Keeping House

Visa rorts are affecting housekeepers

Passport Visa AustraliaIt was a certainty that a few employers would rort the 457 visa rules the moment they were introduced.    

Air conditioner safety imperative

LegionellaThe seemingly inevitable summer outbreak of Legionnaires disease is a timely reminder to accommodation providers that air conditioning units must be serviced regularly.

Beware the superbugs

Clostridium difficileA survey carried out recently by CBC Marketplace in 54 Canadian hotels across six chains has revealed that potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus were prevalent in guest rooms.    

Housekeeper's RSI - it's Your Problem

AN45-2-RSIAnyone who has suffered from repetitive strain injury will know of the constant niggling agony of the symptoms.

Raising the image of housekeeping as a career

Housekeeper copyThe Accom Management Guide, recently interviewed Marian Stratford who, in addition to a lengthy, successful career as an executive housekeeper, happens to be the president of the Professional Executive Housekeeper's Network.

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1500 apartments planned for Brisbane site

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Payce Consolidated has paid $42 million for a 2.5ha West End Brisbane building site and…

Ruffles Lodge sold to Chinese investor

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A Chinese investor has acquired Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa on the Gold Coast…

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Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, claims you can judge the economic…

Fast track, expansion of 457 visas

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The Australian Immigration Department is re-evaluating the 457 visas that would…

Arrivals up, departures down

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The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics overseas arrivals and departures figures show…

Big brands killing boutique image

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Big-box brands risk watering down the boutique segment with cookie-cutter offerings that…

Fantastic pool area dominates Adelaide's tallest

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Adelaide's tallest residential building will bring some eastern seaboard style to…

NSW hotels get subsidised energy audits

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The Office of Environment & Heritage NSW, for a limited time, is offering larger hotels…

Technology may revolutionise energy use

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Australia's CIM Environmental Group has developed a world first software platform that…