Under just released Strata Regulations and By-Laws, Owner Corporations do not have to give a reason in writing if they ban animals from apartments.
However, you will be able to hold a balcony BBQ (subject to normal issues re nuisance).
Smokers can have a designated smoking area but must ensure that their smoke does not drift into apartments.
Voting for the Owner Corporation has also changed.
To read the new strata regulations in PDF, click here