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Smoke Alarm Upgrades – Legislation from 1 January 2022

On 1 January 2017 new smoke alarm legislation was introduced in Queensland. The legislation is being rolled out in a staged approach over 10 years, with all dwellings to be compliant by 1 January 2027. The new legislation specifies the type, positioning and interconnectedness of smoke alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning…

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UPDATE: Queensland wide restrictions eased – Face masks remain

From 6am Friday 23 July, several restrictions will be eased across South East Queensland in line with the rest of the state. These include density caps, capacity limits and fewer COVID-safe plans. Masks:  SEQ residents in impacted areas, will continue to wear masks in all settings outside of their homes for another 7 days until…

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South East Queensland Restrictions Extended

The Queensland Government has announced on Saturday that South East Queensland will have their restrictions extended for 7 days. SCA (Qld) recommends members follow the advice as per the Queensland Health website. The extended restrictions only apply for the following Government areas Brisbane Logan Moreton Bay Ipswich Redlands Sunshine Coast Gold Coast Noosa Somerset Lockyer Valley Scenic Rim.…

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MONITORED FIRE ALARMS IN QLD – QFES FEES RELEASED

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has released its Annual Alarm Management Charge (AMC) for the 2021-2022 financial year. These charges relate to the automatic fire alarm monitoring service it provides, which immediately notifies QFES when a fire system is triggered. Except for the Contractor Service Call Out Charges and the cost of alarm equipment…

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Check in QLD App Requirements

From 1.00am Friday 9 July 2021, registration for a number of businesses to hold a ‘Check in QLD App’ comes into effect so that collection of data to facilitate contract tracing is in place.  This will replace the requirement for COVID19 management plans. Where our clients have leisure and recreation facilities, such as gyms, health…

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FAQ: Accessing Body Corporate Records (QLD)

A body corporate must keep particular records and allow certain people to inspect and copy those records. Section 205 of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 provides for this access, and the regulation modules cover the fees that will apply, a committee’s right to records, and when access to records can be refused. The information and community…

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Queensland wide restrictions reinstated

From 1am, 29 June 2021, several restrictions will be reintroduced across the state. These include density caps, capacity limits and masks. Some restrictions are only applicable to South East Queensland including the following Local Government Areas: Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Noosa Ipswich Logan Redlands Moreton Bay Scenic Rim Lockyer Valley Somerset Restrictions in place…

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Queensland Wide Restrictions Eased

From 1am this morning, several restrictions will be eased across the state. These include density caps, capacity limits and fewer COVID-safe plans. However, these eased restrictions come with further check-in requirements. Indoor premises: Three people per 4m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (e.g. restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship…

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Tax Time – Best Practice and Non-mutual Income

BAS and Tax Agent Requirements Tax time is here so it is important to be mindful of the obligations of the schemes, as well as compliance responsibilities for agents. Bodies corporate obligations Bodies corporate are required to lodge tax returns if they have $1 or more in assessable income which is not considered “mutual income.”…

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Strata Titles – Australia’s least known export product!

Strata Titles – Australia’s Least Known Export Product! Strata titles was first introduced in NSW in 1961 to replace a range of apartment ‘ownership’ schemes which arose during the post-war housing crisis in the 1950-60’s, the main one being the ‘company title’ scheme. The NSW strata titles system spread rapidly throughout Australia. Queensland enacted the…

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