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What should be the political focus for Aussie accom providers?

accomnews spoke exclusively with Joe Shlegeris, the Greens candidate with a business background who is running for the Queensland seat of Noosa. He talked about Airbnb, the backpacker tax, rate parity and which policies he thinks will impact accom professionals most directly over the next few years. “The key issues are focusing on how the government works for the benefit of the …

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Police warn guests about accommodation website scam

Friday afternoon, the Queensland police released an online warning for consumers accessing accom provider websites in the lead up to the festive season. “The new scam occurs when consumers submit email inquiries in relation to securing accommodation over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period,” read the warning. “Scammers ask the consumer to pay a deposit directly into a bank …

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Time to check your smoke alarms

In August 2016, the Queensland parliament passed new laws relating to smoke alarms. These laws will have an impact on community title schemes. The new laws specify that every Queensland residence will need to be fitted with photoelectric, interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms, as well as hallways. All lots in a community titles scheme built or significantly renovated will …

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Visit Sunshine Coast appoints new chair as tourism tops off record year

A new chair and new director have been appointed to the board of Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC), it was announced following the Annual General Meeting of the Queensland RTO. David Ryan had been elected as the new chair, replacing Grant Hunt, who stepped down following the completion of his three-year term. Mr Ryan is a Sunshine Coast resident who brings …

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Is Queensland falling behind?

Queensland may dominate New South Wales on the football field, but where strata laws are concerned, our ‘rival state’ is out in front. From 30 November 2016, the New South Wales Strata Schemes Act 2015 will come into effect, which contains more than 90 amendments to how strata schemes are currently legislated. Some of these changes include by-laws prohibiting overcrowding, stricter …

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More disclosure when buying strata in Queensland, report suggests

Body corporate managers frequently assist in the sale of units by providing a body corporate certificate that includes certain information about the lot being purchased. A few years ago, under the previous government, consideration was given to the volume of the certificate and subsequently its size was minimised, putting the onus of checking the background of a property back on …

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