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Some interesting data coming out of Australia’s top research facilities…


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Trying to negotiate your work’s rent? There are new official guidelines

The Australian Government has released an official Code of Conduct for businesses negotiating their rent.

The Code of Conduct for Commercial Leases includes 14 ‘principles’ that put clear boundaries on landlords and tenants—including how much rent should be reduced, what kind of costs should be waived, etc.

While each case will be different, these guidelines give businesses something solid to refer to while negotiating. Click here to read the full document.

Read: “A new way of working”: Tourism NZ announces recovery plan

New Zealand’s Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced his government is working with stakeholders to plan for the tourism industry’s recovery post-Coronavirus.

“We have an opportunity to rethink the entire way we approach tourism to ensure that it will make New Zealand a more sustainable place, enrich the lives of all our people and deliver a sector which is financially self-sustaining in the longer term.”


Frasers Suites Sydney team up with This Space to create virtual event facilities

Frasers Suites Sydney has partnered with This Space to create virtual options for Event Organisers. The service includes sophisticated tech, including live polling, ‘skinned’ streams with branding, ticketing options and recording for guests that miss the live-stream.

There are three options available if you’re looking to run a net-event:

1. Take over a meeting room and webcast an event.
2. A webcast technician can visit the presenters home to set up a studio.
3. A technician drops off a steaming equipment package at the presenter’s door, who then remotely assists the presenter to set up.

Contact the team for more info.

Wake up to a stream of Accor’s best views

As part of Accor Live Limitless (ALL), the global brand is streaming views from some of their most iconic properties online.

Wake up, jump onto the ALL website, pick a view and sit back with a cuppa to start your day with a soothing outlook.

Currently, users can watch a sunrise over Sydney Harbour with a view from The Sebel Quay West, experience a new day unfold on the Gold Coast from Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, or soak up a WA sunset from Pullman Bunker Bay.

Read: Aussies urged to plan a holiday down-under

Australia’s Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham has urged Aussie travellers to make a domestic trip for their next holiday, as a lift on international travel bans remains uncertain.

“My message is now is the time when you can dream and plan but not execute those plans,” he said. “You should really be thinking about the type of trips you might take in Australia when restrictions on travel are lifted.”


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