Accredited Bed & Breakfast and Motel operators are calling for compensation packages similar to those paid to Taxi Operators who have suffered from Uber’s onslaught into their space.  And having taken all due care to acquire property in buildings or suburbs protected b...

Of late there has been a hive of activity on Social Media amongst Airbnb landlords about ‘Waivers’.  The chat mostly centres on swimming pools not meeting safety criteria and the presence of children in (uncertified) short-term rental properties. Yesterday one was pres...

Airbnb Australia and New Zealand’s head of policy Brent Thomas recently said the company is the the lone champion of new anti-party house laws in Victoria…Airbnb would ensure bad actors who repeatedly do the wrong thing will …have the book thrown at them...to protect...

There was panic last week amongst Airbnb and HomeAway devotees when one landlord raised the alert over providing alcohol, food and gifts to clients. The individual had ‘learnt the hard way’:  Having had a Police Officer stay, he later received a notification – whi...

Yes, we have reached an impasse:  Premier Gladys Berejiklianrelies on Ministers –Gabriel Upton, Matthew Kean, Anthony Roberts andAdam Marshallamongst others - to address breaches of legislation.  Ministers in turn forward issues brought to them to senior Public Servant...

NSW Tourism Minister Adam Marshall MP has set new targets following an independent review of the NSW Government’s 2012 Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan.  “International visitor markets like China and India represent significant growth opportunities for Sydney and r...

NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts will soon sweep aside Residential Title Deed holders’ proprietary rights and Residential Zoning in order to facilitate the commercial penetration of homes by Airbnb, Expedia, Wotif etc.

There is talk of ‘caps’ on some homes controll...

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