Four days ago, on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, Centre for Maritime Safety Executive Director Bernard Carlon and NSW Police Marine Area Command Commander Acting Superintendent Joe McNulty, handed out a Media Release p...

Dozens of affordable housing groups and community organisations that have long accused Airbnb of exacerbating housing shortages are taking their grievances to U.S. financial regulators just as the short-term rental giant prepares to go public.

In a letter to the U.S. Se...

The San Francisco Tenants Union is one part of the ShareBetterSF coalition, which advocates for sensible regulation of short-term rentals. They are asking – especially during a pandemic and while knowingly facilitating illegal rentals of housing around the globe and wh...

The worst fears of residents in a Brisbane apartment building have come to fruition.  Despite their objections to an application from certain amongst them to Brisbane City Council that units in their Dock Street residential building be permitted to operate as short-ter...

In the last week we reported that Airbnb had previously been paying someone to act as a so-called Chief Ethics Officer – however he has quit the organisation.  It now transpires that Airbnb’s Vice President of Trust, in charge of fraud prevention pl...

We learned via a Media article today that Airbnb had been paying someone to act as an ethics officer.  He’s yet another of Airbnb’s execs that has of late ‘jumped ship’.  Ethics and Airbnb - difficult to comprehend, given that Airbnb is synonymous with the piercing obj...

‘Almost as Byron as Byron.’  So says the headline in the Travel section of Mamamia, which bills itself as “Australia’s largest independent women’s media group”.  Mamamia ‘Head of Content’ Holly Wainwright and family enjoyed a “courtesy” visit t...

The bods at Expedia in Seattle have obviously spent up big on a gaggle of Australian media influencers to “draw people’s attention back to the needs of regional Australia”.  Not a whiff of pretext around ‘home sharing’:  Expedia’s Australian corporates fly under the St...

Today marks 20 years since the Childers backpacker hostel fire that killed 15 people.  “Sergeant Geoff Fay was one of the first on the scene and said it was still difficult to talk about the tragedy.”  As reported by the ABC, the event prompted a state-wide overha...

To quote Airbnb watchers in San Francisco:  “So Business Insider is republishing a corporate press releases?  Is it a package deal?  You pay for the “article” and receive the social media promotion for free? (The) idea that Airbnb rentals are about to get a lot cl...

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