Member’s Meetings in Queensland – Summary
Thank you to all of the member’s who either attended the meetings in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, or who I met with respectively. It was a really good opportunity to give you all a run-down of the campaigns we have been working on, to gain some feedback on service provisions and to workshop ideas for future direction. In summary some points of discussion were:
- Trade Shows and if this is something Eros should offer annually.
- Campaigns and an update on Banking Discrimination, particularly the review currently underway with Afterpay.
- Recreational Cannabis and small business enterprise – Eros prepares.
- eNewsletters – to be rolled out in the coming months as an online eBook.
- The New Eros Journal to have a directory included (with allied services).
- Affiliates and Allied Services – how can we better connect you.
I would like to make a special mention to Rob at Lovehoney and Michael at Metro for hosting us.
Meeting with QLD Brothel representative
I had the opportunity to meet with a representative from the Qld Brothel industry who are interested in collaborating with Eros on the campaign in tackling the unregulated market and pushing for change to the current legislation. Eros is currently working closely with Victorian licensees on this, and with a similar legislative framework operating in Queensland, there is opportunity there to offer assistance and lobby of their behalf.
Currently in Victoria, Eros is meeting with the DHHS in coming weeks and aims to see changes made to the Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008 requiring massage service providers to be registered with (and inspected by) local councils, in line with other allied health service providers (such as beauty salons). We are also working closely with the department of consumer affairs to assist with inappropriate advertising and pushing the department to act on this. Once we have met with the DHHS a media campaign will be launched. Watch this space.