March 25, 2011

QLD Real Estate Industry Focus on New Campaign - Fair Work Ombudsman

This email below was provided to Real Estate Excellence from

We understand that your organisation may have contact with a significant number of employers in Queensland's 'real estate industry'. The Fair Work Ombudsman (the Federal workplace relations regulator) has commenced a 'targeted' compliance campaign IN QUEENSLAND ONLY focused on the existence, or otherwise, of agreements registered with QPIR, as required by the Real Estate Industry Award 2010 (award).

Attached is a media release about the compliance campaign, an extract from the award, and information about industry-specific agreement suppliers. A complete copy of the award may be downloaded from The award defines the real estate industry as:

'. . . the provision of services associated with sales, acquisitions, leasing and/or management of residential, commercial, retail, industrial, recreational, hotel, retirement and any other leasehold or real property and/or businesses. Such services include:

* real estate agency;

* business and hotel broking;

* strata and community title management (or similar service however described);

* stock and station agency;

* buyers agency; and

* real estate valuation.'

I would ask that you consider forwarding this email (especially including the attachment) to any Queensland-based 'real estate industry' employers in your database.

Questions from such employers about agreement registration generally should be directed to QPIR Administration (P: 07 3219 7622; E: ). Alternatively REEA members may contact me direct (M: 0411 208 794; P: 07 3376 1397; E: ). Those employers who are not REEA members are requested to visit  and complete a membership application before contacting me.



Chairman, QPIR

Secretary/Treasurer, Real Estate Employers' Association (REEA)

To view the Media Release visit

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that this email message is free from errors and/or omissions, QPIR, REEA & the PSAQ, their employees, officers and agents do not accept any liability for the results of any action taken in reliance upon, based on or in any connection with this message. To the extent legally possible, QPIR, REEA & the PSAQ, their employees, officers and agents, disclaim all liability arising by reason of any breach, or any errors and omissions contained in this email (or any attachment).

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