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Thursday 24, Sep 2020

Press Release – October 2020


Advocacy and education key to long-term success

As the peak body for resident managers, ARAMA has long championed owner operated management rights as the most effective method of serving the interests of unit owners, bodies corporate, tourists and tenants alike.

Our efforts focus on providing the necessary networking, education, advocacy and representation needed for all of our members, particularly with regard to the protection of management rights.

The issues impacting on our industry are varied, constant and recurring - and it’s almost impossible for resident managers to keep abreast of all of them with the wide-ranging responsibilities in their day-to-day jobs leaving little time to do so.

We provide ongoing representation on matters that directly impact the viability of member businesses ranging from licensing, short-stay accommodation regulation, and rental reforms to name just a few.

It takes special skills and experience and many man-hours to digest proposed legislation changes that could add thousands in costs, blow out contract timeframes or leave management rights operators unprotected legally.

ARAMA is also vocal on major industry threats such as dominant online travel agents (OTAs) forcing price discounts on accommodation providers.

Equally as important, we remain focused on enhancing education and professional development among our members to lift the skills and experience within our industry and further strengthen the profile of management rights.

With more and more Australians embracing density living options each year, there is a genuine need to prioritise continuous learning to effectively and responsibly navigate new opportunities and challenges.

We work with industry specialists to design and deliver training programs that evolve and adapt with industry trends and requirements in a relevant and cost-effective way.

Now in its third year, our management rights industry training program (MRITP) offers a wealth of information about the legal landscape, managing stakeholder relationships and financial management and compliance.

The one-day workshop is both an introduction to the world of management rights and an ideal refresher course for experienced resident managers who want to update their knowledge and learn about the latest developments, trends and innovations.

We carefully select guest facilitators with leading edge practical experience who are renowned as being the best in the business – and provide a forum to ask questions and learn from their experience. I encourage you to keep an eye out for the next program near you.

This program, together with regular workshops, regional networking events and webinars will continue to improve member skills and performance to ensure collectively our industry can meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Management rights has existed for almost 50 years – and ARAMA has been around for more than half of that – so don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from and contribute to industry success. 

The more active our members are, the more powerful our industry is and the better the outcome for all stakeholders in a high density living.

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