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  • 20 Sep 2023
  • 3 min read
  • By REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella

From the CEO: 20th September 2023

REIQ Director nominations, Discrimination in sales

A reminder that nominations for two REIQ Board Director positions close this Friday 22 September 2023 at 4pm. We’d love eligible members to throw their hats into the ring for the General Member Director and Regional Director positions. This is your opportunity to help shape your profession and your peak body. We’re also seeking nominations for Life Membership, which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals to the REIQ. Find out more and send in your nominations here.

Our partners at Carter Newell Lawyers have written an important article about discrimination in sales. Many real estate practitioners are aware that property managers must avoid discriminatory conduct, but sales agents face similar obligations. Agents can have complaints to the Queensland Human Rights Commission made against them and their employers. Ignorance of anti-discrimination laws and reliance on client instructions are not a defence against liability. Find out more about this topic here.

REIQ Accredited Agency principals are invited to attend a special breakfast tailored just for them. The Accredited Agency Breakfast will give principals and licensees valuable information about meeting their workplace obligations. Topics include employment legal considerations, how to avoid discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace, commission only and working from home arrangements, and more. Another example of the benefits of REIQ membership. Find out more here.

Read more from Antonia Mercorella: From the CEO 6th September 2023

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