Australian Short-Term Rental Accommodation (ASTRA) chairman Rob Jeffress has 445 homes listed on Airbnb.  In an undated Media Release, sent last Thursday, Jeffress again argues that he and short-term rental landlords are “Australian mum and dads and small business owne...

In a Media Release today, NSW State Member for Port Stephens and Shadow Minister for Rural Health, Kate Washington MP, called on Government to “urgently and clearly restrict NSW holidaymakers from travelling, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 within tou...

Yesterday’s letter by Short-Term Rental Operators Airbnb, Stayz and the Association of Short Term Rental Association (ASTRA) to Federal and State Ministers seeking an industry bailout was preceded by some five days by the Owners Corporation Network.  In a letter t...

From the NSW North and South Coasts and the suburbs of Sydney, residents write of their distress over Airbnb and Stayz parties, sometimes groups of 15-25 persons or more, still taking place in neighbouring homes.  Nerves are routinely frayed by such activity but given...

Our Media Release on Friday reposted information “from one of Sydney’s major hospitals on the COVID-19 Coronavirus to Staff”.  Well it wasn’t.  It was a scam message.  Proof of our error in distributing this misinformation is confirmed in this...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison imposed a 14-day self-isolation period on all international arrivals into Australia due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak – the directive being effective as of Sunday, 16 March 2020.  Returning Australian Citizens and Residen...

Three years ago NSW Ministers Anthony Roberts and Matthew Kean wrote that in 2014 NSW/ACT had lost 216,000 homes to short-term holiday rentals.  Given current events, one imagines the majority of these properties now sit vacant.  The need to provide shelter plus the ne...

The Wall Street Journal reports Airbnb US listings are starting to take a hit as big events are cancelled, with bookings similarly tanking in major cities worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Unsurprisingly, new data from AirDNA says bookings in Beijing fell 96% i...

As health officials and politicians battle to find the appropriate response to the novel corona virus, those choosing to short-term rent residential dwellings might seem vulnerable.  And with its IPO looming, co-chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Technology and Innova...