NSW South Coast State MPs Andrew Constance and Gareth Ward, together with Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, have appealed to non-resident ratepayers with holiday homes to list properties with local Real Estate Agents so that those in need can find housing. 

In May 2016 Membe...

For over three weeks the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) has ignored our written requests for a copy of the 2019 submission by Fire & Rescue NSW on Parliament’s proposed changes to short-term rental legislation.  The DPIE’s intention is to gif...

According to today’s Sydney Morning Herald, Prime Minster (and former head of Tourism Australia) Scott Morrison has requested holidaymakers cut tourism operators a break on the issue of refunds:  “If you booked accommodation and you’re now seeking a refund, can yo...

In the run up to its expected 2020 IPO and in the wake of a mounting, often-murderous crime toll, the Wall Street Journal has detailed how Airbnb employees pushed for more stringent safety measures but were overruled. “After heated debate, other company executives, inc...

Airbnb has just emailed its landlords and advised that as of 15 December 2019 its Australian/New Zealand platform users may apply to be exempt from paying GST on their ‘host fees’.  This applies to Airbnb’s 3% commission but, given Airbnb’s massive turnover, this still...

Yesterday, Julia Verdouw, fellow at the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, and Murray Cox from Inside Airbnb, were in conversation with Jonathan Green on ABC Radio’s ‘Blueprint for Living’ program.  Their short podcast is...

The lead up to Christmas traditionally means a wind down from work and lots of fun parties.   Throw an Airbnb party house into the mix and in the US that means a barrage - 55 actually – gunshots fired in a residential street, with one neighbour injured after...

On 14 June 2018, a Report to the US Congress, under “TITLE II DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, announced:

Child Sexual Exploitation and Sharing Economy. --Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this act, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committees on Appropr...

On 24 May 2018, State Labor MP Stephen Kamper spoke in Parliament.  His constituents wanted to know why Government, which was happy to wipe out the taxi industry overnight through the introduction of Uber, had been entirely unwilling to make a decision on so-called ‘ho...

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