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...

While the City of Sydney’s senior Legal staff are not permitted to discuss zoning violations with ratepayers, and Councillors fail to acknowledge correspondence seeking aid, City of Sydney Council, reportedly part of Airbnb’s “most penetrated market in the world”, is p...

After another one (Atlanta – no deaths this time), nay two (Dallas) Airbnb shootings – bringing the total since May in the US/Canada to 41 shootings causing death or serious injury - Airbnb’s Australian representatives have fallen silent.  The Twitter accounts of...

After more shootings, Airbnb’s US35 billion dollar man Brian Chesky has taken to twitter, promising to verify the accuracy of its 7,000,000 listings and the identity of every landlord. And if client expectations fall short on arrival, they will be moved into something...

Airbnb will remove the word "party" from the descriptions of its listings.  Party Houses Banned after five die in shooting.  Voila, problem solved!  But wait, another shooting, this time in Edmonton, Canada.  Airbnb shootings in the US since Ma...

The NSW Fair Trading Complaint Register has ‘request for refunds’ as the main source of dissatisfaction for those using the Airbnb platform.  This adds weight to reports such as that which appeared two days ago in a US newspaper - I Accidentally Uncovere...

Some Australian landlords who have turned homes into commercial short-term rentals write today that they have received ‘free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms’, courtesy of the US$31 billion Airbnb (see photo).  Problem is, the giveaways reportedly don’t comply with Aus...

Airbnb Co-founder Joe Gebbia ‘bet the company’ on the belief that people would trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How did Airbnb overcome ‘stranger danger’?  Supposedly through ‘good design’.

“Airbnb Trust & Safety  – Your s...

Recent sales of three-bedroom federation flats at 108 Brook Street Coogee, overlooking Coogee Oval and out to sea, saw properties valued at around the $1.45-$1.48 million mark.  One of these residential dwellings is listed as three separate bedrooms with...

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