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COVID-19 has decimated my business income, why bother?

by Lel Parnis, Partner, Holmans Accounting 28th May, 2020

The initial government COVID-19 stimulus package included the Employer PAYGW Stimulus Boost payments to businesses reporting wages on lodgement of their March and June BAS’.  The boost income is non- [...]

A couple of observations and concerns

by John Punch, Short Punch & Greatorix 28th May, 2020

For those who know me, Management Rights is virtually part of my DNA!  I have certainly maintained a very strong interest in the legalities and in the running of Management Rights, particularly in Queens [...]

Tips for selling motels: “Take the time now”

by Andrew Morgan 28th May, 2020

Going into anything unprepared is generally a mistake.   Not having everything in order, whether it be from a paperwork point of view or a physical asset, being prepared is going to end up resulting in an [...]

Still life with Trevor

by Mandy Clarke 19th May, 2020

Friendly, trusted and steadfast are three words I would use to describe Trevor Rawnsley, the CEO of Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (ARAMA), but when I ask Trevor to give me three words to [...]

Motel car parks available

by Andrew Morgan 04th May, 2020

This topic was originally looked at in back in 2013 when comparing it against 1995, and twenty-five years on from then the fundamentals remain relevant.   All the way back to 1995 I was told about the [...]

Is COVID-19 a WHS/OHS hazard?

by Lynda Kypriadakis 01st May, 2020

If you are a worker or in control of a workplace, you have duties under the WHS/OHS legislation in Australia to manage the risk of any adverse effect to the health and safety of yourself, as well as those you have [...]

Op-ed: What the accom industry need to know about PM’s Mandatory Code and Commercial Leases

by David Adolphe, Special Counsel with Hillhouse Legal Partners 22nd April, 2020

Given rent is one of the biggest expenses for an accommodation business, it is important to look at how Australian landlords and tenants can negotiate their commercial lease arrangements during COVID-19.   [...]

McWhirters Apartments: Times they are a’changin..

by Trish Riley - Editor Resort News 02nd September, 2019

“New ideas must use old buildings” – Jane Jacobs   Not dissimilar to the colourful and imposing history of the McWhirters family and their legacy of the magnificent building on the Valley [...]

Tips for Selling Motels

by Andrew Morgan - QTHB 06th June, 2019

It all comes down to presentation. Presentation of the physical asset, presentation of the financial data, and presentation of how the motel business is offered to the market.   In 24 years of selling [...]

Danny Little: A systems man

by Trish Riley - Editor Resort News 06th June, 2019

With an inimitable and lengthy list of accolades achieved during his 23 years in the retail sector, and more specifically Target Australia Pty Ltd, the management rights industry is fortunate that when the time [...]