their say on important matters (see article below) and from this ARAMA has written an open letter to the Queensland Premier which reflects our members views.

In the past week we have also launched a most important Member benefit at the most appropriate time. See our article below about A-MAP and please take advantage of this limited time offer.

So, next week we are fully open for business in NSW and Victoria and have less than 2 weeks to go in Queensland …. I can almost taste the Pina Coladas !

We`ve survived, now let`s thrive 

Trevor Rawnsley CEO

Launch of ARAMA Member Assistance Program (A-MAP)

We are very excited to launch our new ARAMA Member Assistance Program (A-MAP) to offer more help to ARAMA members when they need it the most. This is a FREE and confidential counselling/support service to help ARAMA members deal with personal or work-related problems in a positive way


ARAMA TOP Awards Postponed to 2021

At our recent board meeting our directors quite wisely decided to postpone this years ARAMA Top Awards dinner to 2021. Considering that last years celebratory event drew a record crowd of 200+ we are not confident that the gathering restrictions will be lifted in time for ARAMA to have everything in place.
This means that our various Resident Manager of the Year Awards will not be judged this year and our TOP Awards for Sales Broker of the Year and Service Provider of the Year will carry over until 2021. We will fire up our awards campaign again in the new year. We wish to thank our judges who had stepped forward to volunteer their time and to everyone for continuing the pursuit to Target our Outstanding Performers


An open letter to Queensland Premier Palaszczuk from ARAMA

ARAMA calls on the Queensland premier to accelerate the pace of change out of lockdown to enable a full return to business for Tourism and Hospitality providers and especially our members who provide accommodation to leisure and business travellers


ARAMA pulse survey results from our QLD Members

To ensure the QLD premier was up to date of the direct effects these restrictions have on our Management Rights industry, we surveyed our QLD members and here are the results. All of our members agree that the QLD government should allow free travel throughout the state, 90% want the borders opened earlier than predicted...


News from the BCCM Commissioner

The latest issue of Common Ground from Queensland’s new Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management includes the latest COVID-19 legislation for bodies corporate in Queensland


Latest news from the Residential Tenancies Authority

Queensland Residential Tenancy Authority has issued updated e-forms plus training videos for tenants and training videos for landlords/ agents


RTA forms and resources for COVID-19 and beyond

Please find the latest suite of e-forms for COVID-19 which are in place until 31 December, plus more


Support announced for Qld's tourism industry

The latest from TEQ introduces the business assistance finder tool, a video to help you understand the way forward and information about the COVID Clean Program


NSW Strata Update: COVID-19 guidance for strata & community schemes

Included in this latest update is guidance for strata and community schemes plus cleaning of common areas


Victoria is now open for business!

Victoria has now joined NSW in allowing accommodation providers to welcome overnight accommodation from leisure travellers from June 1st


Landmark Court Ruling: Casuals to be Paid for Taking Leave

In yet another blow for small business employers a landmark court ruling by the Federal Court has confirmed "casual" staff working regular and predictable shifts are entitled to paid leave regardless of their employment contract


Social distancing lifted for elevators, and other top news for you


Accommodation Reopening Strategies to Engage with Guests Online

Looking for inspiration in the form of a best practice guide for hotels


COVIDSAFE Special Edition for Businesses and Industry


We have created a COVID-19 discussion forum to put members in contact with other members in a shared and safe place. 


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