Listen up:  TripAdvisor needs our homes; they want to beat Airbnb’s 4 million homes/listings. The We Live Here group in Victoria will be upset to see their residential building featured (see our photo).

A quick revision of Submissions made to the NSW Parliament’s Inquir...

On Tuesday, SBS Insights’ Jenny Brockie hosted a program on the raw plight of homeless women. We strongly urge everyone to view the episode. Earlier that evening, a forum arranged by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre discussed the stigma of sleeping rough and the imp...

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Late last month, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall were in Lismore to announce a “$300,000 Flood Recovery Support Program to help drive visitors back to the NSW North Coast”.  Hosting the event was local MP and short...

Early this week, former Staffer of Gabrielle Upton and now Airbnb Manager of Public Affairs ANZ, Julian Crowley put Senior NSW Public Servants on notice:  Airbnb has no intention of complying with any directive to license and register their landlords and activities in...

We strongly recommend reading testimony given to the Victorian Parliament by Airbnb and Stayz.  Victorian Parliamentarians deserve credit for their questioning.  Brent Thomas tried to shift the pressure by finally referring to Airbnb Sam McDonagh’s appearance before a...

On 08 August we were able to convey the good news that Byron Shire Council was to commence action against unauthorised holiday letting.  Surely Council Inspectors have been issuing parking plus other fines in the interim so we’re wondering how many fines have been issu...

Yesterday in Parliament, Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated passionately:  “We will continue to do everything we can in Government to not only ensure confidence but instil confidence in every decision we make and everything we do.  That is why we appreciate that it is c...

NSW Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts introduced into the Parliament yesterday a Bill for Planning Panels and Enforcement. The Minister’s speech and text on local government bears striking parallels when one considers the illegal short-term letting of r...

Byron Bay Residents are applauding a decision by Councillors to investigate unauthorised short-term holiday rentals across the Shire.  “Council does receive complaints regarding noise, loss of amenity, anti-social behaviour and general disturbances… As more people choo...

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