Yesterday’s Australian Financial Review asked a question we have been posing for a long time: how much money are Airbnb and Expedia/(Stayz) throwing at winning legislative access to our homes?

In our Response to the NSW Parliament’s ‘Options Paper’ on short-term rentals...

The kind folks at AirbnbAus have chaperoned their US$3.8 billion boss Joe Gebbia around all week. 

The tail end of the week sees all these Media reports of pensioners in Perth running unregulated home hotels, astronomical Airbnb growth in regional areas of Queensland et...

  Airbnb's Joe Gebbia & Sam McDonagh surrounded by devoted staff - Brent Thomas hasn’t touched his meal

In the NSW State Parliament this morning MPs lined up to speak to a new Bill which passed the House.  Independents, Greens, Labor…shadow Minister Yasmin Catley s...

Let’s say a gaggle of blokes including the Deputy Premier, other State MPs and a top Lawyer and Mosman’s Deputy Mayor all double parked their cars outside their offices, would they be fined?  Yet when they’re involved in Airbnb-type rentals earning big, big dollars, th...

In response to a social media account naming and shaming Real Estate Agents who appear to be breaching industry regulations, the Real Estate Board is encouraging the public to contact authorities.

Inspired by the Airbnb-fighting Twitter user @VISTRO11, @BrettdrC has bee...

Recommendations made by the City of Sydney Council in their Response to the NSW Parliament’s ‘Options Paper’ would appear to be full of regulatory loopholes and, if adopted, could see thousands of low-income residents and students face eviction across our State.

The Cit...

Channel 7 personality, David Koch, recently shared ‘tips’ on how to save money while on holidays.  Considering the damage suffered to his property during his tenancy in a Sydney building overrun with short-term rentals, many wondered where such support for Airbnb and E...

Like others around the globe – “Airbnb, just follow the law and shut up” - and unimpressed with the ”attack on Queenstown’s Council”, friends across the Tasman have sent us video of their attempts to deal with Airbnb and Brent Thomas.  Remember, Thomas claims a degree...

“Gold Coast vs. Byron Bay for holiday honours - new reality TV series “Instant Hotelpremiered on Channel 7 last night.  Byron’s EchoNetDaily (page 2) today reports that their Council Staff have prepared a holiday letting case for prosecution, which they intend to tak...

News of the alleged rape and murder of a Melbourne Airbnb client by his three ‘hosts’ has spread globally; not just across English-speaking regions.  Police have reportedly laid charges.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recently visited Sydney, spoke at a Town Hall func...

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