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ARAMA e-News Bulletin

Wednesday 01, Jul 2020
July 2020 Edition
From Our CEO
Dear Valued ARAMA Member,

At last… the borders are open…. well almost all !

There will never be another time in our business lives where there will be more emphasis on clean, hygienic and COVIDSAFE operating practices. You do not want to be the accommodation provider in a scheme with a fresh outbreak of COVID-19. You should do everything reasonably possible to ensure that the safety of your family, your staff, your residents and your guests are uppermost in your daily actions as a leader and significant stakeholder within your scheme.
This applies to all accommodation providers no matter if you operate short term accommodation, long term accommodation or something in between.
While not being a legal requirement, industry best practice is to have a COVIDSAFE plan in place which is practical and bespoke for your scheme. The ARAMA website has a dedicated section to guide you thru the composition and implementation of your plan. You can choose from the ATIC process, the QTIC process or the simplified ARAMA COVIDSAFE plan. You should have a plan in place by now to deal with the likely eventualities and to give confidence to those who rely on you for leadership and this plan must be consistent with Safe Work Australia and its COVIDSAFE guidelines and requirements.
This is your time to demonstrate the true value that management rights delivers to your scheme. What a great opportunity. This is your time to shine !
In a world where we can be anything…….be kind 

Best wishes
Trevor Rawnsley
Industry News
Queensland's restrictions to ease further
Yesterdays stunning yet overdue announcement regarding the re-opening of the Queensland borders is a welcome relief and gives our industry the certainty that we have been demanding. Its better late than never and we are not quite there yet however because of this announcement - this month will be better than last month and next month will be better than this month.
Read the announcement from Tourism and events Queensland including an overview of occupancy rates, revenue per available room (RevPar) and average daily rate (ADR)
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Please find the official press release from the Queensland Government including all the facts direct from Government to you.
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Temporary changes to NSW Strata Laws
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on Strata and Community Schemes, the NSW Government has made temporary changes to the law to give schemes the flexibility they need to function. The following changes commenced on 5 June 2020 and will remain in place for six months
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NSW Real Estate reforms, COVID-19 impacts and more.
Need clarification on real estate and property reforms that commenced on 23 March ? Need to know how COVID-19 impacts on our industry in NSW
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Round 2 Grants are now open
The Queensland Government is extending the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program.‌
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People’s Long Weekend a goer
The Queensland Government has agreed to create a long weekend out of the traditional mid-week show holidays around the State. 
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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions Update
Update as at 16 June 2020 covers the openings of pools and gyms.
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See how Resly PMS is improving this Coolangatta Resort’s direct bookings! 
Blue C Coolangatta made the move to Resly earlier this year and are already reaping the benefits as productivity soars and direct bookings increase. The team at Resly are ready to have a chat and for a limited time, Resly is offering ARAMA members a 15% discount on their first 2 paying months as well as their first month for free.

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Has Your Property Maintenance  become a scheduling nightmare? 
Your Building & Maintenance Team is your 1-Stop-Shop for Resident Managers and Body Corporate Managers. No more wrestling with multiple tradies & invoices. One phone call does it all! Streamline your Property Maintenance Program and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind with our complete range of building and maintenance services. 

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The Latest from ARAMA

The ARAMA Marketplace is the central site for advertising your next relief Resident Manager, contractor or relevant staff for your business. Alternatively, you can also advertise for work wanted in Management Rights.
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ARAMA Member Assistance Program (A-MAP)
As a commitment to supporting our members, we have created a new member benefit called A-MAP. This service connects you to qualified psychologists and counselors. This is a FREE and confidential counselling/support service to help ARAMA members deal with personal or work-related problems in a positive way.
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ARAMA Events are BACK!
Management Rights Industry Training Program (MRITP) in Brisbane. Registrations have opened for 31st July 2020.

ARAMA has developed a one day fully interactive training program for beginners and experienced Management Rights owners.

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ARAMA's Next Educational Webinar: 
Use OTA's to drive more direct bookings.

Join our interactive Q&A Webinar on Wednesday 15th July 11am. The most efficient and cost effective way to grow your short term letting business and your cash flow is to drive more bookings direct to your website. This event is sponsored by                                                   

Register for the webinar
BABYRAMA #2 has arrived!

Jessy (our much loved Membership Services Officer) and her partner Luke welcomed Master Oliver William Ridgway at 5.13pm on Wednesday 10th June 2020. Weight 7lb 4oz, Length 52cm. Mum and bub are both doing well and Dad is over the moon!

Feel free to send your well wishes and we can pass them on.

Member Spotlight
Liz Schibig, ARAMA Port Douglas branch President from Paradise Links Resort in Port Douglas
Nestled amongst 10 acres of tropical gardens, a golf course, and white sandy beaches, is where to find PARADISE in Port Douglas.
Liz and her husband Roland, have a special connection with Port Douglas as this is where they met 30 years ago. After a career in Tourism and Hospitality in cold climates, the couple decided North Queensland was calling and took over Paradise Links Resort in 2014. With their industry expertise and passion for helping destinations be successful, it was the perfect challenge they were looking for.
The couple created a foundation where the body corporate and owners could grow together, whilst lifting the business to the next level of professionalism. Liz is overjoyed when a guest is blown away and an owner thanks them for all they have done with a hug.

Liz’s top tip: “A sense of humour is important, just bring a smile, be kind and have a laugh”.
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ARAMA offers our members invaluable benefits along with exclusive cost savings of over $2000 annually! 
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To access our online discussion forum, educational webinars and other online resources - join ARAMA today. 
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Privacy and data protection in the COVID-19 era
COVID-19 has moved faster and at a scale that has left most businesses and organisations gasping. Amid the economic upheaval, lockdowns, physical isolation and finding new ways of delivering goods and services, business owners have also had to transition employees to work remotely. And in the mad dash neglected privacy and data protection.

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Communities love responsive building managers
With MYBOS on your side, you have every tool at your disposal to master your daily community management tasks. MYBOS not only allows in-app job logging, but also tracks each community request and loops together all concerned actors with real time updates. You and your community stay totally connected yielding effective communication and quicker actions. MYBOS doesn’t power just your site, it powers you.

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Sustainability In A Health-Conscious Landscape
The accommodation industry across Australia is still feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and with many interstate borders still closed and international travel far on the horizon, many hoteliers are looking for ways to be productive during this tourism lull.

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