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13cabs has the HSP Hygiene Sanitisation Program rolling

With a gentle reminder,  our HSP Hygiene Sanitisation Program is still going strong at 13cabs.

Also 13cabs lives for your valuable feedback and welcomes it openly, especially if your starting to use the 13things to deliver your goods, takeaway food or that birthday cake that just has to get across town! 

Simply use the join@13cabs.com.au for your feedback and if you have any other great ideas on how we can improve it, bring it on.

NOTE – for ASAP deliveries 24 7 go to the www.13things.com.au website.

The HSP Hygiene Sanitisation Program link - https://youtu.be/o55qbEQIzmg

 

Bunnings Trade - We Are Open

We understand that a reliable supply of product is important to our customers who are supporting their local communities, particularly with emergency repairs and maintenance to keep households and businesses operating. We will keep looking at ways in which we can continue to best service these needs in the changing environment.
 

We are continuing to follow government advice and our stores remain open to serve you unless otherwise advised – you can check your local stores trading hours here.


Providing a safe environment for our customers and the communities that we operate in will always be our number one priority. We have been taking extra steps to keep our customers and team safe, in line with direction from the government, so our stores might look a little different as we take some additional precautions, including implementing social distancing measures in store.


Our team are doing their best to help all customers get the products they need so please show respect for them and your fellow customers during this difficult time. We really appreciate your patience. We would also ask that if you are feeling unwell please take care of yourself and those around you.


If you would like to know more about the steps we are taking to protect our customers and team, or if you have an inquiry about an order, you can contact us at organisations@bunnings.com.au


Regards
Bunnings Trade Team

Commonwealth Bank - Deferring all repayments on eligible BetterBusiness Loans and Equipment Loans

Hi,

We know times are tough for many businesses right now and that maintaining cash flow may be difficult as the coronavirus continues to affect the economy.

To assist customers, we are automatically deferring all repayments on eligible BetterBusiness Loans and Equipment loans (Chattel Mortgage) for qualifying customers with total commercial lending limits with CommBank of up to $5 million. This means that eligible customers will not be debited for repayments for the period of April until June 2020. This includes repayments of principal and interest, and of interest-only.

From May 2020, customers will be able to opt-in to receive a further three month deferral if needed in line with the Australian Banking Association (ABA) scheme.


How has this been communicated?
All eligible BetterBusiness Loan and Equipment loan (Chattel Mortgage) customers have been or will be sent an Electronic Digital Message (eDM) to their recorded email address explaining the deferment.

If we do not have a valid email address on file, we are sending these notifications by post. We will also be placing notifications in major newspapers across the country.

For customers who do not receive this automatic deferral, our normal Emergency Assistance Package is still available should customers qualify for support. They should contact the Business Financial Assistance team on 13 26 07.


What do customers need to do?
Eligible customers don’t need to do anything if they want to opt in, it’s automatic.
 
Any customers wanting to opt out (that is, continue to pay interest and loan repayments) must only do this by responding by email to the email address contained in the eDM and letter sent to them. 

Further information can be found online at commbank.com.au/coronavirus.


Yours sincerely,
Alliance Partners team
Commonwealth Bank

Hostplus - 2020 Federal Budget Recap

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13 October 2020

On Tuesday night, the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, handed down a historic Federal Budget. The central theme of this year’s Budget is creating jobs, rebuilding our COVID-19 impacted economy and introducing measures designed to stimulate business investment and consumer spending.

 

Key economic take outs:

 

  • The Budget deficit for the current year is estimated to be a record $214 billion, or 11% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP), with debt expected to reach 55% of GDP.
  • Australia’s net debt burden is estimated to exceed $1 trillion.
  • The Government has announced a proposed total of $112 billion in new measures, including the JobKeeper extension.
  • The focus is on job creation, the centrepiece being a new jobs initiative, JobMaker and broad spending measures to get unemployment back below 6%.

Proposed super reform measures:

 

The Government has announced that it will spend $159.6 million over the next four years to implement a number of reforms to the superannuation system that it claims will collectively save fund members $18 billion in fees and other costs between now and 2030. The Government’s super reforms, broadly labelled as the Your Future, Your Super package, have four key elements:

1. Your Super Follows You

  • To assist in reducing the number of multiple super accounts in the system, and better protect people’s retirement savings from the costs of having unintended multiple accounts, the Government proposes that from 1 July 2021, when a person changes jobs, their super account will be ‘stapled’ automatically to them. At the time of starting a new job, and unless a member decides otherwise, the employer will pay superannuation contributions into an employee’s existing ‘stapled’ fund.
  • If an employee does not have an existing superannuation account (e.g. is new to the workforce) and does not make a decision regarding a fund, the employer will pay the employee’s superannuation into the employer’s nominated default superannuation fund. This will then become their stapled fund and will continue to be their super fund, even if they change jobs, unless they elect to choose an alternative new fund.

2. Empowering Members

  • By 1 July 2021, the Government will develop a new interactive online ‘YourSuper’ comparison tool, which will be administered by the ATO, to allow people to research and select a MySuper fund to manage their super savings.
  • Members will be able to look up and compare the performance and fees of all MySuper products in a single place, with underperforming products clearly marked.
  • The YourSuper comparison tool will be based on information that super funds report to the industry regulator, APRA, with information about product performance updated quarterly.

3. Holding funds to account for underperformance

  • The Government proposes that to assist fund members maximise their retirement savings by protecting their accounts from underperforming funds, MySuper products and other trustee-directed superannuation products will be subject to an annual objective performance test, based on net investment returns. 
  • A fund determined to be underperforming will be required to notify its members of this assessment and provide them with information and the tools to switch to a better performing fund.
  • Underperforming funds will also be listed on the YourSuper comparison tool until their performance improves. The YourSuper tool will also assist members understand and compare fees and returns across various super funds to assist them in determining if their current fund is appropriately performing and delivering value. 

4. Increasing disclosure, transparency and accountability

  • The Government intends to strengthen superannuation’s sole purpose test to ensure super funds and their trustees act in the best financial interests of their members.
  • In strengthening the duty owed by trustees, they will need to establish that there was a reasonable basis for expenditures, outlays and related actions being consistent with members’ best financial interests.
  • The Government will also require super funds to provide their members with more and enhanced information regarding how the fund is managed.
  • Super funds are now required to hold Annual Members’ Meetings annually. These meetings allow the trustee to explain how the fund has performed in the last financial year and answer any questions that members have. From 1 July 2021, funds will be required to provide certain information to their members in advance of the Annual Members’ Meeting. This will include, amongst other material:
    • the Fund’s annual report and outcomes assessment
    • a copy of the member’s most recent fund statement
    • details of any Significant Event Notices issued during the last year; and
    • details of certain fund expenditures, related to marketing and promoting the fund, any donations made, or payments to industry bodies or trade associations.

Superannuation Guarantee (SG)

Pleasingly, the Government, for now at least, has not acted to announce any change to the already legislated SG increases, which are due to see the SG rate increase from the current 9.5% to 10% from 1 July 2021, with further gradual increases to 12% in 2025. 

It is broadly speculated that the Government may make an announcement in relation to these SG rate increases in concert with its response to the recent Retirement Income Review, in the near future. 

Early Release of Super Scheme

The Government restated in the Budget the previously announced extension of the COVID-19 early release of superannuation scheme to 31 December 2020, with no reference to a further extension of the scheme beyond that date.

Other key announcements:

 

  • Stage 2 personal income tax cuts will be brought forward from 1 July 2022 to 1 July 2020.
  • Businesses with turnover of less than $5 billion can write off the full value of eligible assets in the first year they are used or installed, until 30 June 2022.
  • Companies with turnover of less than $5 billion can carry back losses incurred in the 2019-20 to 2021-22 years.
  • A new JobMaker measure incentivises employers to hire young workers.

Important: these Budget announcements are proposals only and shouldn’t be considered final until they are passed by the Senate. We’ll keep you informed via our website as these developments occur.

For more information and ongoing updates about these changes head to our Federal Budget page.

You may also want to consider seeking professional advice to understand these specific impacts. To make an initial no obligation appointment with a licensed financial planner, call us on 1300 348 546 8am–8pm, Monday to Friday or go to hostplus.com.au/advice

Kind regards,

Hostplus

This information is general advice only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider if this information is appropriate for you in light of your circumstances before acting on it. Please read the relevant Hostplus Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), available at www.hostplus.com.au before making a decision about Hostplus.

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new creation print - We are open for Business

We hope you are well and that your business is starting to improve as restrictions are eased in your region.

Whilst Victoria is experiencing stage 4 restrictions, NCP is safely and responsibly open for business and able to supply all of your print requirements with the same friendly and helpful approach that you are accustomed to.

Whether it is a key wallet from our warehouse, or a Covid Safe sign that needs to be printed quickly, and put in an overnight airbag, we can make it happen. 

Contact NCP to discuss your printing needs on 03 9561 7355 or email  sales@newcreationprint.com.au 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Stay Safe.
The Team at NCP
 

STR - COVID-19 Hotel Industry Impact

Completed analysis pieces and webinar recordings are sorted below in chronological order. Additional webinars are scheduled each week, and we continue to monitor performance data in all world regions with analysis posted as appropriate.

This page will be updated daily; the newsletter will be sent weekly. In order to present the most up-to-date information available, content will be transitioned off os this page after a two-week window. If you're looking for information not included on this landing page, please contact us.


COVID-19 Data Reporting FAQs

Click here for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

Partner Products & Services

ASSA ABLOY Contactless Mobile Access Technology

ASSA ABLOY Contactless Mobile Access Technology is Not Just for Large-Scale Hotel Operations 

How Hoteliers with Smaller Properties Can Benefit from Contactless Mobile Access Technology to Ensure a Safer, More Efficient and Profitable Business.   

For smaller-sized hotels consisting of anything from 50 to 100 guestrooms, the need to invest in upgrading to digital key and self-check-in technologies has often been a subject of lesser consideration when compared to large scale properties and hotel brands. Due to the more limited scale of their operations, many such hoteliers can place themselves in the mindset that upgrading to instant mobile access abilities is either unnecessary or financially out of reach. 

Click here for more information. 

ahs hospitality - Pathogen and Deep Room Sanitising

ahs hospitality-Pathogen room sanitising 

ahs have been able to adapt our services providing Pathogen Room Sanitising - where guests have tested positive to Covid 19. 

This is an extensive process based on a hospital terminal clean and disinfection guidelines used in healthcare environments. 

We have used steam cleaning and disinfecting through chemical controls, providing education, training and PPE for team members working in this environment.

Our process has been created in conjunction with an external Infection Control consultant.


ahs hospitality-Deep room sanitising

For hotels who have hosted guests in quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days, ahs can provide a deep sanitising service.

This is a detailed scope where we provide an extensive service to all areas of the room including dusting, polishing, vacuuming, and scrubbing – the room will be completely disinfected.

ARMA - Revenue Management

 

15 Insights to Navigate Market Uncertainty

During any recovery phase, albeit currently an unpredictable one, revenue management is critically important as it draws upon analytical and innovative expertise to plan for and react with speed to a range of “scenarios” that could unfold. Clikc here to read Melissa's article on 15 areas of thought to assist in navigating market uncertainty. 

 

Master the foundations so you can leverage more

This 45min video training is facilitated by Melissa Kalan of ARMA and will explore an introduction to revenue management.

  1. A brief introduction to Revenue Management
  2. Some daily questions asked by revenue managers
  3. Key measurement metrics explained
  4. Common mistakes that drive sub-optimal results
  5. Dynamic Pricing

Join a session today by registering at this link.

Bupa - Great Value Health Insurance

 

Great Value Health Insurance

Nothing is more important to us than providing our members with quality health cover.

As well a great value corporate health insurance, you can look forward to:

  • Pay nothing for your kids on most dental, physio, chiro, podiatry consultations and selected optical packages at Members First providers.*
  • If you are treated in a Members First Day Hospital, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for medical services EG: your surgeon, anaesthetist.*
  • If you are aged 18-29, you are entitled to receive an age-based discount on your domestic health over.*
  • No waiting periods for services you were covered for with your previous health insurer. *

 

To find our more about joining your company’s health plan, please call Bupa on 134 135 and quote Accommodation Association of Australia ID #2108131 or register for a call back by click here.

 

Email us on Accomassocaust@bupa.com.au.

 

We also have a dedicated Accommodation Association of Australia corporate Webpage that provides you with up to date products, quoting, savings and qual quoting for rate review periods and much more - Click Here to view your Corporate Webpage. Drop by to any of our Local Retail Centre.

*Terms and conditions apply 

Callington's Netbiokem DSAM Disinfectants

TGA Approved COVID-19 Claim Disinfectants & Hand Hygiene Products

 

Globally approved and used in airlines across the world, Callington’s Netbiokem DSAM is a ready to use, 2-in-1 high performance disinfectant cleaner for all hard surfaces. It provides broad spectrum disinfection in industrial, institutional, healthcare and hospitality settings.

 

Netbiokem DSAM kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) in 2 minutes. The product is ideal for disinfecting and cleaning of high touch points within hotel establishments ranging from bars, restaurants, furniture, fixtures, doors, bathrooms, lifts and lobby areas. Netbiokem DSAM is also effective on bacteria (Salmonella, E.coli), fungi and mycobacteria making the product even more suitable for the hotel and hospitality industry.

Click here for more information.

Commonwealth Bank - Deferring all repayments on eligible BetterBusiness Loans and Equipment Loans

 

We know times are tough for many businesses right now and that maintaining cash flow may be difficult as the coronavirus continues to affect the economy.

To assist customers, we are automatically deferring all repayments on eligible BetterBusiness Loans and Equipment loans (Chattel Mortgage) for qualifying customers with total commercial lending limits with CommBank of up to $5 million. This means that eligible customers will not be debited for repayments for the period of April until June 2020. This includes repayments of principal and interest, and of interest-only.

From May 2020, customers will be able to opt-in to receive a further three month deferral if needed in line with the Australian Banking Association (ABA) scheme.


How has this been communicated?
All eligible BetterBusiness Loan and Equipment loan (Chattel Mortgage) customers have been or will be sent an Electronic Digital Message (eDM) to their recorded email address explaining the deferment.

If we do not have a valid email address on file, we are sending these notifications by post. We will also be placing notifications in major newspapers across the country.

For customers who do not receive this automatic deferral, our normal Emergency Assistance Package is still available should customers qualify for support. They should contact the Business Financial Assistance team on 13 26 07.


What do customers need to do?
Eligible customers don’t need to do anything if they want to opt in, it’s automatic.
 
Any customers wanting to opt out (that is, continue to pay interest and loan repayments) must only do this by responding by email to the email address contained in the eDM and letter sent to them. 

Further information can be found online at commbank.com.au/coronavirus.


Yours sincerely,
Alliance Partners team
Commonwealth Bank

International Hotel Services - Infection Measures, Preventative Procedures and Rates

 

 

 

 

View: Infection Measures, Preventative Procedures and Rates

 

IHS is a national provider of housekeeping and associated services and is well versed in managing and servicing the Hospitality industry. We have invested not only in our staff and management training but also in the understanding, sensitivity and trust required to work within these environments.

 

IHS has an established Infection Control Procedure and actively promotes our infection preventative techniques throughout our employee base. If a site is reported as having a suspected case or a case of Covid-19 then IHS will implement our standard infection control procedures (including Bio-mistng) and

adopt any additional recommendations from the Australian Government Department of Health.

 

The IHS cleaning teams are trained in our Infection Control Procedure and are capable of deploying this in the event an outbreak occurs. With our large pool of existing cleaners and labour suppliers in place, IHS can scale up or down seamlessly. Our on-board training programs, scheduling of services, management processes and real  time auditing systems ensures a smooth delivery of service.

 

We approach every situation with a genuine commitment to the health and safety of our staff, clients, their guests and visitors, and have a comprehensive set of policies and procedures that honour our obligation to our ISO Certifications in Quality, Environment and Work Health and Safety. I

 

If you have any questions regarding our fee proposal, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Chief Executive Officer

International Hotel Services 

E: ckatsinas@ihservices.com.au

      

Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria Offer

Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria Offer

As the leading supplier of appliance and sanitary ware to the commercial sector, Harvey Norman Commercial Victoria looks forward to assisting you with your professional and domestic product requirements.

 

We’re pleased to offer our team of dedicated sales specialist, estimator and coordinators to facilitate a seamless end to end product procurement process, after sales support & warranty experience.

 

Click here for further information on this offering.

Key Signatures - Personal Protective Equipment

Key Signatures is an industry led company, created to provide suitable & affordable Personal Protective Equipment for Australian businesses

We are passionate about supporting hospitality Industries to supply PPE to their staff and clients to keep them safe.

Our customised support and service is driven by a desire to offer affordable and high-quality products, in a timely manner.

You can rely on Key Signatures to meet your ongoing needs, via our secured goods channels. We deliver our products when you need them.

With our ever growing Australian Made products list we are your trusted one stop shop for masks & other essential PPE staples

Please go to keysignatures.com.au/aaoa/ to learn more
 

Lifestylepanel - LSPTRAK Tracking System

Lifestylepanel has developed a precision tracking system (LSPTRAK) that can track and analyse the movement of individuals or objects within 30 – 50cm of their actual locations within multi-storey buildings. 

This has application to hotels, hospitals, aged care facilities, stadiums, commercial properties or any other business that wishes to track movement within a facility. 

The individual or object being tracked can be registered via smartphone handset or an array of low-cost Bluetooth (BLE) beacons.  The system does not require expensive networking and is easily deployed within days. 

LSPTRAK creates a Bluetooth network which has demonstrated advantages in deployment (in addition to cost, speed and deployment) over alternative technologies including RFID, 3G/4G/5G, Sigfox and LoraWan.

LSPTRAK is compelling for any organisation wishing to manage the transmission of COVID-19.  This is because LSPTRAK tracks registered users through 3-Dimensional structures with precision and provides an analytics platform that allows facility operators to:

  • Efficiently contact trace COVID-19 infections limiting the quarantining to the affected individuals and area within a structure;
  • Provide an compliance audit trail that hygiene procedures have been systematically followed;
  • Monitor and implement traffic flow solutions to manage transmission risk.

In dealing with the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, LSPTRAK has an important role to play in rebuilding the confidence of an organisation’s stakeholders and managing the permanent behavioural changes which will be expected in the management of facilities. 


Additional benefits of LSPTRAK include:

  • Safety -  precise location and movement of individuals who trigger a duress alarm;
  • Security - geofencing means that the system can alert managers when a perimeter is breached;
  • Duty of care and service compliance of multiple operators;
  • Geo-marketing or other information alerts to registered users.
View the LSPTRAK Brochure here.

Mullins - COVID-19 Resources

 

 

Mullins has published a number of articles on COVID-19 related matters on their website. 

Articles to date include:

  • Commercial Tenancy Mandatory Code of Conduct
  • The impacts of COVID-19 on employers of sponsored workers
  • Employment Update on COVID-19

https://www.mullinslawyers.com.au/resources

Also read: The impacts of COVID-19 on Employers of Sponsored Workers

nem - Alert for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

 

To date, there has been a great deal of information to work through so here are the current highlights that our network need to know from a business and individual employee perspective.

https://www.nem.net.au/navigating-covid19

Olive Learning - Training Courses

Online Mental Health Awareness Course

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1 in 5 Australians, at some stage in their life, will experience a Mental Illness. It could be a friend, colleague, family member, or even yourself.

 

However, mental illness isn't always a "life sentence". In fact, the vast majority of people will get better. Sometimes it just takes a bit of help to get there.

Click here to know more about this online course.

 

COVID-19 Return to Work (Hospitality) Course

Work practices and standard operating procedures in the hotel, accommodation and food service industry have changed significantly as a result of COVID-19, and are likely to

remain that way for some time.

 

Employers have a responsibility to educate staff on additional hygiene and physical distancing policies as well as modified procedures to create a safe working environment.

Click here to know more about this online course with a member rate of $29 and bulk purchase available for hotels for all staff.

reZme - Direct Booking Hotel Solution


reZme is a new tech platform that gives you all the tools to finally implement a direct booking strategy that works. 

As we come out of COVID, managing your costs will be vitally important and reducing third party commissions is a must.

reZme provides you with a single solution that includes the best website builder, booking engine and digital marketing tools available. 

From just $159 per month.

Find out more about reZme here
 

ShineWing - Economic Stimulus Package

 

 

We take the health and wellbeing of our people, clients and the broader community seriously. ShineWing Australia is fully resourced to support you. Our clients can be assured we are able to continue to support them during this period of uncertainty due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

https://www.shinewing.com.au/covid-19/

SoftBank Robotics Australia - A visibly clean hotel room isn’t enough

A visibly clean hotel room isn’t enough

 

The hotel industry is facing one of its toughest challenges – providing a clean and safe experience for their guests in the face of rising expectations of cleanliness. Smart hotel operators will differentiate themselves by leveraging technology such as autonomous robot solutions, using trackable cleaning data as proof points to give your guests confidence and your team visibility over the operations.

 

Visit SoftBank Robotics for more information and schedule a demo today.

STR - COVID-19 Hotel Industry Impact

Completed analysis pieces and webinar recordings are sorted below in chronological order. Additional webinars are scheduled each week, and we continue to monitor performance data in all world regions with analysis posted as appropriate.

This page will be updated daily; the newsletter will be sent weekly. In order to present the most up-to-date information available, content will be transitioned off os this page after a two-week window. If you're looking for information not included on this landing page, please contact us.


COVID-19 Data Reporting FAQs

Click here for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.