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ARAMA e-News Bulletin December 2020

Wednesday 02, Dec 2020
DECEMBER 2020 Edition
A message from our CEO to you

Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. Give it to others and accept it for yourself”  

Dear Valued ARAMA Member,

We are very grateful to be involved in such a resilient industry which has not only survived the worst health and economic crisis in living memory but we have thrived in spite of it.
We are grateful that some of our members are leading the recovery, some lagging a little but expected to make a quick recovery soon while many appear to have been relatively unaffected by the worst set of trading conditions that we have ever seen. This is remarkable.
We are grateful that the Management & Letting Rights industry is so remarkable and resilient. Soon, we will all be able to get back to the business of more properly servicing our lot owner clients, tenants, guests and providing the high rental returns that our long suffering investor lot owners have come to expect from a Management Rights operator.
We are grateful that residential real estate prices are on the rise and rents are up. Holiday complexes are full again. There is a rebound in the perceived value of an MLR business with reports of record sale prices in residential complexes and an increase in confidence for well-run resort style holiday complexes. Banks are showing renewed interest and new financial institutions are actually entering the MLR lending market.
We are grateful that the borders are open (well almost!) and that Australians can look forward to a free range of travel within our magnificent country.
We are grateful to those many, many volunteer committee members and the service providers who advise them for approaching 2020 from a position of goodwill in the interests of maintaining harmony within the scheme and we look forward to a kinder and more understanding industry in 2021 and beyond.
We are very grateful to you our valued members who have provided the positive energy, encouragement and support to Tess, Julie, myself and our amazing team at National Office throughout the toughest of times. We could not do it without you.
But most of all we are grateful that 2020 will soon come to a close. It has been a bugger of a year !
Merry Christmas to you, your hardworking team and to your family and a Happy New Year to you all !

Trevor Rawnsley
Industry News
Latest Official Government Health Directive
Queensland Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions Update as at 29 November 2020
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Changes to Body Corporate Committee membership – how do they affect you ?
The BCCM Commissioner has forwarded a set of summary notes and produced a webinar relating to the changes to the Act effective from 1 March 2021. It is likely and logical to assume that the emergency Covid regulations which expire at the end of December will be extended until the end of February to fit nicely with the commencement of the new laws. At time of writing the Queensland Parliament was considering just that. 
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Government Workforce Support for Businesses
A summary of recent support announcements from the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
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Court rules on key distinction between hotel and resort
PERTH: An industrial law claim has turned on the legal distinction between a hotel and a resort.
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ARAMA Invited to join Property Services Expert Panel
The NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation - Kevin Anderson, has invited ARAMA to a Ministerial Roundtable to discuss the formation of the Property Services Expert Panel. This is great news for ARAMA as it further demonstrates the increasing relevance of Management Rights to the NSW economy, the trusted role that ARAMA plays and the positive contribution that it makes
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Communication pack - mandatory electronic check in
Mandatory electronic check in is not a compulsory requirement of Strata Title Schemes in NSW however it is recommended. The businesses who must use Q-codes and mandatory check in has recently been expanded in NSW. Want to know more?
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Will NSW be ready to Dine and Discover?
Read the NSW Tourism Industry`s response to the recently announced voucher system
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NSW/VIC border re-opening communication pack
The NSW Government has issued a communications pack with a series of easy to follow slides to help business take advantage of the recent border re-opening with Victoria. Even though this is produced by the NSW Government it is useful information for all members to note
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2020-21 Victorian State Budget Update
Read the Victorian Tourism Industry`s response to the record breaking Victorian State Budget
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Have your say on litter and illegal dumping
The Gold Coast City Council is undertaking a survey on litter and illegal dumping in an effort to reduce and/or stop it from occurring
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ATTENTION: Holiday Letting Managers
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Winning Back Outside Rentals For Onsite Managers
WARNING: Clicking through to the following video may take you a little by surprise.
It isn't your traditional perfectly written editorial, it is clumsy and imperfect but it is driven by passion and authenticity. I hope you enjoy watching it.
KELLEY RIGBY - Letts Rebuild 

Market Insights from the Industry`s leading Valuations firm
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LPG BBQs - common concern to bodies corporate
Once again, the festive season is upon us and with it comes the annual routine of dusting off the barbeque (BBQ), filling up the 'gas' bottle (or buying charcoal) and making your BBQ one of the most beloved (outdoor) kitchen appliances. 

Read on for our top 10 LPG BBQ safety tips for the upcoming festive season.

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The Latest from ARAMA

Management & Letting rights training program Office of Fair Trading

Watch the video to learn about Trust Accounts & The Role of the OFT investigations team.
ARAMA's Next Educational Webinar:
Can you make a COVID-19 insurance claim? 
16th December 2020, 3:00 pm.

ARAMA CEO Trevor Rawnsley joins with John Mahoney and Mitchell Downes from Mahoneys along with Chris Traill from EBM to discuss the recent court of appeal decision regarding COVID-19 insurance claims.

Register now
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Member Spotlight

Lyn Busato,  from Le Cher Du Monde in Port Douglas 

Le Cher Du Monde is a Mediterranean retreat that is 5 minutes from the pristine sands of Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. This holiday accommodation is a haven for couples and singles, (not suitable for children under 15).  Lyn and her husband Robert go the extra mile when it comes to their guests and always try and surprise them with a little something if they are celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary.

They have been in the industry for just over 2 ½ years now. Originally becoming interested in MR as they had friends in MR in Palm Cove for 13 years who convinced them to investigate the lifestyle change. They fell in love with the teal colour and Mediterranean look of the building.  It was built in the 90’s and the name Le Cher du Monde meaning “The sweet- heart of world”.  Should you find yourself making a booking and staying with Lyn & Robert, you will be sure to find excellent service, beautiful modern clean rooms, tropical gardens, inviting pool and new restaurant with the best coffee in town.

Some of the lows of the position has been dealing with a very difficult committee and dealing with Air B&B’s. Covid has been a blessing as if it had not hit when it did, we may have sold the property. Some of the highlights have been our lovely guests, the friendships made in the PD community and some wonderful owners.

As a new MR, Lyn became active in the local branch and wanted to give herself the best hope of succeeding and being on the committee has been a source of community and education.  

When Lyn isn’t checking in guests and serving on the local Port Douglas ARAMA Branch committee, she is passionate about their caravan, cruiser and travelling around Australia.

We have so much more to and are excited by the future.

Lyn’s top tip: “Try and have a good sense of humour and always find the positive”

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Insurance Insight November Edition

2020 will go down as a year most Australians would rather forget. COVID-19 has impacted practically every aspect of our lives and while restrictions are easing and things are slowly heading towards a “new normal”, the fall-out from the pandemic continues.

One of the sectors still dealing with the crisis is insurance. In this issue, we look at Business Interruption insurance and provide an update on the NSW Test Case Ruling announced on 18 November 2020.

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Get time back in your day and show value to bodies corporate 

Building management is just simpler with MYBOS. You can schedule and perform your daily tasks, saving a lot of time on the way. It is a workflow complete with feature-rich web and mobile apps, topped with customizable options that seamlessly integrate the owners, tenants and staff together. When you have MYBOS, defect management is faster, inspections are accurate, keys are secure, and parcels are notified without fail. And when you have a problem, support is just a phone call away. So get MYBOS, and upscale your management!”

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Up Selling & Guest Satisfaction 

The way people interact with business is changing, gone are the days when face to face interaction was the main way to do business. With more and more people booking online, the front desk is often the first face to face contact the hotel has with its guests.

One way to increase overall guest satisfaction is by creating more personalised experiences for your guests, this is done through upselling. 90% of worldwide travellers say they expect personalised experiences when they travel.

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