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PLEASE: WHERE IS OUR MINISTER?

A torrid day for those concerned about short-term rentals: Melbourne Apartment Residents Representative tells ABC Radio’s Jon Faine that their Government’s flipping the keys to Airbnb is “an absolute disgrace”. We can hear the distress in Marshall Delves’ voice; we empathise with him totally. Byron Bay Residents have used Twitter @SISTRO11 to ask Council why it has ignored one of its highest-profile holiday rentals. Local newspaper, The Northern Star, has followed through with Council and reports that Byron’s “Mayor reveals legal action is under way”. It sounds though that Mayor Simon Richardson is about to use a fly swat to go after a massive swarm of blowflies in his Shire. In Melbourne

IS IT LEGAL OR ILLEGAL…IS IT A HOTEL OR A HOME?

The Holiday Rental Industry Association (HIRA) and Holiday Letting Organisation Byron have written to the NSW Parliament in response to the ‘Options Paper’ on short-term rentals: “It is evident that the activity of providing short-term residential accommodation has always been, and is generally, a legal activity in dwellings that have residential development consent…” Strange then that we have case law aplenty judging otherwise and that Trevor Atherton of HRIA testified to the Victorian Parliament under oath a propos short-term rentals: “...New South Wales, where it is illegal”. Also according to Atherton, still under oath, one can’t come along after land has been zoned (residential) and ch

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