COVID-19 Update 31/03/2020

The COVID-19 situation is generating more news than just about any event in history and it also has given rise to information overload for all of us.

QTIC does not want to contribute to this unnecessarily, we know you have enough on your plate at the moment. However, we will continue to point you in the right direction for authoritative information relevant to our industry and we will keep you updated on our own activities and advocacy on your behalf.

Queensland Government Directives and domestic holidays
You should be aware that the current directives of the Queensland Government, through Queensland Health, have effectively shut down the domestic holiday market for the foreseeable future, including Easter. While there are some exemptions for the “Home Confinement Direction” and “Non-Essential Business Activity” (see website), there is no ambiguity: no possibility or loopholes for Queensland holidays at this time, not for customers nor for service providers.  This is another terrible blow for our industry but it is not something that can be changed.
Relevant Government resources links for the tourism industry
We are very pleased that the Queensland Government through DITID has now established a ‘single source of truth’ for all relevant government information for the tourism industry.  It will be constantly updated and will be very useful for all business operators.

This web link will take you to a constantly updated QLD Government resource list.
JobKeeper facts
The official Commonwealth Government information in relation to the package announced yesterday can be found here.  Please let us know if you have specific questions.
Superannuation and COVID-19
Our partners at HostPlus have prepared some topical information in relation to superannuation under the current crisis conditions which you can access here. 
We will provide further updates on our ongoing advocacy work and some other initiatives in the coming days.  Please never hesitate to contact us with your specific issues, we will do what we can to support you.