Yesterday (20/06/18) in the Legislative Assembly, NSW Greens MP Jenny Leong’s motion recognising Housing as a Human Right passed the NSW lower house. HomelessNSW applauded the move: 

“Currently less than 1% of rental properties are affordable for people on low...

Yesterday in the Legislative Assembly, State MPs stepped forward to criticise Minister Matthew Kean’s Fair Trading Bill that will see Online Holiday Rental Platforms have access to NSW Residential Housing.  Criticism of the Bill was at times strident, with many real ar...

NSW Minister Matt Kean’s proposed Amendment of the Fair Trading Act 1987 contains a Clause - 54E(2) - that states:  “For the avoidance of doubt, subsection (1) does not in itself authorise the use of residential premises for the purposes of short-term rental...

The NSW Department of Fair Trading’s website now carries news of plans to effectively retrospectively rezone NSW Strata Buildings and all housing in R2 Low Density Residential Areas.  State Government Ministers will introduce new Planning Laws to facilitate this.  Furt...

Last December, Chief of Staff for the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, wrote that Short-Term Tourist/Visitor Rentals were “under the portfolio responsibilities of the Hon. Anthony Roberts, the Minister for Planning”.  The Hon. Gabrielle Upt...

NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matthew Kean has announced in the NSW Parliament his proposed sweeping legislative changes that will facilitate the financial objectives of an unknown number of short-term holiday letting platforms. These platform opera...

Airbnb’s Country Manager Sam McDonagh told ABC Radio National’s PM program (05JUN18): 

“The NSW Parliament has effectively ‘green lit’ (sic) home sharing in NSW...”

Airbnb’s McDonagh also told The Australian newspaper:  

“Australia is the most penetrated (Airbnb) mar...

The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the adequacy of legislation covering short-term letting of homes ignored completely our current legislation, case law, court orders and NCAT orders.  Subsequent to the Parliamentary Inquiry, the Committee Manager confirmed in writing...

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