Where's The Independent Commission Against Corruption When They're Needed?

Last Monday (21MAY18), Airbnb ‘letting manager’ MadeComfy raised $6m from South African wealth group Investec. Investec’s ‘head of emerging companies’ said it was the second time his company had invested in what he called a “derivative” of one of the big players in the gig economy. This funding ‘would allow MadeComfy to expand across cities, regional areas and eventually overseas’. Balmain-based MadeComfy reportedly has on its books 500 Airbnb properties in Sydney and close to 100 in Melbourne. Now it has ‘its eyes on Brisbane’ too. Note: “The $6 million capital injection will make (South African) Investec the biggest majority shareholder in MadeComfy.” So far to date, MadeComfy has also

AIRBNB - "Wonder what the response will be here if the government declares open season?”

Along with the ABC, The Australian, and the Financial Review, yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald reports that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was forced to delay long-awaited ‘reforms’ to Airbnb after nervous backbenchers refused to back laws capping the number of days homes could be rented. “In an embarrassing development, the government had to cancel its planned announcement on Tuesday after a joint Coalition party room meeting could not agree on the proposed changes, which had been passed by cabinet last week…. A joint cabinet submission from the Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean and the Planning Minister Anthony Roberts recommended imposing a cap of 180 days on properties used for Airb

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